New Technology Brings Efficiency to Tri-Town Police


A recent sizeable grant has brought the latest in fingerprinting technology to the three Tri-Town Police Departments, bringing efficiency to a number of aspects of police business, say the three chiefs. The towns each received a grant from the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board to purchase the latest in digital fingerprinting technology that will make […] Read more »

I’m a Wanderer


You can share your travel photos with our readers too. All you have to do is take along a copy of The Wanderer (or your favorite aardvark) and submit your photos by email to: or by mail to P.O. Box 102, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. You can also drop photos off at our office at […] Read more »

Watch Out for Baby Turtles!


Any day now, up and down the South Coast, hundreds of teensy baby turtles of different species – no bigger than a quarter – will emerge after weeks and weeks beneath the sun-warmed soil and make an adorable dash for their lives to their respective safety habitats. This moment right after birth is the most […] Read more »

Seahorse Campers Have Fun Giving Back


After seven weeks of fun, crafts, tennis lessons, sports, and games, campers at the Mattapoisett Recreation Seahorse Summer Explorers Camp have turned their attention to the community and how they can give back in the spirit of gratitude and goodwill. For the seventh week of camp, the kids have been counting their blessings and contemplating […] Read more »

Camp Cachalot Adventure


The Mattapoisett Boy Scouts Troop #53 worked as staff for all four weeks this year at the Boy Scouts of America Camp Cachalot. The Troop #53 staff counted for about a fifth of the staff at the camp this summer, a unique event to have a large number of active kids of their age in […] Read more »

All-State Jazz Band


ORRHS student Maxx Wolski of Mattapoisett soloing on the vibraphone while performing with the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Jazz Band at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 1. The MMEA Jazz Band opened the day’s performances on the Harbor Stage with a 45 minute set which included classics like; Counter Blocking by Thad […] Read more »

Plumb Library to Offer Telescope to Patrons


The Joseph H. Plumb Library has received a donation that is out of this world. By the end of August, the Plumb Library will be the first library in Southeastern Massachusetts to offer its patrons the opportunity to check out a telescope in the same way one would check out a book, a DVD, or […] Read more »

Afternoon of Fun and Discovery


The Mattapoisett Historical Museum, in partnership with the Mattapoisett Land Trust, presented an afternoon of fun and discovery with a scavenger hunt on August 6, which started and ended at the Munro Preserve. Photos by Marilou Newell   Read more »

ATV Use Results in Turtles Deaths


It was a gruesome scene at the rail trail in Marion by the Mattapoisett town line at the end of Industrial Drive. Several turtles – spotted and eastern box – lie upon the trail, their shells crushed flat, cracked open, with the guts of their bodies spilling out from every direction after being run over […] Read more »

A Bad Year for Tomatoes


The Marion Art Center’s hilarious production of “A Bad Year for Tomatoes” opened on August 6, starring Myra Marlowe, Jay Ryan, Suzie Kokkins, Suzy Taylor, Susan Sullivan, Thom O’Shaughnessy, and Gary Taylor. The show continues on August 14-15. Photos by Colin Veitch Read more »