Jane Porter Ryder

Jane Porter Ryder, 93, died Sunday evening, July 21 at Moorings Park in Naples, FL. Previously a resident of Marion, Attleboro MA and Naples, she was the wife of the late Frank J. Ryder, Jr., jewelry manufacturer and real estate developer. Celebrations of her well-lived and loved life will be held at the Bower Chapel […] Read more »

Kevin C. King

Kevin C. King, 46, of Fairhaven formerly of Wareham and Rochester passed away Thursday July 18, at Saint Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. Kevin was born in Passaic, NJ and he is survived by his mother Barbara (Savino) King and her husband Rev. John King of Rochester. A graduate of Wareham High School, Kevin also […] Read more »

House to be Moved on Delano Road

A house dating to 1690 on Delano Road will be moved to another location on the same property at 366 Delano Rd. Owners Thomas O. Dexter and Susan Dexter presented their plans to the board and said that the dwelling would be moved from 370 Delano Rd. to 366 Delano Rd. onto a new foundation […] Read more »

Kevin Woodward Leads Playground Effort

The Wanderer congratulates Kevin J. Woodward for receiving one of its 19th Annual Keel Awards, which honor nominees from Rochester, Marion and Mattapoisett who have gone above and beyond with service to their community. Woodward is the winner for the town of Rochester. Recently, Woodward, who grew up in Rochester and attended RMS and ORR, […] Read more »

Upper Cape Tech Nursing Exam

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School’s Part-time Practical Nurse Program will administer the required Entrance Exam on the following dates: Wednesday, August 14 – Registration Deadline is August 8; Tuesday, September 17 – Registration Deadline is September 11; Tuesday, October 15 – Registration Deadline is October 9. The Entrance Examination will be administered at Upper […] Read more »

Reasonable Approach to Managing Pets

Dear Editor: Is Mattapoisett unfriendly toward dogs? It’s a question that’s become prevalent for those of us who have pets. The latest manifestation is the town’s Animal Control Officer asking people with pets to leave the band concert or be fined. While a town ordinance exists, and the officer was simply doing her job, many […] Read more »

Marion Summer Clam Bake

Come join the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2425 on Sunday, August 11, 1:30 pm, for our annual summer clam bake, right in the pit, old-style, at the Marion VFW Pavilion on Route 6. Plenty of parking. Donation accepted/asked of $30, or what you can. For tickets, contact Brad Arruda at 774-454-7005 or Rodney Hunt […] Read more »

Tiny Mite Program Registration

The Old Rochester Pop Warner Football Tiny Mite Program is accepting registrations for all 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds in Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester, Wareham and other towns that do not run their own Tiny Mite program. Practices start August 1; financial aid is available; for more information, visit www.oryf.com or call 508-863-0518. Read more »

Rodney Hunt Is All Around Marion

Rodney Hunt likes to stay busy. For the past 10 years, Hunt has organized and been Master of Ceremonies for the Marion Memorial Day Parade and the July 4th Parade. Because of his “behind the scenes” work on behalf of the town of Marion, Rodney Hunt has been chosen to receive a Wanderer Keel Award […] Read more »

District Names New RMS Principal

Old Rochester Regional School District Superintendent Doug White announced this week that Derek Medeiros will succeed Moira Rodgers as Principal at Rochester Memorial School. Rodgers resigned short of one year on the job. Medeiros offered his own resignation from the ORR School Committee soon after his election in order to apply for the RMS principal […] Read more »