Town Drafts Medical Cannabis Bylaw

With the weeks seeming to fly by, the Mattapoisett Planning Board reviewed a bylaw draft that would regulate medical cannabis sales in the town. Such a bylaw would have to be accepted at the Fall Special Town Meeting scheduled for November 26. Further, any bylaw passed at Town Meeting must then be sent to the […] Read more »

The Wanderer: A Short History of the Last Whaling Bark

Imagine, if you will, Mattapoisett’s Shipyard Park full of raw white gleaming wooden planks and timbers. Can you hear the cacophony from men and tools being plied in the making of wooden ships? Imagine standing on Water Street looking out towards the harbor and there before you, towering some thirty feet up are the massive […] Read more »

Mushroom Walk at SLT’s White Eagle Property

Curious about what a turkey tail mushroom looks like? Join the Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) and The Boston Mycological Club on Sunday, September 30at 10:30 am to learn more about the turkey tail mushroom and other mushrooms inhabiting Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property in Marion. Ken Fienberg and other guest experts from The Boston […] Read more »

The Halloween Cover Contest

Are you ready for some spooktacular fun? Dust off the cobwebs and sharpen those scary pencils! Your best Halloween artwork could be on the cover of The Wandererand you could win a cash prize! Submit your best original Halloween drawing, photo, compilation, or artwork to enter for publication on our November 1 cover. Deadline for […] Read more »

Town Considers Curbside Textile Recycling

The Rochester Board of Selectmen likes the sound of a possible savings in trash and recycling costs by adding a curbside service that will collect old, used textiles right alongside residents’ recycling bins. Stephen Lisauskas of WasteZero, a waste reduction company, told the Rochester Board of Selectmen on September 17 that clothing, shoes, and other […] Read more »

Big Play Catapults Old Colony Football Ahead

Old Colony football improved to 2-0 on the season after its Saturday 21-14 win over Keefe Tech. The Cougars controlled the tempo of the contest at Oliveira Field, rushing for 342 yards on 40 rushing attempts throughout the contest. But in the end, it was one play that set the two teams apart. Old Colony […] Read more »

Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud

New Medicare cards are coming with new random numbers. Did you know that $60 to $90 billion of our tax dollars are lost to Medicare fraud each year? On Tuesday, October 16, meet Tom Clarke, a representative of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol (MA SMP) Program at Mattapoisett Senior Center, 17 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett and […] Read more »

Marion General Store to be Preserved by SHS

The Sippican Historical Society, a small group of supporters, and the Cheney family, owners of the General Store, have forged a unique partnership. The Sippican Historical Society and supporters are providing funding to restore the exterior of the building and to renovate the building’s structural support and electrical system. The restoration project will be managed […] Read more »

Cannabis Bylaw Advances to Town Meeting

One resident attended the Marion Planning Board’s public hearing on September 17 on the proposed bylaw for adult recreational use of cannabis in Marion. The bylaw was easily recommended to Fall Town Meeting by the board. The purpose of the proposed bylaw, which has been extensively discussed by the Planning Board over the past few […] Read more »

ORR Holds First Ever Bulldog Bash!

Old Rochester Regional’s AmbassadOR Club held their very first, but soon to be annual, Bulldog Bash on Saturday, September 15. Various booths and activities were set up on the athletic field, including a baked goods booth, cornhole, a bouncy house, and more.             Emily Humphrey, member of the Board of AmbassadORs, said the idea was […] Read more »