Earth Day and Arbor Day

To the Editor:             Earth Day is this week, April 22, and Arbor Day is next week, April 30. Usually the Marion Tree and Parks Committee would celebrate with a town wide cleanup and tree seedling give away, but of course, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not doing that again this year.             Instead, the Tree […] Read more »

Residents of Costal Mattapoisett

To the Editor and Residents of Costal Mattapoisett,             The Wanderer’s cover story last week left me shaking in my boots. Take another look at the photo of flood markers on the telephone pole.             Then read the accompanying story again – and again – and again, just like I did.             On my Easter Sunday walk, I […] Read more »

Marion Democratic Town Committee

To the Editor;             The Marion Democratic Town Committee responded to the 2020 election by supporting Democratic causes and candidates across the country. The election of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris is a big win for all of us, but their and our work is just beginning. 2021 is an important year both […] Read more »

Thank You

A great big thank you to all.             I personally want to say thank you, “Town of Mattapoisett,” for such a great sending off for my 35 years of service to this wonderful community, and the parade was just fabulous!             It has been a great run and I simply have no regrets.             I […] Read more »

Friends of Old Rochester Music

To the Editor;             Music and arts have been the hardest hit and longest shuttered factions of our society during this pandemic. The impacts are paralleled in our local school departments. Music students have been restricted from ultimately life affirming IRL experiences where harmony and collaboration are key components.              DESE guidelines were updated as […] Read more »

Foster Care

To the Editor;             According to the Department of Children and Families annual report, the department provided transition services to 2,742 young adults in the foster care system in fiscal year 2019. Providing youth exiting the foster care system with proper transition services is imperial to a path for continued success. Per the Fostering Connections […] Read more »

Regional Wastewater Solution

To the Editor;             The Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC) continues to promote the idea of a regional wastewater solution centered at the Wareham plant on the Agawam River that would treat waste from Bourne, Wareham, Plymouth, Marion, and Mass Maritime Academy. Conceptually, it’s a good idea as waste treatment plants have high fixed costs and are […] Read more »


Dear Editor:             We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Town of Mattapoisett with a special thank you to John DeCosta and the team of selectmen for the lowering of the flag to half-staff on behalf of our father, Franklin “Bronc” Caswell.             We were deeply touched and are forever grateful for […] Read more »

National Thank a Police Officer Day

Dear Editor,             January 9, 2021 was National Thank a Police Officer Day. Our law enforcement officers are so important to our community, working 24 hours a day to keep us safe.             Show your appreciation by thanking them, a smile, or a thank you note to their human relation department. It could improve their […] Read more »

Marion Waste Water (part 2)

The following is the second part of a Letter to the Editor from John Waterman; the first part is available in the January 14, 2021 edition:             Other Sources of Revenue: Almost two years ago, Mr. Rasmussen first suggested to us the idea of subsidizing the operation of our wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) through general […] Read more »