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Seven new cases reported in school district
Seven new covid cases were reported in the Old Rochester Regional School District on Jan. 14 and 15, bringing the district total up to 139 since its Sept. 16 reopening. The 139-case total is a reflection of all the cases that have been contracted by...
Five new cases reported in OR District
Five new covid cases were reported between the Old Rochester Regional High School and Junior High in a district press release on Jan. 12. Four of the new cases were reported at ORRHS, with the other at the Junior High. The individuals who teated...
Marion crash proves fatal
Marion man arrested after Wareham accident
Full steam ahead for Mattapoisett K-2 full in-person plan
Belle’s Boutique and Isabelle’s gift shop to share one storefront
Marion woman receives 5-year probation, pet ban in animal abuse case
Cases reach new highs in all three towns
Rochester solar project draws concern from neighbors
Mattapoisett amends covid sick leave policy
Rochester Planning Board inches toward Cranberry Highway development approval
Opinion: Marion needs support, not combativeness from the Buzzards Bay Coalition on sewer issues
Full steam ahead for Mattapoisett K-2 full in-person plan
MATTAPOISETT — Despite comments from parents concerned about a return to in-person school , the Mattapoisett School Committee unanimously decided at a Jan. 11 meeting to move ahead with a plan to bring kindergarten, first and second grade students...
Eight new cases found in OR district
Seven new covid cases were reported at between Sippican School, Rochester Memorial School and the Old Rochester Regional School High School on Jan. 8, bringing the district total to 112 since its reopening in mid-September. Five of the reported...
Tabor Academy plans to tear down library for new student center
Tabor Academy plans to tear down its Hayden Library on Spring Street and replace it with a new 22,750 square foot campus center that will include student life, the office of diversity and inclusion, and a library and academic support services on the...
Five new covid cases reported in Old Rochester district
Five new covid cases between Rochester Memorial School and Old Rochester Regional High School were reported by the Old Rochester Regional School District on Jan. 4, bringing the district’s total to 90. Four of the new cases were found in ORRHS, with...
Nine new covid cases announced in Old Rochester district
The Old Rochester Regional School District reported nine covid cases on Jan. 3, the most reported at one time since the beginning of the pandemic. Of the cases, four are from Rochester Memorial School, three are from Old Hammondtown School and two...
Rochester Memorial reports new covid case
ROCHESTER — The Old Rochester Regional School District reported a new covid case at Rochester Memorial School on Dec. 31, bringing the district total to 76. The positive individual was last in Rochester Memorial on Dec. 23. Contact tracing for the...
Marion 2021 college scholarship application now open
The Marion Scholarship and Education Committee is offering a scholarship to high school students who will graduate in 2021. Applicants must live in Marion, be in good academic standing, and accepted at a recognized college for the fall of 2021...
Mattapoisett 6th graders recreate “Eye of the Tiger,” hybrid school style
MATTAPOISETT — 2020 might end in a whimper, but here’s a bit of good news to leave this horrific year on a high note. Ms. Mirabito's Grade 6 homeroom class at Old Hammondtown School may not be preparing for a fight, but they have their sights set on...
New covid case reported at Center School
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional School District announced a new covid case at Center School on Dec. 27. Contact tracing for the cases is ongoing. Close contacts will be notified by their respective Boards of Health and are expected to...
Over 60 covid cases now reported in schools since opening
MATTAPOISETT — There have now been 62 covid-19 cases in the Old Rochester Regional School District since classes started on Sept. 16, as two new cases in the high school and one new case in the junior high were announced on Dec. 21. In a press...
Old Colony to switch to remote learning on Dec. 22 and 23
ROCHESTER— All classes at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School will be remote on Dec. 22 and 23 as a coronavirus precaution. In a press release, the school said the move will minimize risk for close contact with any potentially...
Applications open for Mattapoisett Lions Club scholarships
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Lions Club is giving two $ 2,500 scholarships to this year to a graduating high school senior or home-schooled student in the Tri-Town. To qualify for the Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship, a graduating student or...
Two school covid cases reported at high school, Rochester Memorial
There have now been 59 covid-19 cases in the Old Rochester Regional School District since opening on Sept. 16, as one person each from the high school and Rochester Memorial have come down with the virus. The district said in Dec. 18 press releases...
New Covid Case reported at ORR district building
MATTAPOISETT — A new covid case was reported by the Old Rochester Regional School District on Dec. 19, the 59th since schools reopened on Sept. 16. The case is affiliated with The Old Rochester Regional School District High School building, but it’s...
