Entries by Carolyn MacGregor

Local Halloween Events

Halloween is quickly approaching and there are many events happening in the Southcoast Massachusetts area. Looking for a Halloween costume?  According to the YMCA, “Save money this Halloween on your child’s costume by stopping by the Gleason Family YMCA on Saturday October 14th for our Recycled Costume Sale. We have a great variety of clean, […]

Sara Achorn of Rochester, Miss New Bedford

Rochester native wins Miss New Bedford crown Oct 02, 2017 Courtesy of: Miss New Bedford   Miss New Bedford Sara Achorn alongside several other Miss New Bedford competitors. NEW BEDFORD — Rochester native Sara Achorn has won the 65th edition of the Miss New Bedford pageant. Achorn, an 18-year-old freshman at Lesley University, won the crown over […]

Old Rochester Regional High School Runners

Old Rochester cross-country runners rise to college levels By Andrea Ray | Sep 21, 2017 Courtesy of: Assumption College Athletics Former Old Rochester cross-country runner Nina Bourgeois of Rochester (front) now runs for Trinity College. MATTAPOISETT — It’s 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday, and in Washburn Park, a student goes zooming by. He’s followed by another, […]

Hurricane Jose Threatens Tri-town

Hurricane Jose threatens tri-town By Tanner Harding | Sep 18, 2017 Courtesy of: NOAAThe yellow areas are under a tropical storm watch. The tri-town is under tropical storm warning, and residents are urged to take care of their boats and kayaks before the storm hits. A tropical storm watch means heavy rains and winds from […]

ORR’s Harry Smith Breaks Touchdown Record in Cranberry Bowl

ORR’s Harry Smith breaks touchdown record in Cranberry Bowl By Matthew Bernat | Sep 08, 2017 Photo by: Matthew BernatRunning back Harry Smith, center, celebrates with teammates after a 40-41 win on Friday. Smith set a new school record with 34 careers touchdowns. Old Rochester Regional High School walked away with a thrilling 40-41 win […]

Local High School Sports Schedules

The kids are  back at school and fall sports has begun.    Field hockey, soccer, volleyball and  football are just some of the fall sports offered at the local high schools.  The teams have already been practicing for a few weeks  and games are starting this week. Click on the link below for the Fall […]

T.U.R.F. Explained

Breaking down Old Rochester’s athletic complex overhaul By Andrea Ray | Aug 24, 2017 Courtesy of: T.U.R.F.A rendering of T.U.R.F.’s plans to overhaul Old Rochester Regional High School’s athletic fields. MATTAPOISET — Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester Town Meeting voters will be asked this year to approve a $1.67 million per-town cost for overhauling Old Rochester Regional […]

Back to School in the Southcoast

It’s that time of year that parents rejoice and kids dread.  Back to school!  Newspapers are already sending out ads for back to school supplies and kids are relishing their last two weeks of freedom. Some area schools are heading back before Labor Day and a few after the holiday.  Here are some local school […]

Police Association Assists Bulldog Booster Club

Courtesy of: Mattapoisett Police DepartmentOfficer Kyle Pavao, Officer Justin King and School Resource Officer Matthew McGraw hold the letters purchased by the Mattapoisett Police Officers Association. When the Old Rochester Regional Athletic Booster Club sought new signage for the side of the school, the Mattapoisett Police Officers Association stepped up in a big way. The […]

Rochester Country Fair Coming Soon!

The Rochester Country Fair is coming soon!  Events begin Friday, August 18th thru Sunday, August 20th at 65 Pine St. in Rochester, MA. Friday’s Events include a Woodsman’s Competition, Cow Milking Contest, Kid’s Scavenger Hunt, Tractor Pulling, Lego Contest,  Plymouth County 4-H and Live Music by Back in the Day Saturday brings Tractor Pulling, Children’s […]