Small Town America

To the Editor: How glorious, “The Star Spangled Banner” starting off the concert on Wednesday evening always brings a lump to my throat. Looking up at our most beautiful symbol of freedom, people singing with hands over hearts. Looking out over our beautiful harbor on Wednesday evening, sailboats skimming over the water, full moon casting […] Read more »

Wanderer Keel Award

To the Editor: I was greatly moved to have received a phone call informing me that my deceased wife, Ruth, had been named the Mattapoisett recipient of this year’s Wanderer Keel Award. Ruth would often joke about never being considered a true “townie” because she was already 30 years old when making Mattapoisett her home […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Bike Path

To The Editor: It’s been quiet on the Bike Path public relations front for some time, but residents of Mattapoisett and the South Coast region can get ready for a flurry of activity related to design and regional fundraising. Many remember a successful request at Spring Town Meeting for additional funding associated with bridge and […] Read more »

34th Annual Harbor Days

To the Editor: The members of the Mattapoisett Lions Club would like to thank the Community for making our 34th Annual Harbor Days a success. The town departments help coordinate all of the logistics and townspeople help by allowing the streets to be cluttered with cars and by the town exploding by thousands of people […] Read more »

Who’s to Blame

To the Editor: The town of Rochester has recently been in the news regarding its having held the annual town meeting without a quorum. Amid all of the finger pointing as to who’s to blame, no one points to the real cause. The Town Clerk should have ascertained that there were enough eligible voters for […] Read more »

Wells Gas Station in Marion

To the Editor: “Adios” to the Wells Gas Station in Marion. We wish we could say farewell to our dependence on poisonous petroleum products that power our motor vehicles and boats. And, we would really like to say “adios” to the Wells gas station that was closed for six years and now is preparing to […] Read more »

Marion’s Future

To Whom Marion’s Future May Concern: If you live in Marion and care about the future of our town, please read on. On Saturday morning, August 1, the Planning Board will hold a public forum to discuss three elements of Marion’s Master Plan, a document that will guide the Town’s evolution through the coming decade […] Read more »

Trees Need Help

To the Editor: A few weeks ago as I was entering Marion’s Town House, I stopped for a moment and looked at one of the most magnificent sights in Marion: the beautiful oak tree – at least one hundred years old – standing between the Town House and the Elizabeth Taber Library. It was the […] Read more »

Alewives Anonymous, Inc.

To the Editor: We have compiled the results of the 2015 alewives (herring) migration as recorded by an electronic fish counter on the Mattapoisett River at Snipatuit Pond in Rochester. This year’s count of herring in the Mattapoisett River was 42,332. That is approximately 13,000 fish less than the 2014 total of 55,429 which was […] Read more »

How Did This Happen?

To the Editor: How did this happen??!! More than 100 years ago, a handful of Townspeople gathered and constructed the present-day Acushnet Road culvert at Tinkham Pond. It’s been suggested that this group of hard working residents might have constructed the culvert over a long weekend. Since construction, animal and motor vehicle traffic has moved […] Read more »