Marion’s Future

To Whom Marion’s Future May Concern: If you live in Marion and care about the future of our town, please read on. On Saturday morning, August 1, the Planning Board will hold a public forum to discuss three elements of Marion’s Master Plan, a document that will guide the Town’s evolution through the coming decade […] Read more »

Trees Need Help

To the Editor: A few weeks ago as I was entering Marion’s Town House, I stopped for a moment and looked at one of the most magnificent sights in Marion: the beautiful oak tree – at least one hundred years old – standing between the Town House and the Elizabeth Taber Library. It was the […] Read more »

Alewives Anonymous, Inc.

To the Editor: We have compiled the results of the 2015 alewives (herring) migration as recorded by an electronic fish counter on the Mattapoisett River at Snipatuit Pond in Rochester. This year’s count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 42,332. That is approximately 13,000 fish less than the 2014 total of 55,429 which was […] Read more »

How Did This Happen?

To the Editor: How did this happen??!! More than 100 years ago, a handful of Townspeople gathered and constructed the present-day Acushnet Road culvert at Tinkham Pond. It’s been suggested that this group of hard working residents might have constructed the culvert over a long weekend. Since construction, animal and motor vehicle traffic has moved […] Read more »

Town Beach Opening Day

Thank you for a great Mattapoisett Town Beach Opening Day! A wonderful time was had by all at the opening of the Mattapoisett Town Beach and renovated Beach House on Saturday, June 20. We would like to thank all of the volunteers from the Mattapoisett Recreation Committee and the Junior Friends of the Mattapoisett Free […] Read more »

Moth Problem

To the Editor: As Tree Warden in the Town of Marion, I have had many calls about dead trees. In actuality, the trees are not dead; they are just infested with caterpillars, both the winter moth and the gypsy moth – a double whammy year! The devastation is alarming and difficult to watch. Trees were […] Read more »

Proposed Gas Station

Dear Editor: While watching the Monday, June 15 Planning Board meeting, it was disturbing to hear that the proposed gas station at 439 Wareham Road will contain a convenience store, have at least 34 parking spaces, two curb cuts on Route 6 and two curb cuts on Mill Street, as well as a 24/7 ‘Anytime […] Read more »

Isabel “Izzy” Borges

To the Rochester Selectmen: It is with bittersweet emotion that I write this letter to notify you of my retirement. I will be 70 years old on August 14, 2015 and I would like to give myself a birthday present on that day; hence, my retirement date will be August 14, 2015. The past 15 […] Read more »

Rochester Memorial Teachers’ Association

Dear Rochester Families: The Rochester Memorial Teachers’ Association would like to express their delight for the wonderful specially prepared luncheons during the week of June 1. The sandwiches, the chowder, the salads, the lasagna, and the breakfast foods were scrumptious! The entire C-wing smelled divine on lasagna day!! The RMS staff truly appreciated your efforts. […] Read more »

Team Sole Survivors

To the Editor: Team Sole Survivors would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the Marion VFW and all their workers for making our recent delicious Chicken BBQ dinner a huge success. They went way above and beyond in giving and helping this event. Simple ”thank you” words cannot express our deep gratitude. Sole Survivors Team […] Read more »