Plumb Library Summer Program

Dear Editor: The Plumb Library Summer Program officially concluded with an All School Meeting at RMS on September 16. Over 135 children, and several teachers, were “awarded and applauded” for their participation in the national “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” program. From June 20-August 20, kids aged 4-14 read over 2,600 books and completed […] Read more »

Growing Garlic Workshop

The Elizabeth Taber Library will hold a Growing Garlic Workshop on Tuesday, September 27 at 4:00 pm. Interest in growing garlic has been on the rise for several years. If it is something you’ve wanted to try, this is your chance to pick up some tips from local resident and grower Kristi Marshall. Kristi will […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey

Squirts: The Gateway Gladiator Squirt team faced its toughest game of the season on Sunday. Led by Ryan Killion’s strong play in net, the Gladiators won 5-3 against Whitman, Hanson, Kingston(WHK). The offense was led by Ben Hebbel’s goal and two assists. Also adding to the offense with goals were Braydon Hathon, Liz Kilpatrick, Braydon […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Fire Chowder Competition Returns

When you have winning clam chowder recipes like the Rochester Firefighter’s Association and the Rochester Facilities Department, you know it – and now so do all those who attended the 2nd Annual Mattapoisett Firefighters Association Chowder Competition. Rochester came out on top in the public safety category this second year in a row. In fact, […] Read more »

Cat Shelter Addition Gets Approval

The cats that call It’s All About the Animals home will soon be purring in their new ‘cat room’ and porch addition now that Pam and Oren Robinson, owners of the cat shelter at 103 Marion Road, finally received the approval they’d been seeking from the Rochester Planning Board. On September 14, Planning Board Chairman […] Read more »

Tabor to Host 4th Annual Day of Service

For the past four years, Tabor Academy has held a Day of Service, an event that has allowed the entire Tabor community to interact with Southcoast communities in a more direct and personal manner than ever before. On Wednesday, September 28, the entirety of the student body and faculty – roughly 600 people – will […] Read more »

2nd Annual Octopurr Fest Open House

It’s All About the Animals is hosting a fun-filled afternoon for pet lovers of all ages on October 2 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at the shelter grounds located at 103 Marion Road, Rochester. “Autumn is a beautiful time of year on the South Coast and offers the ‘purrfect’ opportunity for shelter friends both […] Read more »

School Reunion Brings Many Home

On September 17 at the Rochester Council on Aging, the 10th Grammar School Reunion hosted nearly a hundred former Rochester students. The reunion brought together folks who had learned their ABCs in classrooms or one-room schoolhouses that dotted the Rochester landscape before 1954. Organizer and prime mover of the event Betty Beaulieu said, “Unless some […] Read more »

Conservation Commission Reviews Drought Status

The continued drought in Massachusetts was the main talking point at the Rochester Conservation Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 20. “The Mattapoisett River did run dry at one point,” said Conservation Agent Laurell Farinon. “It has before in times of severe drought, but we’re monitoring the situation.” Rochester is currently experiencing ‘Extreme Drought’ status, the […] Read more »

Jacques P. van de Kerckhof

Jacques P. van de Kerckhof, 79, of Mattapoisett died September 24, 2016 peacefully at Brookdale Assisted Living in Dartmouth, MA. He was the husband of Christiane E. (Beyens) van de Kerckhof. Jacques’ life had been an inspiration for all of us. His leadership, vision, compassion and values have helped shape who we are as a […] Read more »