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 »