Gonsalves Resigns as Selectmen

Marion Selectman Steve Gonsalves submitted a letter of resignation from the Board of Selectmen on Friday, February 22, a sudden move that Board of Selectmen Chairman Jody Dickerson said took him by surprise. In his letter of resignation dated February 21, Gonsalves wrote only one sentence: “I hereby tender my resignation as Selectman for the […] Read more »

Hills Calls Out Fellow Selectman’s Accusations

Selectman Norm Hills fired back at fellow Selectman Steve Gonsalves on February 20 and called Gonsalves out for inciting a shouting match during the February 6 Marion Board of Selectmen meeting when Gonsalves accused Town Administrator Paul Dawson and the two other selectmen of inappropriately excluding him from the Department of Public Works interim supervisor […] Read more »

ORR Unites for Spirit Week

What better way to spend the week before February vacation than by holding a Spirit Week? At Old Rochester Regional High School last week, they did exactly that. It wasn’t rare to see Hogwarts students or Patriots fans wandering the hall in the themed dress-up days that encouraged students to take part in the fun […] Read more »

Talking Whales with Dr. Michael Moore

Michael Moore, a senior scientist with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), recently gave an afterschool talk at the Marion Natural History Museum on “Whales of Our Region,” with a special focus on endangered right whales. Turns out, the kids already knew a lot on the subject of whales. For instance, Moore asked what defines […] Read more »

Practices of the Spirit

All church and community members are welcome to come to the Adult Education Series “Practices of the Spirit.” This five-week series continues on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm through March 19. This is a no cost five-week Lenten series presented by the Christian Education Committee at Mattapoisett Congregational Church. The class will take place in […] Read more »

Reverend Charles David Lake, Sr.

The Reverend Charles David Lake, Sr., 85, A.B., B.D., A.M., Ph.D. better known as Chuck, died February 16, 2018 at Tobey Hospital after a brief illness. Chuck was born in Boston on July 18, 1932. His parents were the late George Otis Lake, and Hazel Augusta (Berry) Lake. After one year in Cambridge, Chuck and […] Read more »

Tabor Academy to Host Blood Drive

Please participate in Tabor Academy’s spring blood drive! You will find the blood mobile in the parking lot at 256 Front Street Marion on February 26 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Drop in or by appointment by calling 508-291-8375. There are so many in our community who are impacted by cancer and other illness […] Read more »

Word Up, RMS!

Last Friday at Rochester Memorial School, it was all one great play on words for the entire school as it enjoyed another one of the school’s annual Vocabulary Day parades. Every year around this time, the third and fourth graders at RMS select one vocabulary word and create a costume to personify it as best […] Read more »

The Tri-Town Early Childhood Program

The Tri-Town Early Childhood Program, located at Old Rochester Regional High School, is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. The preschool program serves 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds and follows the school calendar. It is unique in that it provides a high quality early childhood education opportunity to preschoolers, while also offering high school students […] Read more »

RMS Approved for Dental Program

A dental care program that Rochester Memorial School Nurse Ellen Murphy proposed to the Rochester School Committee last month was approved on February 15. Beginning this year, RMS students will be offered dental care by Mass Smiles, a program that will visit the school every six months and provide dental care such as screenings, cleanings, […] Read more »