Scary Halloween Walk

The Sippican Lands Trust is hosting a super spooky, extra scary Halloween event for kids 8 years and older this Friday, October 30 beginning at 5:00 pm. Renowned SCARY storyteller David Mello will be featured as we walk through Aucoot Woods, property managed together by the Sippican Lands Trust and the Marion Open Space Acquisition […] Read more »

The Last Halloween Stories

Here they are … the last two stories in our 2015 Halloween Story Contest. To continue the suspense just a little further, we won’t tell you who won until after these stories, where we also list all of the authors. Thank you to everyone who entered! The Wanderer will also hold a special Facebook Halloween […] Read more »

Detour, Not Shortcut for New Cell Antennas

The representative for Bell Atlantic Mobile, on behalf of Verizon, hoped the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals would overturn the building commissioner’s denial of a building permit to add 12 new cellular antennas to an existing tower off Cranberry Highway to expedite the project by circumventing site plan review with the Planning Board; instead, a […] Read more »

Last-Minute Voter Registration

The Mattapoisett Town Clerk’s Office will be open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm on Friday, October 30. These extended hours are to allow for last-minute voter registration for the Special Town Meeting. The Special Town Meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 9 at 6:30 pm at Old Rochester Regional High School. The warrant for […] Read more »

Spill Response Training Exercise

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), along with five other state and local agencies, staged an eight-hour training exercise involving a mock petroleum spill in Buzzards Bay near Ram Island off of the Town of Mattapoisett on October 22. The goal of the field exercise was to test […] Read more »

Machacam Club

The Machacam Club will hold its monthly meeting on November 4 at the Legion Hall, 3 Depot Street. Social time is 5:30 pm; dinner at 6:00 pm. This meeting will be our first lasagna dinner with tossed salad, garlic bread and, of course, pie for dessert. We hope it will prove worthwhile as we try […] Read more »

Wendy’s High School Heisman

Old Rochester Regional High School Senior, Deianeira Marie Underhill of Rochester, MA has been chosen as a 2015 Wendy’s High School Heisman School Winner. She, along with other high school seniors across the United States as well as the District of Columbia, was chosen out of thousands of high school students for this accomplishment. To […] Read more »

History of the Mattapoisett Halloween Parade

The following article is comprised of information gathered from past issues of The Wanderer, Presto Press from the Mattapoisett Historical Society archives, scrapbook collections at the Mattapoisett Historical Society, and from interviews with Jodi Bauer at the Mattapoisett Clipper, Richard Morgado (son of Al Morgado), and Captain Anthony Days of the Mattapoisett Police Department.   […] Read more »

New Director at Mattapoisett Historical Society

Dr. Jeffrey Miller is a heritage professional with over 10 years of experience in archaeology, history, and heritage management. He received his doctorate from Queens University Belfast and specializes in exploring the links between communities, history, and places. His past research has included investigating the history of Prudence Island and the surrounding Narragansett Bay region. […] Read more »

Football Captures First Win in Cranberry Bowl

In a very exciting week for Old Rochester Regional High School sports, the Bulldogs routed the Wareham Vikings in the Cranberry Bowl, Golf capped off an undefeated season in the SCC, and Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country finished up excellent campaigns, with the girls winding up undefeated. Football: The hunt for Justin Kogler’s first win […] Read more »