Thursday Nov 28
SouthCoast at or near state average on teacher proficiency
The state's release of internal teacher evaluation statistics last week generally was kind to SouthCoast school districts, with most hovering within a point or two of the state average.
Two seriously hurt in Rochester crash
One of the operators was ejected and was flown by medical helicopter to Rhode Island Hospital, police said.
Community Preservation Act is hot topic at Rochester Town Meeting
A property tax surcharge to fund community preservation projects promises to be the most contentious issue at a special town meeting scheduled for Monday.
Police Academy has visit from State Police copter
The Reserve and Intermittent Police Academy held at the Swansea Police Headquarters received a visit from the State Police helicopter on Saturday morning for the academy participants to learn some of the capabilities of the aircraft.
Rochester selectmen won't support Community Preservation Act
Selectmen will not be supporting a Special Town Meeting warrant article seeking to establish Community Preservation Act funding for town projects.
Rochester tax bills mailed out
Fiscal year 2014 tax bills were mailed Nov. 12, town officials said. The first half payment is due Dec. 16. The second half will be due May 1. If you have not received your tax bill in the mail, contact the Collector's Office at 508-763-3871, ext.
ORR notifies parents after drunken house party in Rochester
ORR officials have determined that more than 60 of their students attended a large, unsupervised and alcohol-fueled house party last weekend and have notified their parents of the incident, the school principal said.