Out Like a Lamb

In a year that found the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission tasked with a variety of extremely complex jurisdictional cases – at times pitting neighbor against neighbor, and applicant against commissioner, or vice versa – the last meeting for 2017 started and ended as gently as a softly bleating lamb. On December 11, the cases heard and […] Read more »

Celebrity Artist, Celebrity Bandit at RMS

A special visitor brought a special new resident to Rochester Memorial School on Friday, December 15. Every school needs a mascot, and at RMS it’s always been that rascally raccoon, Bandit. A loyal and constant fixture at the school, wherever Bandit shows his face – whether on posters, banners, T-shirts, or even socks – the […] Read more »

Winter Vacation Family Explorations

Spend winter vacation discovering the outdoors with your kids during Winter Vacation Family Explorations, a series of three free outings in Acushnet and Mattapoisett during winter vacation week hosted by the Buzzards Bay Coalition. Through fun games and hands-on activities, your whole family will learn about winter animals, plants and habitats in the Buzzards Bay […] Read more »

What About the Box Turtles?

Hundreds of baby diamondback terrapins have been saved by residents of The Cove just along Jenney Lane, but the Marion Conservation Commission wanted to know on December 13, what about the Eastern box turtles? The commission reviewed The Cove in Marion Trust’s Request for an Extension Permit for three years to continue to operate the […] Read more »

Pizza Santa

What’s better than a visit with Santa Claus? Without a doubt, it’s a visit with Santa Claus with pizza. The Marion Police Brotherhood hosted its annual “Pizza With Santa” this year at the new Benjamin D. Cushing Community/Senior Center. ‘Lieutenant’ Santa, as he does every year, arrived at the event to a high-spirited crowd of […] Read more »

Tighter Security Slated for Town Hall

The Town of Rochester has been awarded a $5,000 grant to install further security at Town Hall. Facilities Director Andrew Daniel secured the grant, which will pay for the installation of a new security system and security cameras that will monitor the front door entrance and parking lot. On December 18, Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey

The Gateway Gladiators Mite C team lost another close game over the weekend 14-12 to Lower Cape. The team played well, mixing good defense in with some nice passing and good offense. Tomas doCanto led the way for the Gladiators with 5 goals and an assist, followed by Kaden Silva and Des Murphy (2 goals), […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Police/EMT

To the Editor: I am writing to commend the Mattapoisett Police/EMT officers for their quick response to the fall I took while on my daily walk on Thursday, December 14, 2017. It was 5:30 am, had just begun snowing, and I slipped and fell about 15 minutes into my walk. Thanks to Lori Bardwell, whose […] Read more »

The Coalition Announces Intent to Sue Town

Just when the Marion Board of Selectmen celebrated the Environmental Protection Agency’s acceptance of an alternative (and less expensive) plan to tackle ongoing wastewater discharge, the Buzzards Bay Coalition issued the Town an official notice of its intent to file a lawsuit over violations of the Massachusetts Clean Water Act (CWA). Nine private citizens are […] Read more »

ORR Students Give Back for the Holidays

The holiday season has brought out a whirlwind of community service at ORRHS, particularly in the past few weeks when students have been active in several events calling on them to give back to the Tri-Towns that many call their home. “Giving back to the community is important because everything around us comes from the […] Read more »