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‘Godspell’ returns to ORR stage after 25-year absence
“Godspell’’ returns to the Old Rochester Regional High School stage April 7 to 10, 25 years after the musical was last performed at the school. The performance is presented by the Old Rochester Regional High School Drama Club. This year’s cast...
School choice students to be welcomed again at Old Rochester Regional
School choice students from outside the Tri-Town will once again be welcomed into the Old Rochester Regional school district, members of the regional school committee agreed unanimously Wednesday, March 23. The committee agreed with Superintendent...
Sippican Elementary students run for fun and funds
MARION — The sound of the Dropkick Murphy’s “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” blared from Sippican Elementary on Friday, serving as “pump-up” music as students prepared to run thirty-five laps around the all-purpose room. These students were participating...
Sippican Historical Society offers scholarship
MARION — The Sippican Historical Society is seeking applicants for its annual Judith Westlund Rosbe History Scholarship. The scholarship was established to promote the mission of the Sippican Historical Society: to preserve three centuries of Marion...
Sippican Lands Trust offers scholarship
MARION — The Sippican Lands Trust in Marion is seeking applicants for its Helen A. Arthur scholarship. Up to $1,000 is available to a Marion resident who is a graduating senior from any secondary school by June 2022. Preference is given to a student...
Old Colony takes first steps to potential new building
ROCHESTER — Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School has taken the first step to possible expansion or reconstruction. The Massachusetts School Building Authority has accepted the school, located at 476 North Ave., into an eligibility...
Program serves up Portuguese culture to ORR club
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional High School Cultural Club recently attended Cafe Mimo in New Bedford to enjoy Portuguese food and listen to a panel of Portuguese guest speakers share their experiences, traditions, and culture. Steven...
Program provides enriching activities at Sippican
MARION — This year's After Class Enrichment sessions have been a success, Superintendent Michael S. Nelson and Sippican Elementary School Principal Marla Sirois report. The enrichment program is organized by Volunteers At Sippican Elementary, a...
Encore for Friends of Rochester Music concert after absence
MATTAPOISETT — The annual Friends of Old Rochester Music instrumental concert took place March 15 for the first time since spring 2019. Selections were presented by performers from Sippican School, Old Hammondtown School, Rochester Memorial School,...
Mattapoisett school data shows drop in enrollment
Smaller families. Rising housing prices. An aging community. Enrollment in Mattapoisett's elementary schools has dropped by 25% in the past 20 years -- even as the town's overall population has grown. As a study of potentially combining the town's...
Students create tree-mendous art to promote green communities
MATTAPOISETT — Two Old Hammondtown School fifth graders have created winning reminders that staying green matters. Paige Mailloux took first place and Willow Ruel earned second in the annual poster contest sponsored by the Mattapoisett Tree Commitee...
Mattapoisett students support fifth graders forced to flee Ukraine
MATTAPOISETT — Students in Mattapoisett have sent a sign of support to fellow fifth graders forced to flee the devastation in Ukraine. When students of the Kyiv International School, now dispersed to locations around the world, log onto their Zoom...
Tavares named new principal of Old Hammondtown School
MATTAPOISETT — Kevin Tavares, current associate principal of Old Hammondtown School/Center School has been appointed as the new principal of Old Hammondtown School, the first step toward a change in building administration changes at the two schools...
Black History Month Creative Expression Contest winners named
Tri-Town Against Racism has announced the winners of the organization’s Black History Month Creative Expression Contest. This year’s theme was Influencers and Game Changers, past or present. Thirty-six students participated. Submissions included...
Old Rochester Regional students join national walk out over anti-LGBTQ legislation
Students at Old Rochester Regional High School joined a national walk out Friday afternoon to protest legislation across the country that they say further stigmatizes LGBTQ youth. More than 100 students gathered outside the high school Friday...
Old Hammondtown students reach out to support Ukraine
MATTAPOISETT _ After hearing the story of her friend's evacuation from Ukraine, Amy Casi, a teacher at Old Hammondtown School, invited fifth-grade students to make banners of hope and support for Ukrainian children. Casi's friend, a fellow teacher...
