ETL Summer Program

To the Editor: The Elizabeth Taber Library wrapped up this summer’s program for children, “Book an Adventure,” with an End-of-the-Summer-Program Ice Cream Sundae Social. Over the course of six weeks, many children ages 2 to 12 enjoyed story times, reading games, a bubble show, as well as crafts such as: bicycle decorating for the 4th […] Read more »

ORR School Grounds

To the Editor: I want to voice my concerns about the condition of the grounds at Old Rochester Regional High School. It is deplorable! Everything is overgrown, the four ponds are not being taken care of, and bushes, trees and plants need to be replaced. This is not a good representation of Mattapoisett when people […] Read more »

Water/Sewer Department

Dear Mattapoisett Water Commissioners: I am writing this letter on behalf of the Angelica Point Improvement Association, Cove Street, Mattapoisett, MA. As you are aware, the Water/Sewer Department has just finished a new sewer installation and a water main replacement project on Cove Street. This letter pertains to Nick Nicholson and the superb job he […] Read more »

Taber Library’s Book Sale

To the Editor: Thank you to everyone who helped make Marion’s Elizabeth Taber Library’s 2015 Book Sale a success. Led by Nita Howland and Sue Schwager, who have tirelessly worked and promoted the event for many months (as well as many years), the Board of Trustees wanted to take this opportunity to thank all that […] Read more »

Oh What a Night!

To the Editor: Oh What a Night! You asked for it, so we brought it to you. Last Friday night, about 200 adults came back to Holmes Wharf for the first adult wharf dance. It seems like everyone had a great time, and asked for the dances to continue next year. The Mattapoisett Track Club […] Read more »

Trash Collection

Dear Editor: The Village at Mattapoisett has requested that the Mattapoisett Planning Board change their special permit regarding trash collection, which is their responsibility under the agreement. When the present contract with the trash company gets sold to the next company, these units will be added to the total number in the new contract, thereby […] Read more »

Pier Points

To the Editor: It sounded like the famous lines from Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist. Mr. Bumble says, “Well? What do you want, boy?” Oliver holds up his bowl, his voice shaking. “If you please, sir, I … I want some more.” That was food. I didn’t attend the Mattapoisett Planning Board meeting which addressed a […] Read more »

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 »