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 »

ETL Summer Program

To the Editor: The Elizabeth Taber Library wrapped up this summer’s program for children, “Book an Adventure,” with an End-of-the-Summer-Program Ice Cream Sundae Social. Over the course of six weeks, many children ages 2 to 12 enjoyed story times, reading games, a bubble show, as well as crafts such as: bicycle decorating for the 4th […] Read more »

ORR School Grounds

To the Editor: I want to voice my concerns about the condition of the grounds at Old Rochester Regional High School. It is deplorable! Everything is overgrown, the four ponds are not being taken care of, and bushes, trees and plants need to be replaced. This is not a good representation of Mattapoisett when people […] Read more »

Water/Sewer Department

Dear Mattapoisett Water Commissioners: I am writing this letter on behalf of the Angelica Point Improvement Association, Cove Street, Mattapoisett, MA. As you are aware, the Water/Sewer Department has just finished a new sewer installation and a water main replacement project on Cove Street. This letter pertains to Nick Nicholson and the superb job he […] Read more »