Candy Drive

To the Editor: Recently, my family collected Halloween candy from local residents to be sent to our soldiers who are overseas. On Veteran’s Day, I helped to sort and package the candy along with my brother and sister and my cousin. I want to thank Ms. Mirabito and my 6th grade homeroom class at Old […] Read more »

Marion Special Town Meeting

To The Editor: The Marion Special Town Meeting was held on October 26 to vote on Article S4 to transfer $50,000 toward a $200,000 grant from the Buzzards Bay and Narragansett Estuary Program concerning a proposed sewer project to “possibly” eliminate nitrogen discharge from 31 homes in Aucoot Cove and 151 homes in Mattapoisett (Mattapoisett?). […] Read more »

Marion Capital Spending

To the Editor: Marion voters face a conundrum on allocating scarce capital resources. The Town House Committee has proposed two options regarding the Town House restoration. This discretionary spending proposal competes with a mandatory capital spending compliance requirement for the renewal of the sewer plant’s EPA discharge permit. The Town House also competes with payment […] Read more »

Town House Forum

To the Editor: At the Town House Forum last Thursday evening, there was much discussion about square footage of buildings, cost per square foot, old vs. new construction, but little inquiry about the comparative merits of the two options presented by the Town House Committee. While renovating the Town House is important, focus on cost […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Halloween Parade

To the Editor: On behalf of the members of the Mattapoisett Police Department, I want to thank all the business owners and community members who contributed to the most successful Halloween Parade and Costume contest. The parade kicked off shortly after 6:00 pm led by the Bauer family drummers. It was wonderful to see so […] Read more »

St. Rita’s Parish

To the Editor: I want to thank all of the dedicated hard workers of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Rita’s Parish in Marion, MA for the wonderful Italian spaghetti and meatball dinner and social held on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Marion VFW Post 2425. The food was excellent. The raffle […] Read more »

Marion Planning

To the Editor: We Can’t Plan for the Future Without You. If you are a Marion resident, don’t you want to participate in the development of Marion’s Master Plan? If the answer is yes, and it should be, your next opportunity is to attend the Planning Board’s public forum on Saturday, October 24 at the […] Read more »

Moth News

To the Editor: The trees in Mattapoisett and neighboring towns were pummeled this year by both winter moth and gypsy moth caterpillars. We were somewhat lucky with the gypsy moths because their nemesis, Entomophaga maimaiga (an insect-attacking fungus), had just the right amount of moisture to become active and fatally infect large numbers of the […] Read more »

Every Hero Has a Story

To the Editor: The Plumb Library’s Every Hero Has a Story Summer Program will officially conclude with a September RMS All-School Meeting to recognize student participation! Our goal this summer was to celebrate all types of heroes while also discovering the hero within each of us. Our “Hero Training Camp” provided each hero-in-training, from pre-readers […] Read more »

Rochester County Fair

To the Editor: The photograph on the cover of the August 20th edition of The Wanderer has to be one of the best cover pictures I’ve ever seen. The very colorful and candid photo, in perfect sunlight, captured a moment of fun for all at this year’s Rochester County Fair. The main focus of the […] Read more »