Marion Master Plan

To the Editor: This is your last chance to get your two cents in for the 2026 Marion Master Plan! Please plan to come to the Public Forum Workshop on Saturday morning, May 14, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Marion Music Hall. Marion Candidates Night at the Music Hall on April 28was […] Read more »

Marion Town Clean-up

To the Editor: Over the last 25 years, whether through the organized town cleanup or Arbor Day/ Earth Day activities, the residents of Marion have come together on a particular day in the spring to clean up and keep beautiful our town. For the last couple of years, it has been paired on the same […] Read more »

Super Sweet Cat

To the Editor: I just finished reading the story about the “super sweet cat” that just gave birth to the super-sized litter of 12 kittens (minus the two who did not live). First of all, this should never have been allowed to happen. What has become of pet ownership responsibility to these wonderful “family” members? […] Read more »

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 »