Pit Bull Evicted From Town

After three complaints and a failure to keep his pit bull leashed – Jeffrey Froh of 6 Stevens Road has been ordered by the Board of Selectmen to remove his dog from the town of Rochester within 15 days. The pit bull currently is under a restraining order after attacking two separate dogs from two […] Read more »

Pico Beach Construction Permit Denied

A seemingly routine agenda presented two contentious items for the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals to consider at their meeting on Thursday, November 17. The board reviewed an application from Diane and Alan D’Orlando, for a property located at 52 Pico Beach Road. The applicants sought a special permit to demolish an existing house and […] Read more »

Habitat Home to be Built in Marion

The Buzzard’s Bay Area Habitat for Humanity will build its ninth home and the first in Marion, if all goes well with a comprehensive permit process. The Planning Board approved the plan that was filed on behalf of the Open Space Acquisition Commission (OSAC) and the Marion Affordable Housing Trust (MAHT). Christine Lacourse, Executive Director […] Read more »

CSL Collects Pennies for Patients

At Old Rochester Regional High School, the vast majority of students value community service as a commendable use of free time – exhibited by the high membership of the school’s Community Service Learning, or CSL, club. Students meet after school once a week in advisor Ms. Mary Cabral’s classroom, where they plan charitable activities and […] Read more »

Football Gears Up for Apponequet

            Old Rochester Boys and Girls Cross Country – The final meet for the boy’s team, All States, took place this past weekend at Northfield Mountain. Sophomore Mike Wyman placed 15th with a time of 16:39, and junior Nick Pacheco placed 55th with a time of 17:18. This finishes up a […] Read more »

Letters to the Editor

            The views expressed in the “Letters to the Editor” column are not necessarily those of The Wanderer, its staff or advertisers. The Wanderer will gladly accept any and all correspondence relating to timely and pertinent issues in the great Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester area, provided they include the author’s name, […] Read more »

Turkey Trot Division Winners

2011 Marion Recreation Turkey Trot Results             Female Youth 1 – 13 – First: Lulu Russell, 13, Marion, 21:08; Second: Makenzie Lanagan, 12, Marion, 22:38; Third: Madisen Martin, 13, Marion 25:34.             Male Youth 1 – 13 – First: Adam Sylvia, 11, Rochester, 20:31; Second: Alexei Sudofsky, 12, Marion, 20:52; Third: Zachary Bentley, 12, Acushnet, […] Read more »

Home Invasion Leads to Arrest

On November 16, 2011 at approximately 10:09 pm, the Rochester Police were called to a Hartley Road residence for an armed home invasion that had just occurred. The 21 year old male victim told responding officers that an acquaintance named “Gus” knocked on his door and when he opened it, he was forced back into […] Read more »

Driver Cited in Pedestrian Accident

On Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm, the Marion Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on Spring Street near Tabor Academy. Two pedestrians had been struck by a motor vehicle and were transported to Tobey Hospital in Wareham with non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the vehicle was at the scene and […] Read more »

Historical Society Seeks Curator

With the announcement of Bette Roberts’ pending retirement as curator of the Mattapoisett Museum, the Historical Society is currently interviewing for her replacement. If you are interested, please view the job description on the Museum’s web page: www.MattapoisettHistoricalSociety.org. Read more »