Budget Brings Teacher Cuts

            In the minutes preceding its March 15 regular public meeting, the Old Rochester Regional School Committee unanimously voted to approve a FY24 school budget of $20,970,296, as presented by ORR Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Howie Barber.             The total addressing the needs of ORR High School and ORR Junior High was broken […] Read more »

Howard C. Tinkham

Howard C. Tinkham, age 100, of Mattapoisett, died peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2023.             Born in New Bedford on November 20, 1922, the son of the late Earl H. and Minnie D. (Gamans) Tinkham, he lived in Mattapoisett all of his life. The Tinkham history runs deep in the area and Howard could trace […] Read more »

From the Files of the Rochester Historical Society

As many of us know, Rochester once had an airport located on Marion Road (now Dogget Brook Farm.) It was closed at the beginning of World War II, and to my knowledge, no plane crashes occurred there. However, Rochester has been the site of airplane crashes on more than one occasion. In an earlier article, […] Read more »

FCCR Holy Week Worship Opportunities

First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way in Rochester, is pleased to announce its Holy Week schedule. We invite you to come and worship with us. All gatherings will also be live streamed on our website, www.rochestercongregational.com.             April 2 at 10:00 am – Palm Sunday. Our pastor, Rev. Colby Olson, will challenge us […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

            Liza Appleby was awarded a Bachelors of Arts Degree with Honors from Southern New Hampshire University.             Daniela Gil of Marion, Allison Paim of Marion, Felicia Aguiar of Mattapoisett, Maya Dube of Mattapoisett, Lilah Gendreau of Mattapoisett and Chelsea Peterson of Mattapoisett were named to the 2022 Fall semester Dean’s List at Simmons University […] Read more »

Amendments Approved for Historic Inn

            Nils Johnson, owner/operator of the Inn at Shipyard Park, 13 Water Street, has been repairing and renovating the front façade and porch of the historic inn. Work has been ongoing through the winter until issues recently arose when it was discovered that water and gas lines would need to be slightly relocated to meet […] Read more »

Sarah Kidd, The Pirate’s Wife

            On March 16, the Mattapoisett Museum with support from the Mattapoisett Cultural Council hosted Dr. Daphne Geanacopoulos, historian and author of “The Pirate’s Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd.”             Geanacopoulos brought to light a woman who has not been forgotten but more likely overshadowed by her husband William Kidd. She was […] Read more »

Seed Library Ready for Checkouts

The days are getting longer and the air is getting warmer. Have you started planting yet? Just restocked, the Mattapoisett Free Public Library’s Seed Library is ready for you. Our seed collection has a wide variety of plant options. Our most popular include flowers, herbs, tomatoes, peppers, beans, lettuce and greens. New this year, we […] Read more »

Upcoming Events at the Elizabeth Taber Library

The second Annual Lizzy T Trivia Night Fundraiser. Friday March 24 at 7 pm – Gather a team of 5-6 members and compete in a battle of wits to benefit the library. Topics include local history, sports, pop culture and more. Find registration forms at the library or on our website. Event will be held […] Read more »

The Poet X

To the Editor:             The Poet X is a book that contains a sexually charged poem about masturbation, and it is being taught inside an 8th grade English class at ORR Junior High School. The kids in class are only 13-14. What on earth is going on??             The same book also contains a passage […] Read more »