Bristol Aggie Hurricane Relief Effort

Bristol County Agricultural High School has always stepped up and helped local community members who are in need. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, Bristol Aggie would now like to make a difference on a national level. The Animal Science Department at Bristol Aggie is teaming up with Operation Bullpen (with Curt […] Read more »

ORR “Grand Gathering” Reunion

There were more hearing aids than at a Miracle Ear store. Artificial knees and hips came in a close second, but the young at heart were in full attendance at the “Grand Gathering” reunion of the four original Old Rochester High School classes of 1962 through 1965 recently held in Marion. Nearly 90 alumni and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Cultural Council

Mattapoisett Cultural Council seeks grant proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs until October 16. These grants are available to support a variety of cultural projects and activities in and around Mattapoisett – including exhibits, festivals, field trips, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures. This year, Mattapoisett Cultural Council will […] Read more »

Marion Cultural Council

The Marion Cultural Council has set an October 16 deadline for organizations, schools, and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities and proposals for community-oriented arts, humanities, and science programs in the community. According to Council spokesperson Kristen Saint Don-Campbell, these grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Marion […] Read more »

Marion & Rochester Flu Clinics

The Marion & Rochester Boards of Health will sponsor 2017 seasonal flu clinics for all residents. The flu vaccine will be available in the injectable form for ages 3 years old and over and the high dose vaccine for ages 65 years and over. Those attending the flu clinics are reminded to wear a short […] Read more »

Marion Bylaw Codification Changes Phase 2

Last year, the Town of Marion contracted with General Code to review the existing Town Bylaws to recommend reorganization of the General Bylaws and to identify conflicts, mistakes, and inconsistencies throughout the Bylaws. The General Code report contained approximately 280 comments, questions and suggestions. The Planning Board appointed a Bylaw Subcommittee as part of the […] Read more »

The Halloween Cover Contest is Here!

Are you ready for some spooktacular fun? Dust off the cobwebs and sharpen those scary pencils. Your best Halloween artwork could be on the cover of The Wanderer and you could win a great prize! Submit your best original Halloween drawing, photo, compilation or artwork to enter for publication on our October 27 cover. Deadline […] Read more »

2017 Alewives Anonymous Herring Counts

The results of the 2017 alewives (herring) migration as recorded by an electronic fish counter on the Mattapoisett River at Snipatuit Pond and the Sippican River at Leonard’s Pond in Rochester have been completed. This year’s count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 14,938. 2017 was the third year of declines since the recovery […] Read more »

Rochester LEPC Receives State Certification

The Rochester Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has been certified by the State Emergency Response Commission. Mr. Doug Forbes from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency presented the certificate of Certification to the members of the LEPC.     Forbes said, “I would like to commend Emergency Management Director Paul Ciaburri and all the members of the […] Read more »

New Rochester Land Trust Property

The Barnes Tree Service Preserve was recently purchased by the Rochester Land Trust (RLT) in a bargain sale from the Everett Davis and Diane Mullens families. The name recognizes the company that was led by Daniel Mullens and his family and has been a fixture in Rochester for many years. A grant from the Buzzards […] Read more »