Taber Library’s Book Sale

To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who helped make Marion’s Elizabeth Taber Library’s 2015 Book Sale a success. Led by Nita Howland and Sue Schwager, who have tirelessly worked and promoted the event for many months (as well as many years), the Board of Trustees wanted to take this opportunity to thank all that […] Read more »

Record Highs and Lows for the Country Fair

It’s quiet now on Pine Street in Rochester. The roaring of engines, the buzzing of chainsaws, and the loud and rowdy country music have been replaced by the sound of crickets, remaining only in the echoes of our minds. The fairgrounds are empty, except for maybe a few scattered skeletons of the fair’s infrastructure, some […] Read more »

Solar Farm Poises for ConCom Approval

With multiple jurisdictional authorities between two different towns to contend with, it appeared on August 12 that the Clean Energy Collective solar farm slated for the Clemishaw Property off Tucker Lane might have satisfied the Marion Conservation Commission’s concerns, and will now wait for final ConCom approval once the project clears the Planning Board. During […] Read more »

Astronomy Program at Plumb Library

The Plumb Library will introduce its new Orion telescope, donated by Mr. John T. Jawor, on Monday, August 24 at 7:30 pm with a “Star Party.” The Aldrich Astronomy Society will instruct attendees on the use of the telescope, then, weather permitting, will take the telescope outside for a viewing. Additional telescopes will be provided. […] Read more »

New Technology Brings Efficiency to Tri-Town Police

A recent sizeable grant has brought the latest in fingerprinting technology to the three Tri-Town Police Departments, bringing efficiency to a number of aspects of police business, say the three chiefs. The towns each received a grant from the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board to purchase the latest in digital fingerprinting technology that will make […] Read more »

Oh What a Night!

To the Editor: Oh What a Night! You asked for it, so we brought it to you. Last Friday night, about 200 adults came back to Holmes Wharf for the first adult wharf dance. It seems like everyone had a great time, and asked for the dances to continue next year. The Mattapoisett Track Club […] Read more »

Tobey Hospital Guild

The Tobey Hospital Guild, a member of Southcoast Health, will hold its annual fundraising event on the evening of Saturday, September 19 at the Marriott Town Place Suites’ Rosebrook Event Center in Wareham. The event will feature “Lights Out,” a Las Vegas group that will have you dancing in your seats to the tunes of […] Read more »

I’m a Wanderer

You can 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 our office at […] Read more »

Elisabeth (Rockafellow) Dyer

Elisabeth (Rockafellow) Dyer passed away peacefully at home on November 20, 2013 in Sun City, California. She was 96 years young and was the loving wife of Ralph Dyer for 45 years. Born in San Acacio, Colorado in 1916, she was the eldest daughter of four children of the late Charles and Hildegarde Rockafellow. Elisabeth […] Read more »

Parties Disagree Over Solar Escrow Amount

The developer of a proposed solar farm on August 17 responded to Marion Planning Board Chairman Robert Lane’s personal opinion that the decommissioning escrow amount should be $110,000 by calling the amount “somewhat unreasonable.” Applicant Clean Energy Collective and engineer Bob Rogers suggested a $40,000 escrow amount, while another engineering firm recommended $50,000. Engineer John […] Read more »