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. Due to the limits of funding, not all of the historic buildings were surveyed, but over 100 were catalogued and photographed. The […] Read more »

Annette R. (Paquin) Moran

Annette R. (Paquin) Moran, 81, of Mattapoisett passed away on Thursday December 27, 2018. She was the wife of retired Mattapoisett Police Chief James F. Moran. Born and raised in Fall River, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Mercedes (Lavoie) Paquin and stepdaughter of the late Beatrice Paquin. She was a graduate […] Read more »

RMS Sets the Stage for the Holidays

The young musicians of Rochester Memorial School ‘Decked the Halls’ and then played to a colorfully dressed audience of students, staff, and parents on Thursday, December 20. Choral Music teacher Sue Audette encouraged everyone to sing along and the joyful sound was enough to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Meanwhile, the 5th and 6th […] Read more »

Strong Start for ORR Girls Basketball

Old Rochester Regional High School girls basketball has taken advantage of every opportunity in the early going, heading into the holiday break with a 4-0 record. The Bulldogs’ most recent win came over Durfee in a 56-37 effort to follow up from their 60-46 win over Dartmouth. One thing that’s helped Old Rochester Regional separate […] Read more »

Machacam Club Meeting

The January meeting of the Machacam Club is scheduled for Wednesday,January 2. We meet at the American Legion Hall on Depot Street. Social time begins at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:00 pm, and our speaker will begin his presentation at 6:45 pm. Chef Colby has planned an elegant meat loaf dinner with locally grown beef […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Tax Reclassification Part Two

Even the best organizations have an ‘oops’ protocol, and so when the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen met on December 19 to vote on the tax reclassification for the town, it was the second time they had done so. During their regular meeting on December 4, the agenda included meeting with Principal Assessor Kathleen Costello for […] Read more »

Locals Keep Beloved Sippican Harbor Tree Tradition

            It’s back! If you’ve stopped by Silvershell Beach in Marion recently, then you’ve probably seen the Christmas tree out on the block in the harbor. It’s a notable return for townies, but also somewhat of a mystery to many in regards to its origin. According to Dan Crete, “It’s sort of a cobbler’s-kids-have-no-shoes story.” […] Read more »

Family Black Light Yoga Party

On Wednesday, January 9at 6:00 pm, The Encompass Community at Friends Academy, 1088 Tucker Road in North Dartmouth, will host a Family Black Light Yoga Party for children and parents. This event is free and open to the public. The event will be a fun and exuberant evening of yoga, music, dancing, face-painting, and joy […] Read more »

Citizens Petition for Cannabis Ban Article

To the Editor: I read with interest the item in the Wanderer of the proposed Citizens Petition for Cannabis Ban Article which “prohibition would include establishments that sell, distribute, cultivate, process or package cannabis in any form.” However, one should consider that deaths associated with marijuana use are negligible compared with the estimated annual 88,000 […] Read more »

Mary Rachel (Naclerio) Barron

Mary Rachel (Naclerio) Barron, endearingly known as Maisie, of Marion, MA, formerly of Quincy, Braintree and Harlow’s Landing, died peacefully surrounded by the love of family, December 22, 2018. She was the cherished wife of the late James B. Barron, with whom she shared fifty three years of marriage. Daughter of late Ralph and Annie […] Read more »