Lighthouse Vandal Left Tag

Ned’s Point Lighthouse wasn’t only vandalized for $3,000 worth of property on the weekend, it was the target of a serious crime, according to Staff Officer Sal Giglia of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 63.             “It’s not just a federal building and a federal offense (destruction of property), it is a crime, […] Read more »

Newton Completes His Journey

            Of the many aquatic creatures Cooper Newton could have woken up to the morning after a storm at sea, the guest aboard his 27-foot sailboat was a bit of a surprise.             “I poked my head up top, and staring back at me (was) a raccoon,” he said.             Newton’s boat Why Worry was […] Read more »

A Profusion of Abstraction

Spring in all its glory is fully evident throughout our patch of the globe. Flowering trees combine with perennials to color the landscapes as only they can do.             At the Marion Art Center, a new exhibit has just opened that adds to the delights of spring with color galore. Titled Profusion of Color: Abstracts, […] Read more »

Panelists Discuss Immigrant, Refugee Issues

            Immigrants are people leaving their country of origin by choice. Those choices may be many, but their movement ultimately is by choice. Refugees are people fleeing their country of origins for reasons of personal safety; the safety issues may be varied, but in the end, this group had no choice. While these people may […] Read more »

Rochester School Committee Candidates

Editor’s Note: Below are statements from five Rochester School Committee candidates, who are running in two distinct races. The first is a three-year term for the seat presently occupied by Sharon Hartley, who is being challenged by Melissa Goneau. The second is a three-candidate race to serve a two-year term to fill the seat vacated […] Read more »

Rochester Select Board Candidates

Editor’s Note: As we have done beginning in 2020, The Wanderer has invited candidates in contested races to submit up to 350 words about their candidacy for public office. This week we have the candidates for both the Rochester Select Board and Rochester School Committee. Below are statements from Rochester Select Board candidates Brad Morse […] Read more »

Small Business Wins Marion Vote

            No one has launched an argument against the importance of small-business growth in the Town of Marion, but victories for Carleton “Toby” Burr in the Select Board race and Tucker Burr in the Planning Board race indicate that the large turnout in Friday’s election reflect on an emerging concern in town.             Toby Burr […] Read more »

Morse, Murphy Talk with Rochester Voters

The Rochester Council on Aging’s candidates’ forum on Monday night at the Senior Center introduced attendees and the town to the contenders in three races that will be decided at the May 25 Town Election.             Incumbent Selectman Brad Morse is facing a challenge for reelection from Adam Murphy, the deputy harbormaster for the Town […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Select Board Candidates

Editor’s Note: Below are statements from Mattapoisett Select Board candidates Jordan Collyer and Donald LaMarr. The Town of Mattapoisett will hold its Election on Tuesday, May 17, at Old Hammondtown School. Jordan Collyer – Mattapoisett Select Board First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many citizens of Mattapoisett for […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Candidates Make Their Pitch

Mattapoisett Select Board Chairman Jordan Collyer told a large gathering at Old Hammondtown Elementary School that he is hoping to serve one more three-year term to see through a tumultuous transition for the board and the town.             Collyer called the past two years a “rollercoaster” while addressing a May 4 candidates event organized by […] Read more »