Vernon Russell Tisdale

Vernon Russell Tisdale of Fairhaven and Mattapoisett formerly of Westwood died peacefully on January 25 surrounded by his family at Brigham and Women’s Hospital after a 23 year battle with cancer.             Loving husband of Ann (Schultz) Tisdale; brother to Donald and Sheila Tisdale of Walpole, NH, Robert and Dianne Tisdale of Keene, NH, and June […] Read more »

Federal Court Upholds Buzzards Bay Oil Spill Prevention Rules

            They keep losing, but that hasn’t stopped the oil industry from trying to undo the Massachusetts Oil Spill Prevention Act (MOSPA). For the fourth time in a little more than a decade, the Coalition has assisted in successfully defending Buzzards Bay’s hallmark protection law.             This month, a federal district judge rejected an out-of-state oil shipping […] Read more »

Blanche B. Perry Scholarship

The Mattapoisett Land Trust is seeking applicants for their $1,000 “Blanche B. Perry Scholarship”. This award is available to a Mattapoisett resident interested in the field of Environmental Studies, Sciences, Technology or a related field, and is a graduating senior from a secondary school by June 2020. The scholarship is made available through the Edith […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Library

Throughout the month of February – Blind Date with a Book! Check out a book sight unseen and discover new authors and genres. You might just fall in love.             February 11 at 4:00 pm – 3D printed Valentines! Come turn your drawings into bookmarks, valentines, keychains and more. Use our 3D printer to make unique Valentines.  […] Read more »

A Moment to Yourselves

What?! FREE Valentine’s Day Babysitting for children ages 4-11? It’s true! Let First Congregational Church of Rochester, 11 Constitution Way in Rochester, watch your children on Friday, February 14 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm so that you can get some much-deserved quality time away! CORI’d adults and youth will keep your kids busy with dinner, games, crafts, […] Read more »

Permitting for 40R Housing Officially Begins

            After months of preparation and a number of informal technical review meetings with the Rochester Planning Board, Steen Realty & Development’s hearing for a special permit to build a 208-unit affordable housing development at 22 Cranberry Highway was officially opened.             Engineer Phil Cordeiro ran through the basic details of the proposal: four, four-story multi-family buildings, […] Read more »

SLT Superb-Owl Walk

Sippican Lands Trust is leading a “Superb-Owl” Walk in honor of Super Bowl Sunday on February 2. This crepuscular walk in the woods will start at 4:00 pm at Sippican Lands Trust’s Hagemann Woods property and end by 5:30 pm back in time to leisurely head off for Superbowl kick-off.             The walk will start at our […] Read more »

Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging

The friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging a non-profit, non-governmental group, has been aiding COA programs and supplementing the needs of senior citizens in the community for many years. During that time, the FOTMCOA has purchased furnishings, appliances, and televisions that the COA has used in its social rooms for the benefit of senior […] Read more »

ORR DECA Success

Old Rochester is proud to welcome DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) to its plethora of extracurricular activities. DECA is a program dedicated to preparing young students for the real world. Specifically, it focuses on a wide variety of business subjects, from management to accounting to tourism. There is something for everyone to do in […] Read more »

Uncovering Local Talent

The first thing one sees when approaching a stack of Wanderers is our bold and colorful cover photo. Designing an attractive and interesting cover every week is something we at The Wanderer strive to accomplish with every edition we produce. We know what it takes to compose a great photograph and we know a potential cover when we see […] Read more »