The Wanderer Announces 2021 Keel Award Recipients

            The Wanderer created the Keel Award in 1994 and ever since has recognized a dedicated person in each of the three Tri-Towns 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 […] Read more »

‘Wonky’ Lot Granted Garage Variance

            Marion Zoning Board of Appeals Chair Cynthia Callow met a milestone on June 22 in presiding over her first public hearing for a variance that was ultimately granted by the ZBA.             Alan Minard and Nan Johnson applied for a variance seeking relief from the side setback requirements under Marion Zoning bylaws in their […] Read more »

What’s Happening at the Elizabeth Taber Library?

On July 31, 12:00 pm, come celebrate the summer with an ice cream party at the Elizabeth Taber Library! Come for games, crafts, and ice cream! Thank you to Fieldstone Farm Market for their generous donation.             Outdoor story times with Children’s Librarian Ms. Heather occur every Friday at 10:30 am in our reading circle. […] Read more »

Ocean Waves Lift Body, Mind

            Entering the harbor’s waters where our small town beach affords easy access to swimming, a spiritual sensation overcomes me. Immediately I feel released from the hold of time and place and am transported where worry and health issues do not weigh me down. I don’t have to experience space flight to experience antigravity.             […] Read more »

ZBA Considers New Use for Center Property

The Rochester center property of 0 New Bedford Road was back on the radar of Rochester on July 22 for the Special Permit application before the Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals filed by two potential new property owners looking to use the 10.19-acre wooded lot for a private workshop and garage to restore and keep […] 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 »

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church

The Rev. Marc Eames, Rector of The Church of the Advent, Medfield, will conduct services at 8:00 am and 10:00 am on Sunday, August 1, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, next to the Town Beach in Mattapoisett. This is the 137th Summer Season at St. Philip’s when clergy from nearby and far visit every week, […] Read more »

Paul G. “Truck” Croteau

Paul G. “Truck” Croteau, 71, of Mattapoisett, died Thursday July 22, 2021 in comfort and care.             Born in New Bedford, the son of Normand Croteau and Pauline (Gaudette) Croteau, Paul was a proud father, a friend, a long-time musician and passionate horticulturalist. He spent most of his days caring for his native garden in […] Read more »

Town Planner Moving onto New Job

It was with mixed emotions that Marion Town Planner Gil Hilario told the Energy Management Committee that he will soon be leaving for the same position in North Attleboro where he grew up. Hilario’s last day working for Marion will be Monday, August 9.             “It’s been a great learning experience; I loved knowing everyone […] Read more »

New Head of School Weighs Challenges

            In his new job as head of school at Tabor Academy, Anthony “Tony” Jaccaci is cognizant of diversity at the school by the sea.             “I define diversity [as] ethnic, racial, but also socio-economic as well. There’s no doubt that we are an institution that is blessed with wonderful resources, and it’s very expensive […] Read more »