For the Love of Books…

When 5-year old Kennedy Zussy of Marion overheard her parents talking about how some New Bedford schools don’t have a school library for students, Kennedy found it unacceptable. No books? How can kids be smart if they don’t have books, the little girl wondered. “All year, they had, like, six books on the shelf in […] Read more »

George Bruce West II

With family at his side, George Bruce West II died peacefully in the morning of August 20, 2015 in Plymouth, Mass. Bruce, as he was known, was born in Washington, DC, the son of Charles Krug West and Margaret Braitmayer West, on December 14, 1927. He graduated from St. Albans School in 1945 and from […] Read more »

ORR School Grounds

To the Editor: I want to voice my concerns about the condition of the grounds at Old Rochester Regional High School. It is deplorable! Everything is overgrown, the four ponds are not being taken care of, and bushes, trees and plants need to be replaced. This is not a good representation of Mattapoisett when people […] Read more »

Memoir Writing Workshop at the ETL

What’s black and white and read all over? If you write it well, your memoir! Record your precious memories before they fade. The Elizabeth Taber Library and the Sippican Historical Society have teamed up again this year to offer a free, four-session memoir writing course, led by Marion’s Judy Rosbe, an accomplished author and historian, […] Read more »

Board Stalls on New Tobacco Legislation

The Marion Board of Health formed a consensus on increasing the minimum age for purchasing tobacco and nicotine products in town from 18 to 21, but some board members hesitated on placing minimum prices on or banning all flavored tobacco and nicotine products from behind the counters of Marion stores. Bob Collett, director of the […] Read more »

Water/Sewer Department

Dear Mattapoisett Water Commissioners: I am writing this letter on behalf of the Angelica Point Improvement Association, Cove Street, Mattapoisett, MA. As you are aware, the Water/Sewer Department has just finished a new sewer installation and a water main replacement project on Cove Street. This letter pertains to Nick Nicholson and the superb job he […] Read more »

2nd Annual Summer Bike Challenge

On Saturday, September 19, cyclists from 14 area communities will ride to the YMCA Dartmouth to celebrate the completion of the 2nd Annual Summer Bike Challenge. Over 110 cyclists have ridden over 56,000 miles since May 1 and hope to reach 60,000 miles by Labor Day for the South Coast Bikeway Alliance Team which is […] Read more »

St. Philip’s Annual Hymn Sing

The Rev. Jeffrey Cave, Retired, Diocese of Atlanta GA and author of “The Church by the Town Beach” will conduct services at 8:00 am and 10:00 am on Sunday, August 30 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Mattapoisett. All are invited to attend. Then, at 4:30 pm, The Rev. Cave will lead a Hymn Sing with […] Read more »

Community Journalism Opportunities

The Wanderer is actively seeking community journalists, student writers, and experienced photographers to join our team delivering news and stories of interest from Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester to the Tri-Town area. As a community news correspondent, you will spend time attending the various meetings of a variety of town boards and committees, taking notes during […] Read more »

Free Introductory Flag Football Clinic

Join MATTREC and Old Rochester Varsity Football players for a free introductory Flag Football Clinic. The flag football season kicks off on September 13 at Mariner Youth Soccer Fields. Come see what it’s all about at our introductory clinics on Sunday, August 30 from 9:00 – 10:00 am and Wednesday, September 2 from 6:30 – […] Read more »