School district announces four new covid cases
The Old Rochester Regional School District announced four new covid cases at ORRHS and Rochester Memorial School on Dec. 17. Three of the cases came from ORRHS, and one from Rochester Memorial. Contact tracing for the cases is ongoing. Close...
Reopening plan proposed at Rochester School Committee meeting
ROCHESTER — Families will have to wait a little longer to find out if and when their students will return to full in-person school. Talks on a new plan to return Rochester Memorial School’s youngest students to full in-person learning were postponed...
The show goes on with ORRHS Drama Club’s Spoon River Anthology
The show must go on. The Old Rochester Regional High School Drama club spent months of long, cold nights rehearsing Spoon River Anthology for an outdoor rendition of the play, which is a collection of monologues given from beyond the grave. And then...
New covid cases reported at ORRHS, Sippican School
Two new cases of covid-19 at the Old Rochester Regional High School and one at Sippican School have been reported, the Old Rochester Regional School District said in a Dec. 15 press release. In its press releases, the district didn’t say whether the...
High school to honor life of Nolan Gibbons with plaque
The Old Rochester Regional School District will honor student Nolan Gibbons, who died in August, with a plaque to be displayed in the ORRHS music hallway. The decision was made at a Dec. 9 ORR School Committee Meeting, where students Gabriella Berg...
Students secure dual enrollment course inclusion in GPAs
Old Rochester Regional High School students were able to convince the ORR School Committee to let their dual enrollment classes count toward grade point averages at a Dec. 9 meeting. Dual enrollment classes count toward a student’s transcript, but...
ORR school committee votes away foreign language requirement
Foreign language requirements at the Old Rochester Regional High School will be no more after a Dec. 9 decision by the ORR School Committee. The high school was supposed to implement a foreign language requirement starting with this year’s Freshman...
Covid case count surpasses 50 in OR district
With three new cases at Sippican School, Rochester Memorial and the Old Rochester Regional High School, the Old Rochester Regional School District has reached 51 cases of covid since its reopening on Sept. 16. The cases were reported by the district...
ORRHS club does business training pandemic style
MATTAPOISETT — The world has changed rapidly since lockdowns began in March, and business has changed along with it. But the Old Rochester Regional High School DECA club is up for the challenge. The club teaches students how to be adaptive and...
Tons of Toys for Tots gathered at ORRHS Stuff-A-Cruiser drive
MATTAPOISETT — ‘Tis the season of giving, and the Community Service Learning Club at Old Rochester Regional High School gave back by stuffing a police cruiser — or two or three — with toys from the community for those in need. Every year, the club...
Donate old clothes, support ORR’s DECA club
As a way to help the environment and raise money, the Old Rochester Regional High School’s DECA club is accepting clothing and textile donations year-round. Donation bins are located outside of Center School, Old Hammondtown, Rochester Memorial,...
Three new covid cases reported in school district
MATTAPOISETT — Two new covid-19 cases were reported at Old Hammondtown School and one new case was reported at the Old Rochester Regional Junior High School on Dec. 11, according to the Old Rochester Regional School District. In a press release, the...
Covid cases announced at Sippican School, Rochester Memorial
The 44th and 45th covid cases in the Old Rochester Regional School District were announced in press releases on Dec. 10 and 11. The 44th case was found at Rochester Memorial, and the 45th at Sippican School. All schools will continue using their...
ORR district sports to return for winter season
Winter sports will happen for Old Rochester Regional High School and Junior High students, as long as they and their families remain diligent about covid regulations. The ORR School Committee approved guidelines for winter sports as well as a...
ORR district administration responds to racist instagram account
Old Rochester Regional School District administration addressed racist posts from the now-defunct Instagram account @republicanatorr at a Dec. 9 ORR School Committee meeting. Writing in the posts from the account included racist overtones and...
ORRHS, Junior High parents favor return to in-person learning
The data is in, and parents across the Old Rochester Regional School district favor an in-person return for their children. Though, some are wary of the possible caveats involved in an in-person return. Poll data released by the district at a Dec. 9...
School district transparency called into question by Mattapoisett parent
MATTAPOISETT — While it appears that Mattapoisett’s kindergarten through second graders will return to full in-person school in January, parents are not through criticizing the district’s behavior leading up to the decision. Mattapoisett Concerned...
