Sippican Prepares for New Leadership

            The Old Rochester Regional School District needs to find a replacement for Sippican Elementary School Principal Marla Brown, who has cited health challenges with her decision to step away, and a new vice principal, as Peter Crisafulli plans to relocate after the school year for family reasons.             In speaking to the Marion School […] Read more »

Waiting, Waiting, and More Waiting

No one likes to go to the doctor. Usually it is wait, wait, and wait some more past your appointed time. If you made the doctor wait that long, he’d send you a bill for the time he had to wait for you.             Usually stopping by the office just for bloodwork without seeing the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Road Race College Stipends

July 4 will be here before we know it and so will the 52nd running of the Mattapoisett Road Race, “4 on the 4th ” Begun in 1971 by Bob and Doris Gardner, 15 runners raced from Point Connett to Shipyard Park. Since then, the route has changed a few times, and now, over 1000 […] Read more »

Professor’s Assistance Sought

At the end of Monday night’s Mattapoisett Conservation Commission meeting, the commissioners heard from Chairman Michael King, who said that the Select Board was conferring with Christine Hatch of the University of Massachusetts in an effort to learn if soil testing is warranted at The Bogs owned by the Buzzards Bay Coalition.             The commission […] Read more »

Goldman, Fiano Key Fast Start

The Old Rochester Regional High School softball team defeated Wareham, 13-6, on April 6, making their record to start the season 2-0. Tara Goldman and Alex Fiano were named the players of the game. The Bulldogs’ next game will be against Fairhaven on Thursday, April 11, at West Bridgewater. Girls Lacrosse             ORR beat Falmouth, […] Read more »

Schools Learn about Internet Safety

Old Rochester Regional Superintendent of Schools Mike Nelson has announced that the ORR School District and Massachusetts Superintendency Union #55, working in collaboration with the Southcoast Public Health Collaborative (SCPHC), recently hosted keynote speaker Katie Greer for a series of internet-safety talks.             Throughout the school day on March 25, Greer gave a presentation to […] Read more »

Poetry Month at the Mattapoisett Library

Award-winning Providence poets Karen Donovan and Catherine Imbriglio will read from their poetry on Saturday, April 20 at 2 pm, at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library at 7 Barstow Street.             Karen Donovan’s latest collection of poems, Monad+Monadnock, was published by Wet Cement Press. Her book Planet Parable (Etruscan Press) appears in the innovative multiauthor […] Read more »

Cushing Cemetery

There will be a Biannual Cushing Cemetery meeting at the Mattapoisett Library on April 20 at 10 am. The meeting will be held downstairs and all Board, and Trustee members are encouraged to attend. This meeting is open to the public if you want to attend. Read more »

Donna McAuley Kelly

Donna McAuley Kelly, age 87, of Weston and Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, died peacefully on April 6, 2024, after a valiant three-year battle with several cancers. She was surrounded by her husband of 65 years, Hugh J. Kelly, and her loving family.             Born on September 4, 1936, and raised in the Bronx by the late Mary […] Read more »

Schools Budget Approved

            The Old Rochester School Committee held its FY25 Budget Public Hearing on March 28 and voted unanimously to approve the budget for recommendation to voters at the three town meetings to be held in of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester all on the same night of Monday, May 13.             The proposed FY25 operations budget […] Read more »