Solar to Replace Appealed Farmers Market Project

The large open farmland on Marion Road once slated for a farmers market and café will likely be lined with solar arrays and enclosed by a wooden stockade fence come this time next year. Craig Canning, owner of Rochester Farms, had Rochester Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals approval to construct a relatively large-scale […] Read more »

ORRJHS Music Rings in the Holidays

The Old Rochester Regional Junior High School Music Department performed another wonderful concert for a full auditorium on Wednesday night, December 19. Congratulations were abundant for musicians in the Jazz Band, 7th-grade Band, 8th-grade Band, and the Chorus. Angie Vaughn, the chorus director, maintained the high standard of performance that her musicians consistently achieve. Band […] Read more »

BWAA Holiday Art Sale

The Bourne Wareham Art Association (BWAA) will hold its Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale at the Wareham Historical Society Meetinghouse, 495 Main St., Wareham on Friday, December 7from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Saturday, December 8from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Featured is original framed artwork by local artists in oil, watercolor, pastels, […] Read more »

Marion’s Stewards of Community Open Space

The Town of Marion’s Stewards of Community Open Space will be hosting a Public Information Session on Thursday, November 1at 7:00 pm at the Marion Police Station Conference Room to share the results of the recent Marion Open Space and Recreation Survey conducted by the Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission. Results from the Marion Open […] Read more »

Old Rochester Says Goodbye to Mrs. Dias

If you asked an Old Rochester student for their opinion of Geralyn Dias, the answer would likely be one of endurance, with fond remembrance of either a cooking class or learning in her Early Childhood Education class             Mrs. Dias, an ORR teacher of 22 years, is retiring this year, and many are sad to […] Read more »

The Neighborhood Fox

Frequent reports of red foxes in urban neighborhoods as well as inner cities are examples of a trend of wildlife living in comfortable contact with human beings. It is happening everywhere as a growing wildlife frontier moves back in to reclaim habitat previously over-populated by people. There are rough edges along the way because subsequent […] Read more »

Getting Into Genealogy

On Wednesday, April 25, local genealogist Kathleen Rubano will present “Getting into Genealogy” from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library. The program is free and open to the public. The program is designed for those beginning their genealogy research. Participants will learn where to look for information, how to organize information, […] Read more »

The Iconic Seahorse

There are 54 different species of seahorses in the world. They live along shallow edges of coastlines all over the globe, but they are rarely seen and are often described as the shyest creature on earth. Seahorses vary in size depending on geographical location and can be found inside fishermen’s shrimp nets, dredged up while […] Read more »

ORR Drama Finds the Golden Ticket

Just in time for the first week of spring, the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club is presenting their production of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Known to many due to its two movie adaptations, the musical follows the adventure of Charlie Bucket, one of five lucky children invited to tour the mysterious […] Read more »

Checking Out the Library’s New Telescope

Attention, aspiring astronomers! Did you know that the Mattapoisett Free Public Library has a telescope you can ‘check out’ to ‘check out’ the night sky from your own backyard? Library Director Susan Pizzolato learned about the Adopt-a-Library telescope program, which provides compact yet powerful Orion telescopes to libraries at an affordable price, at last year’s […] Read more »