Harbormaster Facility Proposal Presented

            The Marion Board of Selectmen met on Tuesday night at Sippican School in joint session with the Marion Marine Resources Commission for the latter’s presentation of the Harbormaster Facility Feasibility Study.             The September 29 meeting was held at Sippican to accommodate a swell of public interest also directed toward the Marion Open Space Acquisition Committee’s […] Read more »

The Halloween Cover Contest

Are you ready for some spooktacular fun? Dust off the cobwebs and sharpen those scary pencils! Your best Halloween artwork could be on the cover of The Wanderer and you could win a cash prize! Submit your best original Halloween drawing, photo, compilation, or artwork to enter for publication on our October 29 cover.         Deadline for submitting […] Read more »

Marion Drive-Through Flu Clinic

Town Administrator James McGrail and the Marion Board of Heath are pleased to announce that the Board will sponsor a seasonal drive-through flu clinic for residents next week on Thursday, October 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center, 465 Mill Street.             Seniors are encouraged to attend the clinic between 1:00 to […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society Museum Shop

The Sippican Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of a new on-site museum shop at 141 Front Street (Sippican Historical Society) offering a tempting assortment of goods and history-related items for all ages, including books, toys, stationery, masks, and more. The shop is located in the small room which originally housed Marion’s post […] Read more »

Special Permit Granted for Harbor Road House Replacement

            The Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals met on September 17 via Zoom to hold a brief public hearing on Case No. 1453, in which Brenda and Rocco Franciose Jr. of Natick were awarded a Special Permit to demolish a single-family house built in 1955 on a nonconforming, 2.5-acre lot at 1 Harbor Road, HB […] Read more »

Rochester Cultural Council Funding Opportunity

Between October 1 and November 15, the Rochester Cultural Council is accepting applications for projects for the 2021 calendar year. Projects should demonstrate a community benefit for their town and/or surrounding area. Typical programs include reading/lecture series, art projects, history/science/music events, and performing art presentations. Applications are accepted online at www.mass-culture.org. Questions? Contact the Rochester […] Read more »

Richard Winterbottom

Richard Winterbottom, 81, of Fairhaven passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford after a brief illness. He was the longtime companion of 35 years to Cecelia “Cissy” Ramos of Fairhaven.             Born in Acushnet, son of the late Albert and Doris (Brun) Winterbottom, he lived most of his life […] Read more »

ORR School District Forges New Trust with Fincom

            The Marion Finance Committee met at the Music Hall on September 16 and heard from the Old Rochester Regional School District for the first time.             Superintendent of Schools Mike Nelson and Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Operations Howie Barber attended at the bequest of Town Administrator Jay McGrail to answer Fincom’s questions related […] Read more »

At Anchor: A Stay-at-Home Soirée

New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center is excited to present At Anchor: A Stay-at-Home Soirée. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the Center will forgo its annual in-person fundraiser this year. Instead, the Center will host an online auction from October 1 through October 10 and will celebrate the “Bounty of the SouthCoast” with a Coupon […] Read more »

Abutters Ask for Seat at Bike Path Table

            During the September 22 meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen, abutters to Phase 1b of the bike path asked to have a voice at the table as final plans are drafted.             Construction of the bike path which will cross wetlands located on Goodspeed Island includes the construction of a pedestrian bridge. Speaking […] Read more »