Town of Marion Spending is Uncontrolled

To the Editor: Town of Marion spending is uncontrolled. The town of Marion has an addiction to unfettered spending. It has become addicted to “free cash” spending and, as a result, many expenses that should be planned and budgeted for inside the town’s operating budget get paid for with “free cash.” What is Free Cash? […] Read more »

8th Annual Buzz Off

Dear Tri-Town Residents: Caroline Myss gives a TED Talk on YouTube entitled “Choices That Can Change Your Life.” If you want to be inspired, find it and listen to it! She talks about the power of choice and decisions that matter. At the end of her presentation, Caroline encourages us to “see the present with […] Read more »

First Congregational Church of Marion

To the Editor: The First Congregational Church of Marion has been undergoing major renovations in its Community Center after a massive water leak. This damage and on-going construction work has forced the closing of the Penny Pinchers Exchange. We apologize to the faithful consignees and shoppers at the exchange that have been so supportive of […] Read more »

Marion Article 36

To the Editor: Our small town is under attack – again. Article 36 proposes to remove land zoned Commercial and Limited Industrial in order to add land to the Multi-family classification. Strike one: We have seen this proposal before – many times. The proposal to add high-density housing at this location has been defeated at […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Senior Dinner

To the Editor: On behalf of the Mattapoisett senior citizens, I would like to thank the Mattapoisett Lions Club, Boy Scouts Troop 53, Very Rev. Paul A. Caron, V.F. and last but not least, the Mattapoisett Senior Center. Every year, we are so blessed to have the Mattapoisett Lions Club put on a turkey dinner […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator, the residents of the Town, and the Thomas Daener Family, we would like to take this opportunity to say a sincere thank you to each and every one of the following individuals who made the Rob Daener Night on April 8 such […] Read more »

Funding Education

Dear Tri-Town Residents: Did you contact your elected state officials regarding the importance of funding education and, in particular, of funding regional school district transportation? You must have, because better proposals have been made recently. So, thank you. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ House Ways and Means Committee recently released their proposed 2018 budget. In it, […] Read more »

Marion’s Town Meeting

To the Editor: A View of Marion’s Town Meeting Warrant and Future Financial Situation. Marion voters head to the May 8, 2017 Town Meeting to act on $30.8 million in warrant articles. That’s a lot of money for our small Town – $12,314 for each of our 2,500 taxpayers. The operating budget is $22 million; […] Read more »

ORCTV

To the Editor: On April 27 at the Tri-Town Selectmen’s Meeting, we may finally get to the bottom of the ongoing saga regarding the ORCTV takeover of the education function of the media program at ORR, vs. the Superintendent of ORR School District. The Superintendent was notified late last year that the ORCTV would no […] Read more »

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

To the Editor: I had the opportunity to attend two performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. I had attended the dress rehearsal and enjoyed it so much that I purchased a ticket for the final performance on Sunday afternoon. The production was beyond amazing. Not only was the young man, John Roussell, […] Read more »