Julia M. (Lopes) Bence

Julia M. (Lopes) Bence, 99, of Mattapoisett died February 23, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital. She was the wife of the late Frederick W. Bence, Jr.             Born in Fairhaven and raised on the family farm, daughter of the late Antonio S. and Maria (Gaspar) Lopes, she lived in Mattapoisett most of her life.             […] Read more »

Zuker Plans to Improve His Pitch

            Developer Matt Zuker hopes that voters at Marion’s May 9 Spring Town Meeting will respond more favorably than they did last year when they voted down his application for a zoning change that would have allowed him to pursue construction of a multifamily, residential development on Route 6 next to the much larger Heron […] Read more »

More Spring Classes at the MAC

A new eight-week session of Continuing-Advanced Watercolor Painting for Adults will run March 18-May 6 with Instructor Jay Ryan on Friday mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm in the MAC Studio. There is a drop-in option ($30 per day) for students who can’t commit to the entire session. The cost is $195 for MAC members and $220 for […] Read more »

Climate Change and How to Create a Better Future

It’s happening. It’s happening now. The changing climate is already affecting ecosystems and communities across the globe, but it is not too late to take action.              The League of Women Voters Southcoast elected climate change as an action priority for Southcoast communities, and they aim to bring all residents up to speed on climate […] Read more »

Town Looking at Fire-Police Facilities, Traffic Fix

            Rochester residents could be looking at Spring Town Meeting warrant articles of $110,000 and $20,000 for feasibility studies aimed at two, potential three major construction projects that were in the cross hairs of the Rochester Public Safety Committee in its February 16 meeting with the Select Board at Town Hall.             Both the Fire […] Read more »

Locals Encountered Whaling’s Harsh Realities

Many can claim a heritage rich in New England history replete with ancestors whose actions and deeds both great and small helped to shape socioeconomic realities that built our nation. But how many are able to take on the research necessary to put flesh and personality on those who have been long buried. That takes […] Read more »

Staycation Family Scavenger Hunt

The Mattapoisett Land Trust has created a few scavenger hunts for winter exploration. These scavenger hunts will introduce you to a few of the many Mattapoisett Land Trust Properties and teach you a few unique things about each site. Hope you enjoy your adventure! Mattapoisett Land Trust Education is sponsored in part by the Mass […] Read more »

Bulldogs Capture SCC Crown

The Old Rochester Regional High School boys’ basketball team closed out its South Coast Conference schedule at home on February 18 when the Bulldogs defeated Fairhaven, 56-54, to win the SCC Blue title. With the win, the Bulldogs advanced to 11-2 in SCC competition overall and 8-0 in the last month.             Senior captain Steven […] Read more »

Cultural Club Takes Education Outside Schools

            Agenda-driven, social-media platforms may have hope of a future that includes civil discourse on controversial matters, thanks to a generation of students who are practicing good listening habits as members of their high schools’ chapters in the Cultural Clubs of America, Inc. (CCA.) Old Rochester Regional High School chapter founder Eddie Gonet, now an […] Read more »

ORRHS Term 2 Honor Roll

The following students have achieved honors for the second term at Old Rochester Regional High School:                   Highest Honors, Grade 9; Teresa Adams, Nolan Bushnell, Sarah Curry, Hailee Ducharme, David Fredette, Dillon Furtado, Mallory Henesey, Aiden Levasseur, Zoe Pateakos, Heer Patel, Scarlet Patnaude, Aubrey Sylvia-Everett, Emily Wyman, Grade 10; Emily Abbott, Chloe Bean, Hunter Bishop, […] Read more »