Change is Happening

To the Editor: People of Mattapoisett, be aware. Be very aware. Change is happening, as it well should and must. Executive Order #525 has been sent to all of the towns and cities and requires us to have a plan for the town that “has merit.” It doesn’t tell us how to zone our town […] Read more »

Proud Ghosts of Point Connett

Editors note: This story has been serialized into six parts which will appear weekly in The Wanderer  By Rudd Wyman Part I Most folk call me Rudd. From 1994 to 2004, I wrote monthly tales for the Richmond Rooster, a small-town paper New Hampshire paper. For a few of these essays, I borrowed, examined, and […] Read more »

No Touch Zone a Touchy Subject

It was long into the night with much work completed when hot buttons were pushed over the touching of a “no touch zone” on Goodspeed Island. The request for an amended order of conditions filed by Daniel and Laurie DaRosa, 3 Goodspeed Island Lot #28, was denied after the board learned that the a previously […] Read more »

Miles for Memorial School

On Thursday, May 30, the Rochester Memorial School community will be participating in the Third Annual “Miles for Memorial School Kid’s Fitness Challenge.” This daylong community service event will be dedicated to promoting “Physical Activity,” while providing a grassroots fundraising effort in support of fitness and fun. This year’s challenge course will be open to […] Read more »

Record-Breaking Day in Boat Race

Rochester’s own Dan Lawrence and William D. Watling III owned the 2013 Rochester Memorial Day Boat Race on Monday, finishing with a record time of 1:46:59, narrowly besting the 1:47:02 mark previously held by C.J. Hedges IV of Hamden, Conn., and Sean Shaw of Rochester in 2005. “High water” was the story of the day, […] Read more »

Big Week for Bulldog Baseball

There was much hype about the Old Rochester Regional High School baseball team coming into the season. With several returning players from last year and a star in Tabor transfer student Zach Perry, many hoped that the Bulldogs could advance to the state tournament. This week, the boys lived up to the hype. They only […] Read more »

All Roads Lead to Shellfish

The most time-consuming issue of Tuesday night’s meeting came during the Town Administrator’s report, when Michael Gagne – with the assistance of Highway Supervisor Barry Denham – reported on their recent meeting with the state. From that meeting, they were encouraged that financial assistance would continue to flow into town for the maintenance and repair […] Read more »

Waiting on Berm, Public Hearing Extended

The Rochester Planning Board met Tuesday night and discussed an issue at the Little Quittacas solar project on North Avenue in Rochester. According to Board members, a berm that was scheduled to be put in at the beginning of spring has not been completed, leaving officials worried that the dry season ahead will cause dust […] Read more »

Marion’s Homegrown Christmas Tree

A beautiful Christmas tree was planted in Bicentennial Park last Friday. The tree is perfect for the town, because it was grown from a seedling given out many years ago on Arbor Day in Marion. The newly planted tree replaces one that was damaged during its planting last month. “We asked three different experts for […] Read more »

Memorial Day Boat Race Results

    Name Town Time Division Overall Dan        Lawrence Rochester William D. Watling, III Rochester 1:46:59 1 Open Division 1st Place 1 Alex Milde Mattapoisett Paul  Milde Mattapoisett 1:48:30 2 Open Division 2nd Place 2 Jake Goyette Rochester Ian MacGregor Rochester 1:51:37 3 Open Division 3rd Place 3 Jay Lawrence Rochester Andy  Weigel Rochester 1:54:22 […] Read more »