Masks no longer required on school buses
ROCHESTER — Masks are no longer mandated on buses in the Old Rochester Regional school district, Superintendent of Schools Michael S. Nelson told members of the Rochester School Committee at their March 3 meeting. The change followed a decision by...
Horseshoe crab design brings smiles to voters
MATTAPOISETT — Finn Pereira knows that seahorses might be the sea creature most closely associated with Mattapoisett. But when the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School junior was asked to design a T-shirt to celebrate the town’s...
DECA means business as students head to state conference
Students at Old Rochester Regional High School Junior High School will be heading to Boston March 10, 11 and 12 for the state competition of the Distributive Education Clubs of America. The organization encourages the development of business and...
Apply for horticultural scholarship
The Greater New Bedford Garden Club is offering two $1,500 scholarships to residents of the Greater New Bedford area who are high school seniors graduating in June and who are planning to attend a four year college to pursue a degree in horticulture...
Mattapoisett exploring school consolidation
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett School Committee had its first look at a study about potentially consolidate schools as the town considers its space needs. Town Administrator Mike Lorenco visited the Feb. 28 Mattapoisett School Committee meeting to...
Mattapoisett student makes dean’s list at University of Maine
Emma Knox of Mattapoisett has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Maine for the fall 2021 semester.
Learning continues through February vacation
Learning didn’t stop during February vacation. Students in grades 3 through 10 in the Old Rochester Regional School District MA Superintendency Union #55 engaged in a week of fun and interactive instruction during February vacation as part of a Math...
Tabor Academy donates $150,000 to Marion
MARION — Tabor Academy will make a $150,000 donation to the Town of Marion over a three-year period, Tabor Academy Head of School Tony Jaccaci announced Wednesday, Feb. 23. Starting June 1, an annual $50,000 donation will be paid to the town over...
ORR Cultural Club shares learning experience on Native American culture
The Old Rochester Regional High School Cultural Club attended the “Know Your Roots” virtual mini-conference Feb. 16 that raised awareness of local Native American history and culture. The conference was hosted by Cultural Clubs of America and united...
Tri-town students honored for exam scores
Two Tri-Town middle school students scored high enough on their annual merit scholarship exam to receive $10,000 toward their tuition at Falmouth Academy should they choose to attend. Addison Kostin of Marion, who attends Friends Academy in...
Mask mandate lifted in ORR district
Students in the Old Rochester Regional school district will no longer have to wear masks as of Feb. 28 following a Joint School Committee vote Tuesday, Feb. 15. Committee members agreed to rescind the mask mandate as recommended by the Department of...
Old Colony cookies are hot stuff, straight from the sun
ROCHESTER — Students at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School recently baked cookies, heated by the sun. Using a device that uses the energy of direct sunlight for cooking, the science class led by Michelle Falcon recently learned...
Students have Harbor Day designs down to a tee
MATTAPOISETT — Students at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School have designs on a winning T-shirt to celebrate 2022 Harbor Days. Mattapoisett Lions Club President Valerie Kane collaborated with teacher Erin Murray and her students to...
Masks no longer mandated in schools as of Feb. 28
The statewide mask requirements for students in grades K-12 will be lifted Feb. 28, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley announced Wednesday, Feb. 9. The decision was made in consultation with...
ORR student a finalist in VFW essay contest
Old Rochester Regional High School senior Edward Gonet IV has been honored as a finalist in the annual Massachusetts VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition sponsored by the State Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its...
Old Rochester High students recognized for artistic prowess
Five students at Old Rochester Regional have been recognized for their excellence in the visual arts. Three artists were selected for inclusion in the Emerging Young Artists Juried Exhibition, hosted by the College of the Visual and Performing Arts...
Creative students bring color to cafeteria walls
MARION — Cafeteria staff at Sippican School recently made a request: They thought that more color in their work space would brighten everyone’s days. The Kindness Crew stepped in to make that wish a bright reality. Art teacher Erin Kirk, who...
