Valedictorian: Old Colony Made Me ‘A Better Person’

            Isabelle Darcy came out of Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School aspiring to one career; but, with it, comes a world of possibilities.             Old Colony’s Class of 2021 president and valedictorian plans on attending Bridgewater State University where she will major in Operations and Supply Chain Management. “Especially since it’s such a […] Read more »

Outstanding Student Award

Each year, Old Rochester Community Television awards one graduating senior from our Old Rochester Regional High School video production program the ORCTV Kenneth J. Souza Memorial Award for Outstanding Video Production. The scholarship is meant to assist the student as they move on to study video production or film upon entering college.             The recipient […] Read more »

Henry W. Rioux

Henry W. Rioux, 72, of Rochester, formerly of Fairhaven, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with kidney disease.             Born and raised in Fairhaven, he was the son of the late Richard J. and Lena (Braman) Rioux.             Henry served his country in the U.S. Navy, patrolling the waters […] Read more »

Wish List Includes Full-Time Agent

            At the end of the June 14 meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission, member John Jacobsen brought up the matter of the soon-to-be-vacated position of conservation agent. Liz Leidhold, who has been the part-time agent a number of years, tendered her resignation months ago. Her last day of employment is scheduled for July 20. […] Read more »

Play’s Punchlines Expose Racial Biases

            A kickstart to what one can only hope will be more plein air theater and cultural events at the Marion Art Center was enjoyed by a hearty audience on June 11 when the play “Native Gardens” opened under threatening skies in Bicentennial Park.             This Karen Zacarias play takes to task deep-seeded biases regarding […] Read more »

First Annual Nolan Gibbons Memorial Event

Last August, our community lost a gifted young musical artist, Nolan Gibbons, to Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). As COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, the family is planning a memorial event on July 11, the day before Nolan’s 16th birthday. To celebrate his life, “NolanFest” will be held at Silvershell Beach in Marion, beginning at […] Read more »

2021 Keel Awards

The Wanderer is pleased to announce that we are soliciting nominations for our 28th annual “Wanderer Keel Awards.” The yearly community service honor, presented to one Tri-Town resident from each of the three central towns in our circulation area, will be announced in our July 30 edition, and each winner will be the subject of […] Read more »

Sippican Lands Trust Hosting Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting

Sippican Lands Trust’s Annual Meeting this year will feature a presentation titled “Coastal Waterbirds of Massachusetts” given by Coastal Waterbird Biologist, Carolyn Mostello, who has been studying coastal waterbirds for over 20 years with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Mostello coordinates statewide conservation efforts for rare and endangered seabirds and shorebirds, especially terns […] Read more »

Armand W. Bergeron Jr.

Armand W. Bergeron Jr., 55, of North Dartmouth, passed away on May 21, 2021 after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held by his beloved fiancé, Holly Durocher and her family on June 26, 2021 at 1pm at East Freetown Congregational Church where Armand was a long time congregant. Read more »

Merritt G. “Chuck” LaPlante

Professor Merritt G. “Chuck” LaPlante, 89, of Dartmouth formerly of Mattapoisett died June 15, 2021 unexpectedly at home.             He was the husband of Julia L. (Mello) LaPlante.             Born in Worcester, son of the late Merritt B. and Louise (Morris) LaPlante, he lived in Mattapoisett most of his life before moving to Dartmouth 3 […] Read more »