No Decision Yet on Bay Watch 40B

A decision on Bay Watch Realty’s 40B affordable housing project did not happen as expected during the Marion Zoning Board of Appeal’s May 31 meeting. A meeting between the board and Bay Watch is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, but it is unclear if a vote on the proposed 60 rental units and 36 single […] Read more »

OHS Presents The Wizard of Oz

There’s still time to check out Old Hammondtown School’s production of The Wizard of Oz! The Drama Club will put on their final performance tonight, Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 pm in the school’s cafeteria. Here are some pictures from this afternoon’s performance! Photos by Katy Fitzpatrick. Read more »

Rochester AgCom Up and Running

Since the 17th century, when early settlers first established Rochester (which then included lands from Mattapoisett, Marion and Wareham), the fulcrum of local life has been farming. With the development of more homes and subdivisions, transforming some of the agricultural town into a bedroom community, Rochester residents took note of the need to protect local […] Read more »

Friends of Bike Path To Hold Fundraiser

The project to complete the construction of the Mattapoisett Bike Path might be a long and daunting task, but the Friends of the Bike Path aren’t letting that discourage them.  On Sunday, June 24, they will host the First Annual South Coast Bikeway Challenge in order to raise money to complete the Mattapoisett portion of […] Read more »

195 Truck Fire Slows Traffic

At just after 12:00 pm Thursday, the Marion Fire Department responded to Route 195 for a reported truck fire. What they found was a recycling truck from Waste Management with smoke billowing from the top. The truck, which was travelling east through Mattapoisett and into Marion had caught fire in the open top storage are […] Read more »

ORR Hires New District Facilities Director

Old Rochester Regional School District and Massachusetts Superintendency Union #55 is pleased to announce that Mr. Eugene Jones will be the new District Facilities Director beginning in June of 2012. Mr. Jones is presently the Facilities and Maintenance Manager for the Freetown Elementary School, in Freetown, MA. Prior to being the Facilities and Maintenance Manager […] Read more »

Abbott W. Fish, Jr.

Abbott W. Fish, Jr., 96, of Mattapoisett died May 26, 2012 peacefully at Emeritus Senior Living in Dartmouth. He was the husband of the late Sylvia H. (Howland) Fish. Born in Quincy, the son of the late Abbott W. and Esther (Luce), he lived in Walpole while summering in Mattapoisett and Wintering in Sarasota, FL […] Read more »

Short Time, Sweet Goodbye

It was not quite four years ago that my first school report appeared in the pages of The Wanderer on June 25, 2009.  My term as the school news correspondent began in the summer before my sophomore year at Old Rochester Regional High School.  Now, though, as I prepare to graduate on June 9, it […] Read more »

Remembering on Memorial Day

Marion Parade Honors Veterans By Laura Fedak Pedulli             On an overcast and breezy day, Marion residents paid their respects to the men and women who have served the United States in wars past and present. Like every year, the Benjamin D. Cushing VFW Post #2425 hosted its Memorial Day Parade, which included the raising […] Read more »

Concern for National Cemeteries

To the Editor, Memorial Day is a day our nation takes time to remember the many men and women who make the supreme sacrifice by laying down their lives for the freedoms we so cherish. It is a tribute well deserved; however many of our citizens do not fully appreciate the full measure of their […] Read more »