Holiday Season Comes to Tabor

December often sees students’ stress levels rising: the marking period is ending; teachers are cramming in tests before break begins; seniors are starting to get news from colleges; and many are working on applications. Teachers can get overwhelmed as well: deadlines are tight and there is much to grade and much to do. To remedy […] Read more »

Mass Insight Education Excellence Award Winner

Wareham High School Teacher and Rochester resident Craig Berriault has been honored with Mass Insight Education’s Partners in Excellence Award for helping more students take Advanced Placement (AP) courses with success as they prepare for college. The award recognizes 54 Massachusetts AP teachers for their outstanding contributions to student achievement and their dedication to college […] Read more »

Food For Thought

There seems to be a fragment of black and white memory where I’m a very small child kneeling on a chair next to a kitchen table. The air is fragrant with spices and freshly-rolled dough. Hands are presenting a small ball of dough to me to play with – and the memory ends. Of course, […] Read more »

Adult and Children Programs at the ETL

Mystery Book Club: Please join us for our monthly mystery book discussion on Wednesday, January 6 at 11:00 am. We will be discussing A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. Please stop into the Elizabeth Taber Library today to register and reserve a copy of the monthly book. Story Time for Children: The grandmothers are […] Read more »

ORR Class of 1979 Alum

A reunion of the ORR class of 1979 is being planned for Saturday, July 16, 2016 during Harbor Days weekend. We are compiling a contact list. Please share your contact information or anyone you are in contact with from the class of ’79 to or mail to DBW, P.O. 771, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Please […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Conservation Commission

To the Editor: Recently a local landscape design and construction business, Yard Boss, was called to task before the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission regarding the matter of water withdrawals at the Herring Spillway of the Mattapoisett River. This was prompted by a letter from the Town of Fairhaven who controls the spillway. I serve as an […] Read more »

Tinkhamtown Chapel Christmas Tradition Lives On

Ever since she was a little girl, Gail Roberts has participated in an almost sacred local tradition at the Tinkhamtown Chapel in Mattapoisett. For decades, for as long as she can remember, Roberts’ family Christmas included the annual Christmas carol sing at the tiny chapel, welcoming all to gather their families together and pass an […] Read more »

Barry A. Harwood

Barry A. Harwood, 50, of Fall River, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at St. Anne’s Hospital, in Fall River, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Stacy L. (Sykes) Harwood. Born in New Bedford, the son of Alan B. and Merilyn L. (Radu) Harwood of West Wareham, he grew up in […] Read more »

Over 55 Multi-Family Problematic For Owner

When Kerri Sousa inherited her father’s portion of the property located at 7 Marion Road, she also inherited zoning restrictions – restrictions that Sousa’s father requested. Now she’s finding that those restrictions are making it nearly impossible to get financing for the property. Sousa came before the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals on December 10 […] Read more »

For Debate Team, Practice Makes Better

On Wednesday evening, not an empty classroom could be found at Old Rochester Regional. The debate team was holding the first debate of the year, with nine schools from the local area attending to compete. When all the debaters and the judges were added up, there were over 400 people at the school participating in […] Read more »