Winifred B. (Schofield) Hartley

Winifred B. (Schofield) Hartley R.N., age 100 of Rochester, passed away Monday, July 27, 2020 after a brief illness at Sippican Health Care in Marion supported by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Herbert Hartley, with whom she enjoyed 59 years of marriage. Born in Taunton, MA the daughter of the […] Read more »

The Wanderer Announces 2020 Keel Award Recipients

            The Wanderer created the Keel Award in 1994 and ever since has recognized a dedicated person from each of the three Tri-Town communities whose actions exemplify the spirit of community and volunteerism. Like the keel of the ship that keeps the vessel from sinking, the recipients of the annual Keel Award are recognized for their stalwart […] Read more »

Summer Fun with Hands-on Nature

Join in the fun on Friday, July 31 at 3:00 pm when Hands-on Nature will present an online program titled “Creepy Crawly Creatures” for children 4 and up. “Discover some of our fascinating local bugs – such as beetles, worms, slugs, ladybugs, and caterpillars! Through learning about them, we will gain a better understanding and appreciation of […] Read more »

Rachel J. Koczera

In loving memory, we announce the loss of our beloved daughter and sister, Rachel J. Koczera, age 38, of Mattapoisett, MA. Rachel passed away suddenly on December 3, 2018.             Born on January 22,1980, New Bedford, MA., Rachel graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2002, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. Upon graduation, Rachel served […] Read more »

Susan Johnson Koczera

Susan Johnson Koczera, age 69, of Mattapoisett, MA., passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2019. Susan was the devoted wife of Attorney Andrew S. Koczera of Mattapoisett, MA., and the loving mother of Kristin L. Koczera of Arlington, VA., and the late Rachel J. Koczera of Mattapoisett, MA.             Born on November 18, 1949, in New […] Read more »

Elite Stables Receive Special Permit

            The remote meeting on July 16 held by the Mattapoisett’s Zoning Board of Appeals heard attorney Chris Saunders speaking on behalf of his client Steven Goodwin regarding a request for a Special Permit. Goodwin is the property owner of a large horse stable described by Saunders as “state of the art,” situated on approximately 11-acres […] Read more »

Elisabeth Anne “Betty” Pennington

Elisabeth Anne “Betty” Pennington, Ed.D, R.N., 78, of Mattapoisett died July 26, 2020 at Charlton Memorial Hospital.             Born February 3, 1942 in Cambridge Massachusetts. Daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Galera) Pennington and sister of the late Frank Pennington, Jr. and Kathleen Pennington.             Dr. Pennington graduated from Somerville High School and the Lawrence Memorial […] Read more »

Rochester Senior Center

The Rochester Senior Center has increased the distribution of food significantly, thanks to community partners and hard-working volunteers. Food for distribution is obtained through various community partners. Criteria varies by organization. If you are a Rochester resident and are in need of food, please contact the Senior Center at 508-763-8723. The staff will connect you […] Read more »

Gibbs Needs Special Permit for Sign

            The Marion Planning Board facilitated a reorganization of the roles of its members in their remote access meeting held on July 20. The reorganization came after the June 26 reelection of Norm Hills, Eileen Marum, and Christopher Collings.             In their first meeting since the town election, Chairperson Will Saltonstall began by congratulating his fellow board […] Read more »

Lessons from Our Canine Friends

            After a long-standing streak of living a petless existence, I recently joined the ranks of the dog people.             I had always favored a carefree life, without dependents, over that of unconditional love. Now I’m a proud dog owner with many of the behaviors that I used to make fun of. I smile at cute dog […] Read more »