Building Acceptance, Dismantling Ableism

It’s April again, which means, as I flip my free Easter Seals calendar over to page April, I’m going to start talking about autism again. April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, marks the start of Autism Awareness Month all across the globe. We included some bits on autism awareness in The Wanderer over the last […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

William W. Saltonstall Jr. of Marion and Rachel J. Scheub of Rochester were awarded Faculty Honors for the fall 2017 semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Faculty Honors are awarded to students with a semester GPA of at least 3.667 on four graded courses, with no individual grade below B-, and no incomplete grades […] Read more »

Marion Resident Honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

Simmons College student Jessica Rush of Marion, Massachusetts was recently selected for a prestigious 2018 Newman Civic Fellowship. The announcement was made earlier this month by Campus Compact, a Boston-based national coalition comprised of more than 1,000 colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education by preparing students for civic and […] Read more »

Addition Approved for Ailing Relative

A Mattapoisett family’s personal problems – trying to keep an ailing patriarch in his home as health issues require increased caregiving – was discussed during the March 26 meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission. Coming before the commissioners was David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates, Inc. representing the family identified as 6R North […] Read more »

Survey Yields Professional Development Priorities

A new professional development (PD) plan throughout the Old Rochester Regional and elementary school districts was just approved during the March 22 joint meeting of the school committees, with teacher, student, and parent survey data steering the priorities of the districts towards further teacher training in social/emotional learning and techniques for “problem and project-based” learning. […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. The survey was funded one-half by the Sippican Historical Society and one-half by the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Because of the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

Farmers Market Project Officially Withdrawn

Craig Canning had big plans for his wide, open field on Marion Road. Abutters, neighbors, and townspeople in Rochester supported Canning’s proposal to transform the agricultural land into a working farm with a country-style farmers market and café. The large turnout for past Planning Board meetings showed that most of them believed a farmers market […] Read more »

OC Softball Hopes to Hit the Ground Running

Replacing nine seniors from last season’s roster is the biggest obstacle Old Colony softball faces heading into the 2018 season, especially when one was Mayflower Athletic Conference All-Star second baseman Savannah Lopes, along with the Cougars’ starting catcher Amanda Clark. But the Cougars still have their foundation with pitcher Emily Littles and shortstop Mikayla Murray […] Read more »

Quarry Property Receives DCR Nod

It looks like it’s all systems go for a prime natural parcel in Mattapoisett to become the newest conserved land for public enjoyment: the Old Hammondtown Quarry. The 53-acre site was first identified by the Mattapoisett Land Trust as a worthy contender for permanent conservation status when the parcel became available. With its history as […] Read more »

River Race Boat Building Seminar

It’s never too early to start thinking about the Boat Race! Here is a great spring vacation week project. A seminar will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the Rochester Fire Station, Hartley Road, for anyone interested in the building of a Mattapoisett River racing boat for use in […] Read more »