Mattapoisett Woman’s Club offers scholarships
MATTAPOISETT — The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is offering two $2,000 scholarship awards to Mattapoisett residents who are high school seniors graduating in June. In addition, there will be a $1,000 scholarship granted to a Mattapoisett resident who...
Tri-Town schools to dismiss early due to weather
Due to the weather forecast and freezing conditions that are expected this afternoon, Tri-Town schools will follow an early release schedule Friday, Feb. 4. The schools will dismiss today at: ORR Junior High School and ORR High School, 11:20 a.m.;...
See Spot run and educate at Rochester Memorial
ROCHESTER — Students at Rochester Memorial School recently had special visitor: A robot named Spot. Spot was accompanied by Kevin Garell of Boston Dynamics on their Jan. 27 visit. With assistance from his son Gavin, Garell showed off some of Spot's...
Project Grow registration available for preschoolers
Project Grow registration is now available online for the 2022-2023 school year. Project Grow aims to p rovide a preschool experience to children whose families have been unable to enroll in another program and who desire a preschool experience and...
Mattapoisett Land Trust offers scholarship
The Mattapoisett Land Trust is seeking applicants for their $1,000 Blanche B. Perry Scholarship. This award is available to a Mattapoisett resident interested in the field of environmental studies, sciences, technology or a related field, and is a...
‘Rochester 6’s Mrs. B’ has permanent place of honor at Rochester Memorial
ROCHESTER _ Beloved bus driver Jacqueline Beckford, affectionately known as “Rochester 6’s Mrs. B,’’ will always be part of Rochester Memorial School, thanks to construction efforts by students at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School...
Kindergarten registration scheduled
The Old Rochester Regional School District is hosting kindergarten registration information sessions via video conference from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. Sessions will be held regarding incoming kindergarten registration for Sippican School, 16...
More Portuguese classes to be added at ORR
MATTAPOISETT — The Old Rochester Regional District School Committee has approved a new program of studies for the high school that will add an additional Portuguese course and change the options for grade 12 English. Old Rochester Regional High...
Mattapoisett students help diamondback terrapin get head start on survival
This school year, students at Center and Old Hammondtown schools have a new classmate, one that swims in a tank rather than sits at a desk. Bubbles, as the students have named him, is a diamondback terrapin, a type of turtle that is listed as...
Lego donation to bolster STEAM programs at Mattapoisett schools
MATTAPOISETT _ Center School and Old Hammondtown School have received LEGO Spike educational sets to enhance elementary STEAM learning, Principal Rose Bowman and Superintendent Michael S. Nelson have announced. The schools’ technology programs...
Mattapoisett Lions Club offers two scholarships
The Mattapoisett Lions Club will be offering two $2,500 scholarships this year to a graduating high school senior or home-schooled student living in Marion, Mattapoisett or Rochester. Funds for the Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship are raised...
No school in ORR district Friday
All schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 7 within the Old Rochester Regional School District & MA Superintendency Union #55 due to the inclement weather forecast. This decision was made taking into consideration the projected snow accumulation,...
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Sold! Wareham Mobile Home
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SOLD by the DiVito Realty team! 3 Short Neck Rd Onset
SOLD!! Onset Beach...Great Location! Walk to golf at Bay Pointe CC, Onset beach, or go fishing at...
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SOLD! Country home in Rochester
Upper Cape Realty is excited to share that we have closed on 181 New Bedford Road, Rochester, MA...
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Sold! Let Us Sell Yours Next!
Congratulations to Upper Cape Realty listing Agent James Abdu and selling agent Katie Wagner -...
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Spectacular Bay Views from this wonderful colonial at Sandy Beach in Onset. Almost WATERFRONT! The...
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SOLD 136 Minot Avenue Unit 1, Wareham
Bernadette Kelly Group is happy to announce 136 Minot Ave Unit 1 has closed! Congratulations to the...
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SOLD! Taunton Mansard Colonial
Upper Cape Realty is excited to share that we have closed on 268 Winthrop Street in Taunton!...
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SOLD! Swifts Beach Cottage
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