Hey Groundhog…

…We are watching you. We usually make a pretty big deal out of Groundhog Day every year. As of February 2, we are officially halfway through the winter. That is always something to celebrate, and I imagine even more so if you’re a groundhog wintering beneath the ground in a dark and dank hole. And […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Peter Sands of Marion was named to the Dean’s List at Wentworth Institute of Technology for the fall 2017 semester. Gabrielle Poitras of Marion has been named to the fall 2017 Dean’s List at Becker College. Nichols College has recognized Sean Nutter of Mattapoisett and Ryan Plunkett of Rochester who achieved Dean’s List status for […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library Children’s Events

The following February events will take place in the Children’s Department at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. Take Your Child to the Library Day: Saturday, February 3, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Take the whole family to visit the library and explore all that we have to offer. Get a free balloon sculpture made by balloon […] Read more »

Gateway Youth Hockey

The Gladiator Mite C team played a tough Lower Cape team on Saturday, coming up a little short, in a loss. The team managed to score quite a few goals but just couldn’t keep up with the faster pace. Kaden Silva led the offense, scoring five goals and one assist. Tomas doCanto ended up with […] Read more »

Zoning Change Proposed for Front Street Parcels

It was a short meeting on January 22 as far as the Marion Planning Board goes, with two members absent. Engineer Bill Madden came before the board to present an idea for a zoning change for property owned by Theodore Laycock located at 391 Front Street. The proposed zoning change to General Business would apply […] Read more »

ORR Students Inspired at Women’s March

Last Saturday, a group of about 20 students from the Gender Politics Club at Old Rochester Regional High School took to the streets of Providence for the 2018 Women’s March. The local students were among the thousands that had gathered to stand up for women’s rights and equality. Senior Alice Bednarczyk spoke on one of […] Read more »

Summer Track and Field Camp

Summer Track and Field camp will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 am on Saturday, July 30 – Tuesday, August 2 at ORRHS. Open to those entering Grades 5-12. The cost is $125. Coaches will be Bill and Cindy Tilden, ORR hurdle coach Sean Medeiros, Wareham head coach Chris Gardner and New Bedford head coach […] Read more »

Tri-County Symphonic Band

The Tri-County Symphonic Band, under the direction of Philip Sanborn, returns to the acoustically friendly environs of the Dartmouth High School Auditorium with a program of Italian music entitled “All Italia!” The concert is at 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 11 at Dartmouth High School, 555 Bakerville Road, South Dartmouth. Tickets are priced at $15 […] Read more »

Local Mission Group Heads to Puerto Rico

Some members of St. Rose of Lima Church in Rochester are heading on a mission trip to Puerto Rico, joining two other parishes as part of the Cranberry Catholic Collaborative’s Mission Team. The group of predominantly older children and young adults, along with supervising adults, got a taste of what it is like to grow […] Read more »

Pot is Hot Topic

As the deadline looms for applications for the sale of adult use of marijuana, there was some urgency in the discussion at the Marion Board of Health’s meeting on January 23 regarding the imminent Adult Use of Marijuana regulations and their public health implications. Leading the discussion was Cheryl Sbarra, senior staff attorney and director […] Read more »