Marion Democratic Town Committee

The Marion Democratic Town Committee invites all Marion Registered Democrats to a caucus, June 15, for an election of delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention. Sign in for anyone who wants to vote or participate will begin at 5:00 pm at the Marion Police Station Community Room. The election process will start at 5:30 […] Read more »

ORCTV’s Ken Souza Scholarship

Every year, Old Rochester Community Television honors one graduating senior from each of our Old Rochester Regional High School and Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School video production programs with its ‘Outstanding Video Production Student Award’. The $1000 award is meant to assist the student as they move on to study video production or […] Read more »

It’s Never Someone Else’s Problem

            Editor’s Note: The Wanderer is sharing keynote addresses as spoken by guest speakers at this year’s local Memorial Day observances.             Good morning, and thank you for the opportunity to talk with you today. It is a tremendous honor, and I feel entirely inadequate to be standing in front of you to discuss the […] Read more »

Names Beckoning Our Reflection

            On May 28, members of the Rochester Select Board took turns reading the names of Americans from the town who had made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of citizens near and far, young and old.             Some of those names rang familiar to Rochester ears, surnames shared by the living, including people on the […] Read more »

Aging in Place Project Approved

            As the population in Southeastern Massachusetts ages more and more, homeowners are looking at their homes and adapting them for aging-in-place needs, including wheelchair access and caregiver lodging.             On May 18, the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals heard an application for a Special Permit submitted by Fionna Cook, 7 Pine Road. The lot […] Read more »

Lobbing for the Library

On Saturday, June 17, the Sippican Tennis Club in Marion will be holding its second charity tournament, the Sippican Open Charity Tennis Tournament, which supports local nonprofits. In 2019, the Sippican Open donated to the Marion Garden Group, and this year’s beneficiary is the Elizabeth Taber Library, Mattapoisett Free Library and Plumb Memorial Library of […] Read more »

Rochester Republican Town Committee

The Rochester Republican Town Committee will be holding its monthly meeting June 6, at the North Rochester Congregational Church 289 North Avenue Rochester, MA. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm on the lower level of the church. On the agenda will be a discussion of the recent Rochester Town Meeting and the results of […] Read more »

Robert F. Demers

Robert F. Demers, 84, of Mattapoisett passed away peacefully May 27, 2023 at home surrounded by his loved ones.             He was the husband of the late Mary F. (Keeler) Demers.             Born in Central Falls, RI, son of the late Albert and Germaine (Faubert) Demers, and brother of the late Albert Demers. Bob was […] Read more »

Another Burr Takes a Chair

            Tucker Burr was elected chairman by a 3-2 margin during the Marion Planning Board’s May 15 public meeting. It was the first meeting since former Chairman Norm Hills retired from the board, along with Chris Collings, whose term also expired this year.             Burr’s support came from Andrew Daniel and new member Ryan Burke. […] Read more »

Seven Town Trees Were Planted Today

Seven Town trees were planted today Two Maples   a London Plane   a Linden a Sweet Gum   a Tupelo a Hornbeam Replacing trees many decades old Planted by people just like us Never to see them fully grown Seven more trees to grow and grow Seven this fall, five in the spring Will they still stand […] Read more »