Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics

The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics MA, organized and hosted by Tabor students, will be on Sunday, January 22 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Silvershell Beach in Marion. This is one of the major fundraisers for Special Olympics and one of nine plunges occurring around the state. Tabor students are seeking sponsorships from […] Read more »

Out with the Old and In with the New

Clean out your closets after the holidays and give Mother Nature the gift of donating your unwanted textiles. Did you know that 85% of clothing and textiles end up in landfills even though 95% can be recycled or reused? Support ORR’s junior high and high school’s ongoing textile recycling program and donate! All of the […] Read more »

2016 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test

Old Rochester Regional High School Principal Michael Devoll is proud to release the 2016 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) report data as provided by College Board. In the 10th grade, Old Rochester had 120 total test-takers. The mean total score for these students was 1052, well above the Massachusetts mean score of 962 and the […] Read more »

Wetland Delineations for Vaughan Hill Property Pending

An abbreviated notice of resource area delineation or NRAD caused a bit of conversation during the December 20 meeting of the Rochester Conservation Commission. Coming before the commission was Alan Ewing of Alan Ewing Engineering representing Marc and Nancy Ferreira. The site is 6.8 acres and is located on Vaughan Hill Road. Ewing detailed for […] Read more »

Church Pony Pasture

George and Catherine Church loved Rochester and their land. They wanted the public to be able to enjoy this land that they loved forever. The Rochester Land Trust is proud to be helping make their wishes come true. RLT recently purchased the historical Church Pony Pasture in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and […] Read more »

Whaling Museum for Moby-Dick Marathon

It is time for the yearly migration to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. January 6-8 will mark the 21st annual Moby-Dick Marathon at the Museum. The event summons readers and enthusiasts around the globe – from the world’s most obsessive literary aficionados, to local school children and everyone in between. Participants will travel back in […] Read more »

Tabor Students Face College Decisions

Students departed Tabor’s campus for Winter Break this past Friday, and with them dispersed the stress and emotions the college admission process inevitably brings to high school upperclassman each year around the holidays. The college admission process officially began for juniors on Wednesday, December 14, with the annual “College Kick-Off Day,” a required event for […] Read more »

ZBA Hearings Cause Debate

With a fairly heavy agenda, the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals held their December 15 meeting at Old Hammondtown School. One case experiencing some pushback from abutters came for Scott Boucher’s application for a special permit to operate a used car sales lot at the former Gail’s Goodies Bakery on Route 6. Boucher, a Mattapoisett […] Read more »

Tabor Continues Science@Work Lecture Series

On January 12 at 6:30 pm, Michael Retelle, Professor of Geology at Bates College (ME), will share information about Paleo-Climatology through his study of ice cores from the Arctic. Retelle did his undergraduate studies at Salem State College (BS, 1976) prior to working as a field geologist on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline in 1976. He did […] Read more »

MAC Art and Theater Classes

The Marion Art Center is now accepting registrations for the following children’s art and theater classes for Winter 2017: Little People’s Theater (ages 5-8): Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm; January 10 – February 14 (6 weeks); Instructor: Linda Landry. Tuition is $80 for MAC members* and $95 for non-members. Minimum of 5 students required […] Read more »