Freetown Turns Down Old Colony

            The Rochester Board of Selectmen was notified during its December 21 meeting that the Town of Freetown had joined the Bristol-Plymouth district, declining the October 27 invitation made by the Old Colony Regional School District.             The notification, received on December 14, means that students from Freetown currently attending Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School […] Read more »

Developer Decides on Market-Valued Homes

            Last summer, August 3 to be exact, developer Ryan Correia came before the Mattapoisett Planning Board asking what type of development option the town would like to see on the 21 acres he owned at 3 Crystal Springs Road.             As reported by The Wanderer in the August 8 edition, Correia discussed several subdivision possibilities.             “The conceptual plans […] Read more »

Academic Achievements

Jack Martins of Mattapoisett has been named to the Plymouth State University President’s List for the Fall 2020 semester. To be named to the President’s List, a student must achieve a grade point average of 3.7 or better for the Fall 2020 semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. Martins […] Read more »

Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building […] Read more »

Capital Planning Committee to Expand Focus

            It’s been seven years since Mattapoisett voters endorsed the establishment of a committee to review the needs of municipal departments facing projects costing at least $10,000 and to chart the course of those expenditures over a period of five to 10 years.             No small task; yet, the effectiveness of the process has been proven. For […] Read more »

Careful Planning Goes into ORR’s Basketball Seasons

            After delaying the fall sports season to the designated Fall II due to COVID-19 concerns, Old Rochester Regional High School is back to hosting interscholastic athletics. The Bulldogs’ winter teams have held tryouts and started holding practices ahead of the designated start of the 2020-21 South Coast Conference sports calendar, which begins on January 5. […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Library STEAM Projects To-Go

STEAM Projects To-Go brings a new project for January! STEAM Projects To-Go are created for busy teens grades 6 to 12 who still want to engage with library programming and their community. This month’s project will explore matter— anything that has mass and takes up space (or has volume). The project will be to fish […] Read more »

Larkin Looks to Assist ORR Administration

            Marion Town Administrator Jay McGrail simply has not had time to attend a string of recent Sippican Elementary School budget subcommittee meetings, so the Finance Committee sought to appoint a member to act as the town’s liaison to the subcommittee.             The eventual appointment of FinCom member Karen Kevelson was only one of several made, as […] Read more »

Strom Finds Strength to Share

            Inspired by her angels, Hannah Strom is already strategizing on how to pay it forward. “I want to help people just like people helped me,” she told The Wanderer last week, only days after taking the giant step of a Sunday run from Island Wharf along Front Street past Pitcher Street where she lives and on down […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club Holiday Recipes

In 1984, Shirlee Thomas, who was president of the Sippican Woman’s Club, with three other women came up with an idea to raise money for the Scholarship Fund. That was the year of the first “Holiday House Tour and Sugar Plum Tea,” and there has been a yearly House Tour and Tea until COVID-19.             Shirlee […] Read more »