Keeping the Community Afloat


The communities of our Tri-Town are special, and what makes them special are the people who live in them, the people who work in them, govern them, and those that volunteer their time for the highest good of their town. This is why, once a year, we at The Wanderer are excited to bring forward […] Read more »

Businesses Prevail Through ZBA Hearings


Mattapoisett’s Zoning Board of Appeals heard only two applications during the July 18 meeting, but both pushed Mattapoisett further into the 21st century than ever before. The meeting for just two applications also took a fair amount of time, nearly four hours. When everything was said and done, these businesses received what they came for […] Read more »

Committee Tours Town House, Envisions its Future


From basement to bell tower, members of the Town House Study Committee examined, explored, and envisioned the future of the Town’s beloved landmark on July 17 during a tour of some of the unseen and mostly undisturbed corners of the old Marion Town House. The committee, meeting for its second time, began with a tour […] Read more »

Planning Board: You Can’t Regulate Stupidity


A raised island that dictates a right-turn only out of a new filling station on Cranberry Highway turned into a figurative speed bump in a discussion about safety during the July 22 Rochester Planning Board meeting. Half the board favored altering the site plan for Rochester Crossroads, LLC to include a raised island to reinforce […] Read more »

Tri-Town Police Battle Break-ins


Tri-Town tranquility has been interrupted recently by a string of home and vehicle break-ins, but the teamwork of local authorities is making progress towards bringing the thieves to justice. After their town experienced multiple break-ins of houses and vehicles, the Rochester Police Department announced Friday, July 18 that they made an arrest in one of […] Read more »

Two Arrested for Car Theft


As a result of a joint investigation with the Marion, Fall River, Mattapoisett and Plymouth Police departments, arrests of two suspects were made for their involvement in the theft of a motor vehicle, that occurred in Marion on July 15, 2014. Information obtained from the Plymouth Police Department helped identify one of the suspects, who […] Read more »

Bay Club Seeks Changes to Zoning Bylaws


Mattapoisett’s Planning Board has spent time working on improving the language in several zoning bylaws – changes they hope will make the bylaws easier to understand and to implement in the community. To that end, they have dedicated portions of their regularly scheduled meetings to the effort while also imploring the community to add their […] Read more »

First Meeting for New Town Administrator


Between tying up his loose ends with the Town of Avon and his first meetings with Rochester department heads, new Town Administrator Michael McCue said his transition so far has gone smoothly. McCue said during his first selectmen’s meeting that he has encountered “insight and support, guidance, and advice” as a result of his initial […] Read more »

New Tabor Dorm OK’d by BOS


The Marion Board of Selectmen unanimously approved an application for Tabor Academy to build a new 15,160 square-foot two-story dormitory on the old TenBrook property across from the Marion Fire Department on Spring Street. The curved, winged dorm would be situated in the middle of the lot, which stretches from Front Street to Spring Street. […] Read more »

Maintenance of Bogs Discussed


An anticipated ten minute public hearing lasted almost an hour on a Request for Determination of Applicability for maintenance mowing of the pathway around the perimeter of the Goldovitz Bogs and the side slopes of the dikes. The property is located just off Old Indian Trail. This request was discussed by the Marion Conservation Commission […] Read more »