Tri-Town Profile: Marissa Johnson

Name: Marissa Johnson Role: President, Old Rochester Youth Football Age: 36 How she came to Tri-Town: She grew up in Central Massachusetts and Dartmouth before her family relocated to Rochester just before her freshman year at ORR. What she’d change as the President of Tri-Town: I don’t know if I’d change anything. I can tell […] Read more »

Breaking News: Summer Is Over

By the time you read this, we’ll all be lamenting the quick arrival of August. But before you pull out your wool sweaters, let me take you back to July. Somewhere around July 10th as I made my way around a low-priced retail store, I was confronted by an oversized cardboard display. At first, I […] Read more »

Police and Community Converge at ORR Field

What is known as “National Night Out” all across the country is becoming a pretty big deal. And it is always a big deal in the Tri-Town because, as a community of not just one but three police, fire, and emergency response management departments, a plethora of patrol cars, ladder trucks, ambulances, cool four-by-four vehicles, […] Read more »

Local Cameraman Heading to Hollywood

Gary Lawrence is going to Los Angeles, and you can go with him. Not literally, of course, but for those who have watched him go from high school intern to video whiz at ORCTV, it’s no surprise that he’ll be vlogging his road trip as he moves to the West Coast to try and make […] Read more »

No Rain, Just ‘Super Duper’ Fun

The weather forecast wasn’t promising as church members and volunteers prepared Main Street in Marion and the First Congregational Church for its annual ‘Super Duper Fun Fair’ on July 29. Call it divine intervention, but it did not begin to rain until the church bells rang out announcing it was 2:00 pm, time for the […] Read more »

A Better World Begins at Plumb Library

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you,” Jane Goodall once said. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” All summer long at the Plumb Library in Rochester, the staff will be laying out various […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile: Norene Hartley

Name: Norene Hartley Age: 71 Currently lives in: Rochester How she got here: A car ride as a baby from St. Luke’s Hospital to her family home in Rochester, which dates back generations. Favorite Tri-Town place: “I think my home. I enjoy looking at the animals that live there around me.” What she’d change if […] Read more »

Tri-Town Libraries Host Civic Engagement Series

Who better than our libraries and librarians to provide a platform for discussion on critical public issues in the 21st century? If you asked Lawrence DiCara, lawyer, author, political historian and educator, he’d say no one. On July 21 at the Marion Music Hall, Tri-Town Library Directors Susan Pizzolato of Mattapoisett Free Public Library, Elisabeth […] Read more »

Partial Eclipse – Total Fun!

Excited kids, parents and grandparents packed the downstairs room at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library to listen to Roger Menard of the Astronomical Society of Southern New England talk about the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21. Menard, a member of the ASSNE that promotes the joy of astronomy and supports STEM education, provided a […] Read more »

And The Winners Are…

For the last 24 years, The Wanderer has had the pleasure of honoring one resident from each of the Tri-Town communities – residents whose friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members believe have selflessly given of their time and talents for the betterment of others. While a ship’s keel is critical in aiding its steady progress […] Read more »