2018 Keel Awards

The Wandereris pleased to announce that we are soliciting nominations for our 25thannual “WandererKeel Awards.” The yearly community service honor, presented to one Tri-Town resident from each of the three central towns in our circulation area, will be announced in our July 26 edition, and each winner will be the subject of a short feature […] Read more »

Loranger Files Open Meeting Law Complaint

There were three attendees in the audience of the May 21 meeting of the Marion Planning Board, two of which were attorneys. At issue was an Open Meeting Law (OML) complaint filed by Attorney John Mathieu on behalf of his client Chris Loranger and 324 Front Street JV, LLC. The complaint alleges the Planning Board […] Read more »

OC Girls’ Lacrosse Earns Big Win

After narrowly getting past GNB Voc-Tech 7-6 earlier in the 2018 season, Old Colony girls’ lacrosse pulled off a big 14-8 win on Monday against the Bears. The win wasn’t just big in terms of how many goals the Cougars scored or the gap between the two teams. This win gives Old Colony an idea […] Read more »

Tabor Blood Drive

Tabor Academy will host a Blood Drive on May 29from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. Please participate in Tabor Academy’s spring blood drive for the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center benefitting Dana Farber and Brigham and Women’s Hospital! You will find the Blood Mobile in the parking lot at 242 Front Street, Marion. Drop in […] 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 »

Mary Curtis Betts

Mary Curtis Betts, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died peacefully at her home in Palm Beach, Florida on March 30, 2018. A Mattapoisett resident for many years, she was 89. Mary was born on June 9, 1928 in Caribou, Maine, the eldest daughter of Theodore S. Curtis, Sr., and Augusta Tolman Curtis. She grew up […] Read more »

Richard G. Cutcliffe

Richard G. Cutcliffe, 62, of Rochester, died Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham after sustaining injuries in a house fire. Born in Needham, he was the son of Jeanne A. (Verdi) Cutcliffe of Rochester, and the late Richard V. Cutcliffe. Rick previously lived in Hanson before his moved to Old Port, Maine […] Read more »

Cannabis Regs Exclude Home Grow Permit

Marion has its own set of marijuana establishment regulations now that the Marion Board of Health has approved its proposed recreational cannabis regulations, but that final draft excluded controversial language that called for a local permit to grow cannabis plants at home. On May 22, Board of Health Chairman Jason Reynolds said town counsel reconsidered […] Read more »

OC’s Team Rocket Turns On Technology

“In a galaxy far, far away….” No wait, it was at Plumb Library in Rochester on May 17 where a group of very enthusiastic fourth- through sixth-grade students got a chance to try out robots designed and built by the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Team Rocket. In the three years since the […] Read more »

“Frogs at The Bogs” with the BBC

Explore the wetlands and vernal pools at The Bogs (138 Acushnet Road, Mattapoisett) to find frogs on a fun, family-friendly evening walk with the Buzzards Bay Coalition on Friday, May 25at 6:00 pm. During the walk, we’ll listen for the melodic sounds of frogs and use nets and buckets to safely catch a few amphibian […] Read more »