Susan L. Smith

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Susan L. Smith, 91, Of Mattapoisett Mass. Passed away on May 31, 2012. After a long illness. She was a well respected and accomplished tennis player and was a member of the Mattapoisett Casino until late in her life. She also loved sailing and photography. She grew up on Beacon Hill in Boston Mass,  and […] Read more »

Mosquito Safety Awareness

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Summer in the Tri-Town means a lot of things: games of Frisbee, hours spent gardening, hammocks, cookouts, and countless other outdoor activities.  While fun may be the first thing that comes to your mind as the common bond among all of these pastimes, it must not forgotten that mosquitoes are guaranteed to be joining us […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Museum Opens Summer Exhibit

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The Mattapoisett Historical Society unveiled its new summer exhibit on Thursday, June 28.  “Mattapoisett: A Place of Rest,” is a display that focuses on the historical working and leisure classes of the town. “It starts with information on the Native Americans, who were here 1000 years or more before the white man,” said Historical Society […] Read more »

Bay Watch 40B Gets the Green Light

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It took 11 years for Bay Watch Realty to snag the approval needed to pursue its long-contentious 40B affordable housing project off Route 105. However, the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals’ final decision at its Thursday, June 28 meeting clocked under five minutes – an anticlimactic ending to a long journey. “It was really in […] Read more »

Marion Art Center Summer Musical

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The Marion Art Center is now accepting reservations for its summer musical:  “I Love You You’re Perfect, Now Change!” This is an augmented version of last summer’s hit musical brought back by popular demand. If you missed it last summer, now’s your chance! The Show opens on Friday, July 27 with performances on Saturday, July […] Read more »

2012 Keel Award Winners

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            The Wanderer is once again pleased to announce the 2012 recipients of our nineteenth annual “Wanderer Keel Awards.” This annual community service honor is presented to one resident from each town: Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester. It is given to those who have contributed in some way to the overall benefit […] Read more »

Washburn Park Road Getting a Makeover

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The Marion Conservation Commission met on Wednesday night. The Commission voted to approve an Request of Determination of Applicability to improve a dirt roadway at Washburn Park Road by adding a layer of road scrapings. “Washburn Park is one of those little gems in town and we really want to take care of it,” said […] Read more »

ORR Remembers Class Officers 1961-1962

As we’re nearing our 50th year class reunion, members of the 1962 class of Old Rochester have been meeting to plan our reunion. Over the past year, some of the women in the class have met several times at the Ying Dynasty (Cathy Temple in our day) for lunch to renew old friendships. These lunches […] Read more »

ORR Term 4 Honor Roll

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The following students have archived honor roll status for the Fourth Term at Old Rochester Regional High School.             Highest Honors, Grade 9; Michael Kassabian, Ashley Pacheco, Austin Salkind, Madeleine West, Grade 10; Emily Audet, Ruhi Raje, Renae Reints, Leah Thomas, Michael Wyman, Grade 11; Colby Garstang, Tyler Paquin, Jacob Rioux, Quinn Stoeckle, Lauren White, […] Read more »

Cape League Players Visit the Tri-Town

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Summertime on Cape Cod means the arrival of hundreds of the nation’s best college baseball players to the region competing against each other to earn the recognition of the top scouts and coaches in Major League Baseball. The Cape Cod Baseball League, for over 100 years, has been the preeminent summer baseball league for college […] Read more »