When Your Spotter Favors Social Distancing

            We’re living in very strange times in which our daily lives have been upended. Most of us want to be safe and compliant without surrendering every last one of our normal and familiar daily rituals.             For so many of us exercise is an important part of our lives, and the thought of sacrificing a healthy […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

Spartan Village Moves Online

            Along with the rest of our nation (and world), Bishop Stang High School has moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All of the students, administration, teachers, staff, and families that usually create “Spartan Village” on Slocum Road are keeping the school community alive by other means during this period of social distancing.              On […] Read more »

ORR Alumnus Dayne Johnson Ready for First Head-Coaching Job

            Whether it was as a player on the 1993 Super Bowl team, as a coach at the turn of the century and again under Justin Kogler, then Bryce Guilbeault, or during his time between stints on Old Rochester Regional High School’s football staff, Dayne Johnson has been impacting the Bulldogs for years. All of that […] Read more »

Mattapoisett’s New Fire Station Planning Continues

            On March 19 there was some good news coming out of at least one committee in Mattapoisett – the Fire Station Building Committee.             Chaired by Mike Hickey, the committee was the first volunteer group to attempt virtual meetings via telephone conferencing. It went smoothly once everyone calling in found the mute button. Once the ambient […] Read more »

Rochester Women’s Club

The Rochester Women’s Club is extending the deadline for scholarship applications to May 1. If any senior would like to email us the application, please do so to rwomenclub@aol.com.  Please send along your phone number so we can have another way to get in touch. We realize being a senior in high school is stressful enough. Adding […] Read more »

Mattapoisett’s Industrial Drive Project Explained

            And now for something completely different – let’s talk roadway improvement that is slated to bring economic development to Mattapoisett. That’s what was discussed and taped on March 18 when Highway Superintendent Barry Denham, Town Administrator Mike Lorenco, and former Town Administrator Mike Gagne gave their presentation at Town Hall, albeit to an empty room. […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church Suspends Services & Activities

On Friday, March 13, Pastor Amy Lignitz Harken, and Phil Jackson, Chair of the Council at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church (MCC), jointly announced the suspension of all activities taking place at the Church until the beginning of April. Church leadership determined that the best course of action, at this time of great stress and anxiety […] Read more »

Ruffed Grouse Spring Drumming

            Our own woodland Ruffed Grouse that drums in the spring is actually the very same bird as the celebrated Partridge in a pear tree of the Christmas carol. The Grouse gets its descriptive plumage title from the ruffed ring of dark feathers that rise up around its neck, lifted up by the air thrust of […] Read more »

School Closure – Alternative Learning Opportunities

Good afternoon Students, Parents, Guardians, and Staff. I am hoping everyone is safe, healthy and doing well.              This notice will provide you with an update on resources as well as an overview of the alternative learning opportunities we will be offering our students in the coming weeks. We are well aware that all of our […] Read more »