FinCom Chair Hints at ‘Mexit’ from ORR District

            There was no shortage of criticism and hyperbole targeting the Old Rochester Regional School District during the Marion Finance Committee meeting on November 22. At one point, FinCom Chairman Peter Winters suggested his big idea about Marion withdrawing from the regional school district altogether, while Marion Town Administrator Jay McGrail expressed his big hopes about […] Read more »

December Programs at Plumb Library

Plumb Library’s Holiday Hours: Tuesday, December 24, open 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; Wednesday, December 25 – closed; Tuesday, December 31, open 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; Wednesday, January 1 – closed.             Music and Movement with Ms. Nancy is back!  This program will be held on December 6, 13 and 20 at 10:30 am for children aged 2-5.  Registration is […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Free Public Library

Upcoming Programs for all ages at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library.             For children and families, On Wednesday, December 4 at 3:30 pm, the Library will host a Nutcracker Experience. Join Kay Hanley Alden, a dance educator, as she takes the Nutcracker Ballet off the stage and brings the story to life. Dance and play with sugar plum […] Read more »

Tabor Alumna Wins Marathon in South Korea

Tabor Academy 2015 graduate Julia O’Rourke was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for an English teaching assistantship to South Korea, and continues in her passion for running while living with a Korean host family and teaching.             O’Rourke was the winner of the 19th Suncheon Nam Seung-ryong Marathon on November 10 that took place in Suncheon, about 1.5 […] Read more »

Thomas “Tommy” Christian Chaples, Sr.

Thomas “Tommy” Christian Chaples, Sr. entered into rest Tuesday, November 25, 2019.             Tommy is the husband of Ashley Elizabeth Tindal Chaples. They have been married for 9 wonderful years. He is the father of Thomas Christian Chaples, Jr., Scarlett Inez Chaples, and Dalton Hudson James Chaples. Tommy was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts and is […] Read more »

Minor Changes Approved to Bike Path Plan

            A recent multi-agency meeting was held at the site of Phase 1B of the Mattapoisett bike path currently under construction along the barrier beach between Reservation Road and Goodspeed Island Road, which included members of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Protection, and contractor D. W. White, said Mattapoisett Conservation Commission Chairman Mike […] Read more »

ORRHS Term 1 Honor Roll

The following students have achieved honors for the third term at Old Rochester Regional High School:             Honors, Grade 9: Gracey Weedall, Gage Beauchemin, Sylvie Benson, Gabriella Berg, Ryan Blanchette, Elizabeth Bumpus, Matthew Carvalho, Owen Cassidy, Eva Croteau, Makenzi DeMello, Madeline Dugas, Matthew Eby, Kate Feeney, Failenn Fitzpatrick, Julia Foye, Lila Galavotti, Nicholas Gouveia, Eliza Guard, Dylan […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society Organ Concert

Join the Rochester Historical Society on Sunday, December 8 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the church/museum 355 County Road, Rochester for an organ concert. Bruce Gardzina will be playing Christmas as well as other pieces on the Vocalion reed organ which was built in 1893 in Worcester. Singing along with the music is a plus. After […] Read more »

Local Girl Gives Gift of Warmth for the Season

Hanna Whalley of Mattapoisett, an eighth-grader at Old Rochester Junior High School, initiated and organized a coat drive that led to the collection of over 200 jackets and coats for distribution to the homeless in the greater New Bedford area.             Whalley said she was inspired by her father who has been volunteering on the Salvation Army Canteen […] Read more »

OC Prepares for First Season Post-Jake Jason

Over the last four seasons, Old Colony basketball had the luxury of featuring Jake Jason on its roster. But now the wing has moved on to study at Bridgewater State University after graduating in the spring.             The Cougars also lost their second-best player in Zach Soucy, so Old Colony could easily set the bar low and […] Read more »