Abutters Unsatisfied with Engineer’s Responses

            During many previous Conservation Commission meetings, abutters have taken the commission and an engineer to task, requesting more in-depth study of drainage issues on a lot located at 7 Nashawena Road owned by Alexander Bauer.             The latest iteration of Bauer’s plans, presented on September 27, calls for the reconstruction of an existing structure. […] Read more »

Canning 101 and Fun Facts

Continuing in its mission to bring interesting and entertaining programs to seniors in the area, the Rochester Council on Aging hosted Dave Wheeler, an expert on preserving foods via both cold and hot canning processes. On September 23, Wheeler, armed with his tools of the trade – a hot plate and canning jars – demonstrated […] Read more »

Christopher Brown Memorial Tree Dedication

Chris Brown was an artist – a talented musician, piano restorer and technician, and gentle soul. He impacted the lives of many pianists and piano owners here in the Tri-Town area, with his concertizing and the extraordinary attention he gave any piano. He made every piano in his purview sing.             The Christopher Brown Memorial […] Read more »

Evening on Sippican Harbor

To the Editor:             Although threatened by Hurricane Ida up to an hour before the event, she bypassed us and close to 300 guests were able to enjoy the Second Evening on Sippican Harbor at one of Marion’s beautiful historic waterfront homes. It was an evening of community, to enjoy one another’s company while providing […] 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 28 cover.         […] Read more »

Town Achieves Hard-Earned Stability

            The Town of Rochester’s reliance on revenue generated by the SEMASS recycling facility has long been considered risky, and while Article 13 of the Warrant for the October 18 Special Town Meeting recommending the transfer of $300,000 to the town’s Stabilization Fund may seem like a drop in the bucket, it is a statement […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Museum

Mark your calendars for all the events happening at the Mattapoisett Museum in October!             Fall Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, October 2, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Vendors will be set up on the museum’s lawn and there will be no admission fees to the museum. Come see everything the museum has to offer! […] Read more »

2021 Mattapoisett Daffodil Project

Remember all those beautiful daffodils that bloomed around Mattapoisett this past spring, in both public and private gardens? You can have some blooming in your yard in spring 2022.             The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is selling King Alfred daffodil bulbs again this year to raise funds for scholarships. Bulbs will be available for purchase at […] Read more »

Donald L. Hoaglund, Jr.

Artist, Sculptor, and Master Goldsmith, Donald L. Hoaglund, Jr., 74, passed away on September 20, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.             Don is predeceased by his parents Donald L. Hoaglund, Sr. and Mary (Goley) Hoaglund Lemieux. He is survived by his wife, Carol Tollefsen-Hoaglund; his three children, Joshua, Willow, and Teale; his sister, Madeline […] Read more »

Arline A. (Lambert) Enoksen

Arline A. (Lambert) Enoksen, 83, of Mattapoisett died September 24, 2021 peacefully at Autumn Glen in Dartmouth. She was the wife of Roy E. Enoksen, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. She was born and raised in New Bedford, daughter of the late Alexander and Frances (Wagner) Lambert. Arline and Roy raised their […] Read more »