The Boy Who Was Afraid of Halloween

There was a little boy who was afraid of Halloween. Not just of the shrieking ghost and ghastly ghouls of the season, but even of the trick-or-treaters who came to his door. Who knew what lay behind those masks? Certainly not the kids next door! He was afraid of it all, from the decorations to […] Read more »

Our Halloween Cover Contest Winner…

The Wanderer wishes to congratulate the winner of the 2018 Halloween cover contest, Charlotte Lucas from Wareham! Lucas’ painting of a spooky, possibly haunted house on a dark, stormy night titled “Trick or Treat?” garnered the most online votes winning her $100 cash. In all, there were 22 spooktacular submissions, all of them worthy of […] Read more »

Question One

To the Editor: In a recent Southcoast publication, Keith Hovan (President & CEO of Southcoast Health) has made an impassioned case against Question 1 which sets safe limits on how many patients a nurse can care for. Mr. Hovan, speaking as a NURSE and CEO, states “this initiative is estimated to add $38 million annually […] Read more »

Marion’s Stewards of Community Open Space

The Town of Marion’s Stewards of Community Open Space will be hosting a Public Information Session on Thursday, November 1at 7:00 pm at the Marion Police Station Conference Room to share the results of the recent Marion Open Space and Recreation Survey conducted by the Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission. Results from the Marion Open […] Read more »

Police Engaged in Mattapoisett Manhunt (Updated)

On the evening of October 30 the Mattapoisett Police were searching to the area of Acushnet Road and Crystal Springs Road in Mattapoisett for a suspect who was possibly armed. The State Police Air Wing, SWAT team, and a State Police helicopter joined the search as police tried to locate the person. Residents in the […] Read more »

ZBA Approves New Boats Display

The October 18 meeting of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals took a bit longer to get through, despite a short agenda portending a short meeting with only one case to be heard. Coming before the ZBA on this night was well known local businessman Todd Rodrigues whose Yard Boss business has been situated on […] Read more »

Alfred J. Gentili

Alfred J. Gentili, 85, of New Bedford passed away Saturday October 27, 2018 at Sippican Health Care Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in New Bedford, the son of the late Ernesto and Rosa (DiPasquale) Gentili, he lived in New Bedford all of his life. He also summered at his beach cottage at Angelica […] Read more »

It’s Coming – The Holiday Fair

The Mattapoisett Congregational Church’s annual Holiday Fair will be held on Saturday, December 8from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. A host of holiday ‘shops’ will be featured in Reynard Hall, 27 Church Street, Mattapoisett. You will find all your favorites: hand-knitted apparel, jewelry, new & heirloom treasures in silver, crystal, and china, as well as […] Read more »

Friends Academy Open House

Friends Academy, located at 1088 Tucker Road in North Dartmouth, will hold an Open House on Sunday, November 4, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Families who are interested in learning more about the school’s programs, including the Sally Borden Program for children with language-based learning differences, are invited to tour the school with student […] Read more »

The Not-So-Popular Pigeon

The everyday ordinary pigeon frequently flying over our heads, along roadside travels, or perched on the roofs of neighborhood barns and buildings, is actually classified as a rock dove. It is named for nesting and perching on rocky ledges, and under bridges and outcroppings. Not native to this country, it is a descendant of birds […] Read more »