Recycling in Rochester

To the Editor: Today, January 13, 2015, Rochester’s brand new trash recycling carts were delivered. The delivery was quite surprising since I have heard rumblings from friends that changes were coming, but even the town’s website had no schedule of events, rules or coming events regarding our trash. The two large carts were left at […] Read more »

Superintendent Gives Mid-Cycle Review

Twice a year, Superintendent of Schools Doug White has to update the Joint School Committee on his goals for the school year; on January 15, White highlighted his six goals and the progress he is making toward meeting them on time. This year, White ensures the full implementation of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curricula […] Read more »

Marion Fire Chief Announces Retirement

Marion Fire Chief Thomas Joyce announced his intent to retire in a letter addressed to the Marion Board of Selectmen, and on January 20 selectmen had nothing but good things to say about Chief Joyce who will retire June 30 of this year. Now selectmen must decide where they will look for his replacement – […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Free Public Library

PJs and a Book for The Women’s Center: Donations of new pajamas and books for children are still being accepted at the library for The Women’s Center. Patrons are encouraged to bring in these donations so they can be distributed to families served by The Women’s Center in the greater New Bedford and Fall River […] Read more »

Well Research Confirms High Water Yield

On January 20, the Mattapoisett Water and Sewer Commissioners met with AECOM, an international architectural and engineering firm that provides turnkey infra-structure solutions to a variety of industries as well as municipalities. They were employed by the Town to provide research and propose solutions for several high-profile water and sewer projects. Doug DeNatale of AECOM […] Read more »

Wandering Wanderers

If you would like to 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 […] Read more »

Board Erupts Over Minutes…Again

An intense argument over minutes overshadowed budget discussions, as the Marion Planning Board was divided 5-2 (a consistent number that night) in its opinion regarding how Planning Board Clerk Robert Lane should be taking minutes. The debate led to a motion by member Steve Gonsalves to keep meeting minutes limited to bare-bones information such as […] Read more »

Friends Write Letters for Justice

“They are prisoners of conscience … imprisoned because of their views … not because they are criminals,” Charlotte Purrington said as she sat quietly, studying the faces of people – those men, women and children who are suffering in jails or in oppressive countries – as she prepared to write another letter. On January 18, […] Read more »

Regional Bicycle Plan

To the Editor: Everyone interested in better bicycling in the South Coast should make sure their issues are raised and addressed in the Regional Bicycle Plan. The plan is part of the process for getting funding through MASSDOT for bike-related projects. If we the people don’t make sure our priorities are heard, then resources will […] Read more »

Knights of Columbus Teen Dance

There will be a Knights Teen Dance on Friday, January 23 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm with Michael Rock of Fun 107 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 57 Fairhaven Road, Mattapoisett. Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Graders only please. Read more »