Hearing Starts State CEA Application Process

            The Rochester Board of Selectmen held the public hearing for the town’s participation in the Southeastern Regional Planning & Economic Development District (SRPEDD) Community Electricity Aggregation (CEA) on September 16, and it looks like residents of Rochester are eager to start saving on their electric bills.             “I think people know what’s going on and they’re […] Read more »

Marion Celebrates Bird Island Bicentennial in Grand Fashion

            Long before the Cape Cod Canal connected Buzzards Bay to Cape Cod Bay, and long before the villages of Marion and Mattapoisett separated from Rochester, the U.S. Congress authorized the construction of a lighthouse on Bird Island. It would be the first lighted navigational aid along the southerly coast. Built in 1819, the light would […] Read more »

ORYF Cheerleaders Bake Sale and Car Wash

The ORYF Cheerleaders Annual Bake Sale and Car Wash Fundraiser will be held from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 28at the Mattapoisett Fire Station. Car washes are only $5 and cheers are for free. There is no rain date. Read more »

Abigail Field

To the Editor:             I would first like to say how happy I am that The Wandererso enjoyed my talk at the Mattapoisett Museum. It’s always such a treat to be given a platform to talk about what I love. I would, however, like to clarify a point that I think I, perhaps, did not effectively convey […] Read more »

Marion Music Hall – Putting Some Snap into the Village

Designed by noted architect William Gibbons Preston in 1891, the Marion Music Hall stands proudly as a welcome beacon to all who enter the heart of the town. It was founder Elizabeth Taber’s wish that the Marion Music Hall offer lectures, concerts, meetings and festive occasions to enrich the quality of life and “put some […] 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 half by the Sippican Historical Society and 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 »

Little Relief for Bristol Aggie Transportation

            When the Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester School Committees met together during the summer, they voted to allow the business administrator to request new bids from various bus companies to hopefully bring down the three towns’ costs to transport their Bristol County Agricultural High School students to and from school. Although one company did submit a […] Read more »

Cheryl A. (Gosselin) White

Cheryl A. (Gosselin) White, 60, of Mattapoisett and Old Town, FL, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at home. She was the wife of David E. White.             Mrs. White was born in New Bedford, daughter of the late Robert E. Gosselin, Sr. and the late Barbara (Gifford) Gosselin. She had worked as a truck […] Read more »

Local Artists Exhibit Watercolor Paintings

            Painting with watercolor is one of the more difficult mediums for an artist. The thin fluid consistency of the paint makes it a challenge to direct. Watercolor, much like water, simply wants to flow. But watercolor can also be vivid, precise, sensual, bold, or delicate. There is one thing that is absolutely essential when working […] Read more »

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

The days are getting cooler, the nights a little longer, and hints of that crisp autumn smell are in the air. Fall is approaching, and so is the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride! Pedal 35, 75, or 100 miles on October 6and join more than 300 others biking to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay. Registration is […] Read more »