Sunday Stroll Along Shaw Farm Trail

Enjoy the beauty of nature in winter on a free guided walk with the Buzzards Bay Coalition at Shaw Farm Trail in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett on Sunday, February 7 at 1:00 pm. The Coalition’s recently opened Shaw Farm Trail links the Phoenix/Mattapoisett Bike Trail and Nasketucket Bay State Reservation. On this walk, you’ll learn about […] Read more »

Jeannette Zora Turnbull

Jeannette Zora Turnbull, 96, of Marion, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at home. She was the widow of William Veale Turnbull and the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Ana Medeiros Zora. Jeannette was born in Marion and attended Marion elementary schools. She graduated from Tabor Academy in 1938 and the Kinyon-Campbell Business School […] Read more »

Town Hopes for ‘Palatable’ Annex Option

Four members of a town hall annex appointed committee on January 25 presented the Rochester Board of Selectmen with a preliminary list of seven different options the town could offer town meeting voters to solve the town’s conundrum on whether it should continue to rent space or invest in a town annex of its own. […] Read more »

SHS Adds Oral Histories to Website

The Sippican Historical Society has recently added two new Oral Histories to its website:, click on “Welcome to the Sippican Historical Society,” then follow down the list and click on “to view videos from our Oral History Project, click here.” The Oral Histories were filmed by ORCTV (Old Rochester Community Television) for its local […] Read more »

Students Strive to Make Change

Student activism has a long history in America. With their energy and passion, students have the power to change the culture and direct the conversation within their schools and beyond. Whether by starting clubs or inviting the community to help on a more specific project, members of the Tabor Academy community were able to raise […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The Machacam Club will hold the monthly meeting on February 3 at the Legion Hall, 3 Depot Street. Social time is 5:30 pm; dinner is at 6:00 pm. This meeting will feature baked lasagna with garlic bread and tossed salad with pie for desert. Our speaker for the meeting is our own Sung Bok Kim, […] Read more »

Boating Fees and Beach Access Top Meeting

An increase in boating fees proposed by the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen was met by internal and external concerns from the town clerk and the owners of the Mattapoisett Boat Yard on January 26. Town Clerk Catherine Heuberger raised concerns that the proposed methodology for ensuring that excise taxes, sticker permits, and mooring fees for […] Read more »

Course Selections for the 2016-17 School Year

This past week at Old Rochester Regional High School, students have been forced to face the looming fact that the future is imminent and must be dealt with at some time or another. In fewer words, it’s time to pick next year’s classes. Neon green cards with next year’s class options were handed out to […] Read more »

Historical Donation

Margot Stone and her daughter, Robin Arms Shields, have donated to the Sippican Historical Society an extensive collection of 19th century objects related to the whaling industry.   Read more »

Emotions Stirred During Solar Farm Hearing

The Rochester Planning Board was unwilling to wait – a second time – for a tardy arrival of the engineer of the large-scale solar farm slated for the center of Rochester. Instead, Planning Board member Ben Bailey suggested the board cease waiting for him and continue the January 26 meeting until February 9. This came […] Read more »