Rosamond Doran Gruner

Rosamond Doran Gruner, a long-time resident of Buzzards Bay, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, August 29, 2020. She was 94. She was the widow of Jack David Gruner and the daughter of John T. Doran and Lydia C. Doran, predeceased by her two brothers, Dean Doran and Steven Peter Doran, all previously from […] Read more »

James Matthew Brogan

James Matthew Brogan, of Fort Lauderdale, FL. and Upper Makefield, Pa., died Saturday, August 8, 2020 of complication from the Coronavirus at Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, FL. We feel thankful a family member was with him, holding his hand as he passed; Jimmy was not alone and felt our love as he left this […] Read more »

Drainage Issues No Fault of Pinebrook Lane

            The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission supported a construction project at 3 Pinebrook Lane, despite objections from an abutter during the commission’s Monday night, remote access meeting.             A Request for Determination of Applicability was filed by Rene Macie and Sheila Ryan-Macie, for approval to proceed with the construction of a third bay on their garage and fencing […] Read more »

ORR, Old Colony Hopeful for Fall Sports

            As the 2020-21 school year approaches, one of the many issues that need to be addressed is the fall high school sports season. In Massachusetts, the MIAA Board of Directors has been in constant discussion about plans, working with the MIAA COVID-19 Task Force and the MIAA Sports Medicine Committee.             “Every sports committee has come […] Read more »

Summer Reading Kits a Success at Mattapoisett Library

As part of our annual reading program for children we adapted to the times and made weekly reading kits to pick up at the library – and it was a huge success!  Over 115 children registered for our program and we handed out over 500 kits.  Each kit contained a craft activity, STEM challenge, a weekly newsletter […] Read more »

Forest Bathing with the MNHM

Does anyone else need to relieve some stress?  On Saturday September 26 you are invited to explore the many benefits of “bathing” in the forest. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. But beyond these physiological changes, Forest Bathing also offers […] Read more »

Only Voc-Tech Students to Attend Class on Campus

            While the hybrid model to be used by Old Colony Regional Vocational-Technical High School resembles that to be used by Old Rochester Regional School District in name, Old Colony will only offer in-person learning on a hybrid model to its vocational-technical students, whereas strictly academic students will study on a fully remote platform.             Furthermore, Old […] Read more »

Mayflower’s Perilous Atlantic Pilgrimage

            The historic, 180-ton, 110-foot Dutch cargo-class square-rigger that carried 135 passengers some grueling 10 weeks at sea across more than 3,000 miles of the world’s deepest and stormiest ocean was not commissioned to carry people at all. However, in 1620 it was contracted from co-owner Christopher Jones by pilgrims tired of religious persecution and willing […] Read more »

Rochester Senior Center

The Rochester Senior Center would like to remind people about the COVID restrictions and guidelines in place; there is a maximum capacity of 15 people permitted in the large room at the Senior Center. This includes staff and participants. This limit is in adherence to the MA Department of Public Health guidelines for reducing capacity […] Read more »

Tri-Town and Beyond Community Read

            On August 1, educators and local leaders in the Tri-Town and beyond kicked off a Community Reads focused on social justice. The goal of The Read is to collaboratively learn about the ways that racism plays out in society at large, as well as in the towns where we live. In addition, the hope is […] Read more »