Fact-Checking Marion’s Windfall

Fact-Checking Marion’s Windfall: The business of fact-checking has certainly been booming in recent months, not only in our national election but also here in our own local community. Unfounded misinformation is easy to generate and proliferate, so it is increasingly important for each of us to question conflicting statements and make informed decisions based on […] Read more »

Waterfront Memory Café

To the Editor: I want to take this opportunity to say how wonderful the new Waterfront Memory Café is. The Café is the result of hard work by Heather Sylvia (COA Director) and Karen Gregory (COA Program Coordinator). The Café is held every Wednesday at the Music Hall on Front Street. It is an opportunity […] Read more »

Warrant Article S5

To the Editor: Marion residents have received the Fall Town Meeting Warrant. The Marion Energy Management Committee (EMC) is promoting and recommending that Town Meeting approve Warrant Article S5 requesting state legislation requiring the establishing of an energy fund. The EMC believes the money for the fund would come from phantom income generated by the […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Day of Service

To the Editor: Last Wednesday, Tabor Academy took the day off from academics to help with community projects in the Tri-Town area as well as New Bedford. In Marion, there were crews working on clearing Land Trust Lands, trails in Homes Woods, the garden and greenhouse at Sippican School, flower beds at the Congregational Church […] Read more »

Marion VFW

To the Editor: We are writing in support of the Town of Marion’s acceptance of the VFW property. This article will be voted on at Town Meeting on October 24. We extend our gratitude to the Benjamin D. Cushing Post for all their service to our country and to the Town of Marion in the […] Read more »

Big Tobacco

Dear Editor: As the school year begins, our thoughts turn to what we hope young people will learn this year. As parents, teachers and others concerned with health, let’s be aware that youth are being targeted by the tobacco industry. Big Tobacco is sweet talking our kids with products that are sweet, cheap, and easy […] Read more »

Marion’s Energy Management Committee

To the Editor: Beginning in mid-August, all of Marion’s municipal electricity has come from wind. If you’ve driven to the Cape lately, you’ll have seen the four new turbines spinning along Rte. 25 that are generating clean power from wind energy. Marion’s Energy Management Committee (EMC) sparked the agreement that brings this renewable electricity to […] Read more »

Notice of my Retirement

Boards of Selectmen Towns of Mattapoisett, Rochester, and Marion Dear Members of the Board: This letter will serve as a notice of my retirement from the position as Principal Clerk in the Veterans Office for the Towns of Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester effective November 25, 2016. It has been an honor to be an employee […] Read more »

Plumb Library Summer Program

Dear Editor: The Plumb Library Summer Program officially concluded with an All School Meeting at RMS on September 16. Over 135 children, and several teachers, were “awarded and applauded” for their participation in the national “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” program. From June 20-August 20, kids aged 4-14 read over 2,600 books and completed […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor: On behalf of many of the senior citizens in Mattapoisett and the Friends of the Elderly, I want to thank them and Oxford Creamery for the wonderful “indoor cookout” that was held at the Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus last Thursday. It is so wonderful to have so many kind people looking out […] Read more »