Girls XC Finishes 5th at All-State Meet

Even more so than last week, the fall sports season at Old Rochester Regional High School is officially winding down. As football had a bye week to prepare for their Thanksgiving Day showdown with Apponequet, the only team still left competing was Girls’ Cross Country, which raced in the Division 2 All-State Meet at Stanley […] Read more »

Schools Highlight Points of Pride in Test Results

Not all of the PARCC exam results are out yet, but MCAS and the science portion of the 2015 PARCC results were discussed during the November 19 meeting of the Joint School Committee, with the principals from each of the five schools giving a brief overview of their school’s performance. Sippican School fifth graders scored […] Read more »

Cultivating the Creative Spirit

When one walks down the art hallway at Old Rochester Regional High School, the art on the walls hangs proudly, allowing everyone to admire the skills of their peers. Currently, black and white portraits smile warmly at students who shuffle to their math-wing classes. Last week, two of these outstanding artists were selected to be […] Read more »

Sean Michael Perry

Sean Michael Perry, 39, of Mattapoisett, died suddenly November 23, 2015. He graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School, obtained an Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts/Chef Training from Bristol Community College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with Honors from UMass Dartmouth. Sean worked in Amsterdam, Netherlands for one year at the laboratory of Christiaan […] Read more »

Rochester TA Seeking Fairhaven Position

Rochester Town Administrator Michael McCue is currently one of three final candidates selected by a Fairhaven subcommittee to fill the position as Fairhaven’s very first town administrator. The Rochester Board of Selectmen hired McCue in August of 2014 after town administrator of seven plus years Richard LaCamera retired. McCue was the town administrator of the […] Read more »

Upper Cape Tech Open House

Administrators, faculty and current students welcomed nearly 400 prospective freshman students and their families into the school last week for an evening filled with interactive demonstrations of the various technical offerings for students from the towns of Bourne, Falmouth, Marion, Sandwich and Wareham. The 1,300 visitors in attendance were able to explore activities in several […] Read more »

ZBA Closed For The Holidays

With only one public hearing scheduled before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals conducted business on November 19. The applicant Dwight Smith of Wakefield would not have to wait until after the New Year to learn the disposition of his request. Represented by David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates of […] Read more »

MOSAC Chair Baffled by ConCom’s Inaction

Improving the hydraulic controls at Grassi Bog since the system failed and flooded during the spring of this year has been a slow process and was further halted on November 18 by the Marion Conservation Commission as a result of its own engineer’s written comments on some perceived inconsistencies in the improvement plan. And when […] Read more »

ORRHS Term 1 Principal’s Honor Roll

The following students have achieved honors for the first term at Old Rochester Regional High School: Highest Honors, Grade 9: Emma Blouin, Julia Cabral, Ian Friedrichs, Sydney Green, Genevieve Grignetti, Daniel Hartley, Amelia Isabelle, Rosemary Loer, Michaela Mattson, Claire Noble Shriver, Vanessa Ortega, Harrison Riley, Gates Tenerowicz, Lily Youngberg; Grade 10: Erin Burke, Collin Fitzpatrick, […] Read more »

December Programs at Plumb Library

For their December book, “Just the Facts” Nonfiction Book Discussion Group, will be reading The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin. Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon while riding on a […] Read more »