Tri-Town Early Childhood Program

The Tri-Town Early Childhood Program, located at Old Rochester Regional High School, is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. The preschool program serves 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds and follows the school calendar. The program is unique in that it provides a high quality early childhood education opportunity to preschoolers, while also offering high school […] Read more »

Historical Societies Sponsor Author Talk

On Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 pm, author and historian Stephen Puleo will talk about his latest book, American Treasures, at Mattapoisett Free Public Library, 7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett. American Treasures is the story of the U.S. government’s secret efforts to save the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Gettysburg Address. These and other priceless documents […] Read more »

Wings Of Vernal Equinox

The long and anticipated moment of a new season in time began in a moment after midnight on Tuesday while we slept, when a planetary transition in space moved silently overhead as Earth slowly rotated on its axis to turn the face of the northern hemisphere into the direct rays of the sun for the […] Read more »

Rochester Sets Annual Town Meeting Date

The Rochester Board of Selectmen on March 27 approved a date for the 2017 Rochester Annual Town Meeting, agreeing on Monday, May 22, at 7:00 pm in the Rochester Memorial School cafeteria. “I don’t have plans for a Special [Town Meeting] at this point,” said Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar. The board set the deadline date […] Read more »

Tri-Town Schools Wrap Up FY18 Budgets, Calendar

All the numbers are in and all fiscal year 2018 school budgets have been approved, ready for Town Meeting acceptance in May. The ORR School Committee was still talking about the Old Rochester Regional school district budget, the most contentious, during the March 23 joint meeting of the Tri-Town school committees. “It wasn’t even level-service […] Read more »

Students vs Staff

The Sippican School gymnasium was lit up the night of Thursday, March 23, for the annual sixth grade versus staff and parents basketball game. The adult team seemed to have fun giving the students a consistently hard time throughout, but in the end, it was the students who triumphed 37-33. Photos by Colin Veitch   Read more »

Marion COA Learning and Leisure Lectures

All lectures begin at 12:45 pm at the Marion Music Hall, 164 Front Street, and are free and open to the community. Monday, April 3: “Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobedience.” Henry David Thoreau was an American poet, essayist, philosopher, naturalist and abolitionist. Professor of American Literature at UMass Dartmouth and Marion resident Charles White will […] Read more »

MAC Adds New Art Class

Fundamentals of Drawing (ages 12-15): Mondays, 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the MAC Studio; April 3 to June 5 (8 weeks)* Note: No class April 17 or May 29; Instructor: Catherine Carter. Learn the basics of drawing from observation and imagination using both graphite and colored pencils. We will focus on shape, value, and composition, […] Read more »

Reptiles Of Massachusetts

There are many misunderstandings between humans and scaled creatures, which has led to problems for the reptiles. Meet some of Massachusetts’ resident reptiles and find out about human threats to their survival. Program date is Friday, April 28, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at the Marion Natural History Museum, 8 Spring Street, Marion. Cost is […] Read more »

Rochester Memorial Budget Set

The Rochester School Committee met on March 23 with a focus on the local school budget. Superintendent Doug White presented the $6,076,537 FY18 budget, which is a 2.34% or $138,735 increase over FY17. The increases comprise: $115,081 (6.55%) for special education; $21,793 (0.75%) in professional staffing, $7,251 (2.58%) in regular day transportation; and an unspecified […] Read more »