ORRHS students hosting toy drive until Dec. 11
MATTAPOISETT — In the spirit of the season, students from the Old Rochester Regional High School are collecting toys in main lobby until Dec. 11. The students are also having two days of a "Stuff A Cruiser '' event where they will work alongside Tri...
Tri-Town elementary parents favor in-person learning return
The parents of elementary students in the Old Rochester Regional School District have spoken, and a majority of them want to send their children back to school in-person full time. In a survey sent out by the district, 83% of Rochester parents, 82.5...
ORRHS announces term one honor roll students
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional High School has released its honor roll for the first term of the year. In total, there are 103 students who made highest honors, 66 students who received high honors and 214 students who made honors marks...
Mattapoisett K-2 to return to in-person school in January
MATTAPOISETT — After months of outcry from parents, the town’s school committee voted at a Dec. 7 meeting to adopt a plan to return kindergarten, first and second grade students to full in-person learning by mid-January. The plan utilizes large,...
Four new covid cases reported at ORRHS, two at Center School
MATTAPOISETT — On the same day as the Old Rochester Regional School District announced the first two cases of covid-19 at Rochester Memorial School , it reported that four new cases were found in the district high school and two new cases in Center...
First covid cases reported at Rochester Memorial School
ROCHESTER — Rochester Memorial School has been the only covid-free building in the Old Rochester Regional School District since classes started on Sept. 16. That is, until now, as two positive cases were reported on Dec. 7. In a press release, the...
Rochester parents favor more in-person schooling
ROCHESTER — Out of the 292 Rochester parents who responded to the town school district’s survey on how the academic year is going, roughly 83% favored increased in-person learning opportunities. The “overwhelming response,” as Superintendent Michael...
Three new covid cases at Center School, ORRHS, ORRJHS
MATTAPOISETT — Three new cases of covid-19 were reported in the Old Rochester Regional School District on Nov. 30 at the high school, junior high school, and Center School in Mattapoisett, bringing the total case count in the district to 26 since...
ORR student named 2020 Semper Fidelis All American
The United States Marine Corps named Old Rochester Regional High School senior Rachael Fantoni of Marion a 2020 Semper Fidelis All American. Rachael is one of 96 students across the U.S. to be recognized for this honor. To become All American,...
Joint School Committee opens up about in-person plan
The Old Rochester Regional School District has continued to come under fire over its unwillingness to shift to full in-person learning. Stephanie Clark, representing parent group Mattapoisett Concerned , which aims to return younger elementary...
21st school covid case reported at Sippican School
MARION — Another individual at Sippican School has tested positive for coronavirus, making this is 21st case in the Old Rochester Regional School District since opening on Sept. 16. In a press release, the district said the person has not been in...
Three new covid cases in schools, ORRHS preschool closed until Nov. 23
The Old Rochester Regional School District has now seen 20 cases of coronavirus related to students, teachers and staff since opening on Sept. 16, with two new cases reported at Old Rochester Regional High School and one new case at Sippican School...
New covid case reported at Old Hammondtown School
MATTAPOISETT — A new case of covid was reported in Old Hammondtown School on Nov. 11, the fifteenth case found in the Old Rochester Regional School District since schools opened on Sept. 16. It’s not clear whether the person who tested positive is a...
Five new covid cases reported in Mattapoisett schools in three days
MATTAPOISETT — Four new cases of covid have been reported in Mattapoisett schools over the last two days according to Old Rochester Regional School District press releases put out on Nov. 8, 9 and 10. There are three cases at Center School, one case...
ORR district offers free meals for anyone ages 0 to 21 for school year
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional School District has announced it will be offering free breakfast and lunch to any student in the district from now until June 30, 2021. All children and teens ages 0 to 21 can get free meals, whether they...
ORRHS Class of ‘23 selling custom Tri-Town memorabilia for fundraiser
MATTAPOISETT — The Class of 2023 Student Council at Old Rochester Regional High School is selling high quality custom ribbon belts, flip flops, key fobs and leashes made in Maine by the Belted Cow Company for its largest fundraiser of the year. The...
Rochester 10-year-old donates $700 worth of diverse books to school
ROCHESTER — Stop us if you’ve heard this one — how does a fourth grader from Rochester turn greens from the ground into hundreds of greens to purchase racially diverse books for his school library? Well, ‘lettuce’ tell you. Kelcey Roberston donated...
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