Old Rochester Little League

Old Rochester Little League has announced it is taking registration information for boys and girls ages 6 – 11 who are interested in playing Fall Baseball. (Players need not have played ORLL baseball in the past to participate in Fall Baseball.) For six weeks starting in September, the players will have the opportunity to play […] Read more »

Marion Concert Band

On Monday, August 27, the Marion Concert Band will close its 2012 season with a concert featuring the music of film composer John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra. The program, which includes several pieces frequently performed by the Pops, is as follows: • National Anthem • His Honor – H. Fillmore • Light Cavalry […] Read more »

Heritage Days Thank You

The Heritage Days committee would like to offer their thanks to those residents and visitors who joined us for the celebration August 2 – 5 in spite of the brutal heat. We sincerely hope you enjoyed the activities you attended and are looking forward to an all-new weekend celebration in 2013. We want to congratulate […] Read more »

Mattapoisett FoE Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Elderly of Mattapoisett will be held on Monday, September 10 at 3:00 pm at the Council on Aging (in the Center School on Barstow Street). The Friends of the Elderly has more than 150 members and a 21-member Board of Directors. All FoE members are encouraged to […] Read more »

Election Correction

In my letter that appeared in last week’s issue of The Wanderer, I inadvertently misrepresented the process for voting in a primary election, at least in Mattapoisett, for which I apologize! According to our Town Clerk, Barbara Sullivan, in order to vote on primary day Thursday, September 6, if you are “unenrolled” (that is, not […] Read more »

New Fireworks Committee Forming

A new Fireworks Committee will be forming in Marion in order to bring back the popular annual display next summer. Selectman Jody Dickerson recommended the idea at the Board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, August 21 at the Marion Police Department. “The job cannot be handled by one person,” said Dickerson. “The fireworks are a major […] Read more »

Solar Panel Project Gets Redesign

The Rochester Conservation Commission met on the evening of Tuesday, August 16 for their regularly scheduled meeting. The first hearing of the night was in regard to a Notice of Intent filed by Timothy Perry for property located at 99 Wolf Island. Perry seeks approval to construct an enclosed three-season room over an existing deck […] Read more »

Marion Residents Win Stone Horse Builder’s Cup

Jim Stewart, of Marion, and his crew, wife Maura Stewart and Doug & Ingrid Scott of Castine, ME, sailed PEGASUS, Hull #105 , to 1st Place in the 2012 Stone Horse Builder’s Cup race on Buzzards Bay off of Padanaram. The course was 5.7 nautical miles over a 6 leg course, starting and finishing on […] Read more »

Town Planning Vision Discussed in Marion

The Marion Planning Board briefly discussed the Master Plan, or Town Visioning, at their meeting on Monday night, August 20. Chairman Jay Ryder commented about responses to emails that he sent to towns in Massachusetts that either have gone through the process of doing a Master Plan or are in the process of working on […] Read more »

Board Frustrated With Town Counsel

During their regular meeting on August 20, Planning Board member Jon Mathieu expressed his frustration at the Town Counsel for not responding to the Board’s repeated inquiries regarding the Jane Lane cell phone tower project, proposed by Industrial Wireless.  Mathieu said that the Counsel has not answered their questions pertaining to the Planning Board’s ability […] Read more »