Thank You Lions Club

To the Editor: On behalf of the Mattapoisett senior citizens, I would like to thank the Mattapoisett Lions Club for the delicious turkey dinner they provided the Mattapoisett seniors with on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. The food was very good. Rick LeBlanc played great background music while we ate. My […] Read more »

Withdrawing my Name from Consideration

To the Voters of the Town of Mattapoisett: When you go to the polls on May 17, you will in all likelihood see my name listed as a candidate for the Board of Selectmen. Regrettably, I informed Town Clerk Kathy Heuberger that, due to possible significant health concerns, I felt there was a strong probability […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor: I would like to thank the person who delivered my lost earring, attached to an invitation to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in West Wareham. It was met by me with great delight. I appreciate the humor of the earring being attached to the woman on the invitation. Even though the […] Read more »

Thoughts on: Costs and Effect

To the Editor: Thoughts on: Costs and Effect. I thought when I retired as an artist and educator I would be able to ignore all the voices spouting insincere and pretentious talk surrounding the importance of the arts in education who then would inevitably support the weakening or dismantling of art programs in our schools. […] Read more »

Responsible Spending

To The Editor: Marion Town Meeting is being held on May 9. Time to familiarize yourself with the articles on the warrant on which you will be voting. If you are not in attendance to vote, a small percentage of the populace could possibly pass a 2½ override which will raise your taxes sky high […] Read more »

High Stakes Standardized Testing

To the Editor: Although our future is essentially shaped around the education we receive, public education is being systematically sabotaged. Common Core along with High Stakes Standardized testing has been and continues to undermine our public schools. The standardized testing fib if continued to be overlooked, unquestioned and unchallenged imposes serious and lasting consequences for […] Read more »

Thoughts on: Endings and Beginnings

To the Editor: Thoughts on: Endings and Beginnings. The first year of the 60s would be a year of change in Mattapoisett. Of course, you could still get your shirts cleaned for 20 cents at Bush Cleaners and they would clean your American flag for free. A gallon of milk was 49 cents at Sylvia’s […] Read more »

Clarification

To the Editor: I wish to clarify a statement I made in a recently published letter I submitted to the editor about the lack of progress made regarding a smoking ban by the Housing Authority members with regard to Village Court. I misstated a fact with regard to the members who are residents of this […] Read more »

Good Friday

To the Editor: Last year’s Good Friday witnessed a significant absentee rate across the ORR school district. The ORR junior high school and high school, for example, saw 20 percent and 21 percent absentee rates, respectively. Superintendent Doug White acknowledged it was difficult to secure enough substitute teachers, and Principal Lyn Rivet at Sippican School […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Housing Authority

To the Editor: I am a concerned resident of the Mattapoisett Housing Authority apartments at Village Court. For the past several months, I have been listening to the Housing Authority Board members reasons why the implementation of a no smoking policy has not been able to move forward. Blame has been placed on the “state” […] Read more »