Thank You

To the Editor: I want to take this opportunity as we start the New Year to thank all the generous folks of Mattapoisett who have donated incredible amounts of clothing, blankets, sleeping bags, winter coats, gloves, mittens, and numerous other outerwear items for the Mobile Ministries/Loaves and Fishes Program run out of St. Paul’s Church […] Read more »

Marion Town House Thoughts

The Town House Acquisition Committee members are professional experts in architecture and the construction of specialized and repurposed facilities. They hired an architectural firm with expertise in historical preservation. Together they identified 12 potential solutions and used a professional process over four years to refine concepts and costs estimates. Get the facts; do not rely […] Read more »

Marion Town House

To the Editor: The Marion Selectmen have recently decided to evaluate the use of Community Preservation Funds for a separate study group to now explore building a new Town House on the VFW site. We are frustrated and puzzled by this plan. The Selectmen have previously instructed the Town House Building Committee that Community Preservation […] Read more »

To The Marion Town House Building Committee

To The Marion Town House Building Committee: In response to letters suggesting the practicality of moving our Town House services and activities to the former VFW property, please consider the following recommendations: It is vitally important to keep Marion’s center of Town government services in the village. Yes, it has always been there and certainly […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Special Town Meeting

To the Editor: I am writing to alert Mattapoisett voters to an unusual and unexpected article that will be included in the Special Town Meeting to be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 that would cost the taxpayers going forward as much as $200,000 each year. The proposed article, currently drafted as Article 10, asks […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber’s Lead?

Elizabeth Taber’s Lead? Recently, Mr. Edmund P. O’Connell provided a letter to the Editor of this paper entitled “Taking our lead from Elizabeth Taber.” He stated that Elizabeth Taber had passed the present Town House to the Town as surplus. His implication is that we have her blessing to abdicate any responsibility for the maintenance […] Read more »

Wellspring Farm Learning Center

To the Editor: A wellspring by definition means an abundant source, one that is inexhaustible. At Wellspring Farm Learning Center in Rochester, we believe our unique natural environment, horses and an array of other animals coupled with our extraordinary licensed team of experienced therapists offers a “wellspring of hope” for the many special needs children, […] Read more »

Marion Town House Clarifications

To the Editor: Marion Town House Clarifications Recent published letters and letters to the Board of Selectmen have been critical to the THBC process and conclusions. The THBC and its predecessor committees have held dozens of public committee meetings; three well-attended public forums; a special presentation following the spring 2015 Town Meeting; posted information on […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Tree Committee

To The Editor: Recently, the Mattapoisett Selectmen acknowledged the work of the Tree Committee for their eighth consecutive Tree City USA award. We regret that the public recognition at the meeting did not fully reflect our committee’s and the town’s appreciation of our Tree Warden’s tireless efforts to plant and protect trees in town. The […] Read more »

Marion Town House

To The Editor: The question of whether to renovate the Marion Town House at great expense (north of $12 million is great expense, in my opinion) or to build a much less expensive modern facility to house some municipal services is in the hands of the Marion selectmen and the Town House Building Committee. I […] Read more »