ORR Spending May Be Studied

It has been widely reported that those with their finger on the financial pulse of their respective towns have been direct in telling the ORR School Committee members that their budget request was excessive. In turn, the school committee has been equally direct in saying, “We need more.” However, on March 21, the ORR School […] Read more »

Open Mic Night at the MAC

The Marion Art Center on March 25 hosted an Open Mic Night, featuring 11 performers who brought their talent to about 50 in the audience. Photos by Felix Perez   Read more »

James Francis Carr

James Francis Carr, 86, of Marion, Massachusetts and Lakeland, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 22, 2017. He was the husband of Yucel O. Carr and the son of the late James J. and Yvonne (Bergeron) Carr. He was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts and grew up in Springfield. After serving as a Sergeant in […] Read more »

Joann (Klappholz) Totten

Joann (Klappholz) Totten, 51, of Walpole, MA passed away peacefully on March 25, at her home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer. Joann was the beloved husband of Glenn Totten and devoted mother to daughters Mei and Lia Totten. Joann is survived by her parents Bruce and Linda Klappholz of Mattapoisett, […] Read more »

Candidate’s Event Sparks Contention in BOS Race

It was the liveliest of all of the candidate’s forums so far, said emcee Sharon Lally at the annual COA candidates’ forum, but as one candidate for selectman said as he exited the building, “I’d rather schedule a colonoscopy.” Sparks started to fly between Richard Nunes, Greenwood “Woody” Hartley, and Bendrix Bailey, the candidates for […] Read more »

Sippican Lands Trust Scholarship

The Sippican Lands Trust is seeking applicants for its “Helen A. Arthur Scholarship.” A monetary award of up to $1,000 is available to a Marion resident who is a graduating senior from any secondary school by June 2017 and is preferably pursing an education in environmental studies or a related field. Please postmark a completed […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society Speakers’ Program

Take a visit back in time to early law enforcement and corrections. “Plymouth County Corrections, Then & Now” takes you on a journey through the county jail system in Massachusetts and tells the story of some of our most infamous inmates! Hosted by the Sippican Historical Society, Liisa Budge-Johnson from the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department […] Read more »

Selectmen Want ORR School Spending Study

On March 28, Mattapoisett Town Administrator Mike Gagne asked the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen to support a sum of $10,000 – a sum that will need to be approved during the upcoming spring town meeting – to hire an outside consultant to study expenditures and revenues for the past several years at the ORR School […] Read more »

Opportunity a Core Value at ORR

Greetings! Over the last two years, the Old Rochester Regional High School has worked hard to establish core values. Our core values define the qualities that are foundational to what we do and strive for as a school community. One word continued to surface as we examined who we are and what we do: opportunity. […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Paul Graves, Class of 2018, of Marion and Sarah Rogers, Class of 2019, of Rochester were named to the fall 2016 Dean’s List at Stonehill College. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were […] Read more »