New Mixed Use Complex Planned

Todd Rodrigues’ application for an amendment to a site plan previously approved was an opportunity to showcase his plans at the March 21 meeting of the Mattapoisett Planning Board. Rodrigues’ original plan was for the construction of two generic looking two-story buildings with parking between the two structures at 81 Marion Road The new plan […] Read more »

Esteria Hope LaPointe

Esteria Hope LaPointe 92 of Lakeville and Rochester, wife of the late Raymond LaPointe passed December 20, 2015. Her family will be having a memorial service April 9, 2016 at 10:30 am at the Lakeville United Church of Christ Precinct St, Lakeville. Read more »

ORR School Committee Approves 2016-17 Budget

The Old Rochester Regional School Committee has approved the ORR School District’s proposed $17,640,793 budget for the 2016-17 school year. The budget has been a source of contention, and the committee pared down by $660,947 the originally proposed budget amount of $18,301,919. At the same time, the committee approved seeking a debt exclusion of $603,206, […] Read more »

Santos Twins Leave Major Mark on ORR

With winter sports having concluded after last weekend’s nationals track meet and spring sports teams just beginning practices this week, it’s a slow news week for Old Rochester Regional athletics. That’s why it’s the perfect time to shine a light on two students who made a huge impact this past season and who are set […] Read more »

Pageant Planned for Girls with Special Needs

On Friday, May 6, reigning Miss Southcoast Jillian Zucco will host the Miss Inspirational pageant for girls with special needs and disabilities at the Old Rochester Regional High School auditorium at 6:30 pm. Ms. Zucco, a graduating nursing student in the honors program at UMASS Dartmouth, is now accepting registrations from girls and young women […] Read more »

Easter Egg Fun

Saturday was a picture perfect day at Veteran’s Park in Mattapoisett for the Lions Club’s annual Easter egg hunt. Dozens of children made the dash to collect their fair share of Easter candy and enjoyed an afternoon of popping bubbles by the lighthouse with entertainer Vinny Lovegrove. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Two Running for Selectman in Rochester

Rochester voters will have a choice in at least one of the races in the April 13 election, with two names on the ballot seeking one seat on the Board of Selectmen. Incumbent Bradford Morse, a cranberry farmer, will seek his fourth elected term on the Board of Selectmen while former selectman and current Planning […] Read more »

Madeline A. (Daly) Arruda

Madeline A. (Daly) Arruda, 86, of Rochester died March 26, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital peacefully after a long illness. She was the wife of Edmund F. Arruda. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Renault) Daly-Bouley, she lived in Rochester most of her life. She was a communicant of […] Read more »

ORRJHS Students of the Month

Kevin T. Brogioli, Principal of Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, announces the following Students of the Month for February 2016: Green Team: Cole Ashley & Ruth Harris Orange Team: Michael Pardo & Meg Hughes Blue Team: Owen Kinney & Lela Krein Red Team: Joseph Dumas & Rebecca Milde Purple Team: Frank Andrews & Taylor […] Read more »

Upper Cape Tech Golf Tournament

The Bette-Lee Marsland/Upper Cape Tech Golf Tournament will be held at the Falmouth Country Club on Sunday, June 12 with a 7:00 am registration and an 8:00 am shotgun start. This is our 19th annual golf tournament, and we need your help in the way of teams and sponsors. If registered by May 20, the […] Read more »