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 »


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 »

Porch Expansion

To the Editor: I just read the recent opposition to the requested minuscule expansion request of The Inn On Shipyard Park. Apparently, the requested foot plus expansion closer to Water Street that would allow a massively significant increase of six seats to their front porch seating area has been well received by the Town, patrons, […] Read more »

Marion Rochester Youth Soccer

Dear Tri-Town Families: Soccer has been a part of our lives for many years here in the Tri-Town. For 10 years, Oceaneer’s Youth Soccer ran a terrific alternative program for our area families who did not wish to leave the Tri-Town and go to Fairhaven for soccer. Last year, the founding family of the Oceaneer’s […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church Capital Campaign

To the Editor: The Mattapoisett Congregational Church Capital Campaign Committee would like to invite you to join our “A Welcome Home” Capital Campaign Kickoff Celebration on Sunday, March 13 from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church Street. Come join the fun, snacks, music, slide show, and more! Hope you […] Read more »

Super Tuesday

To the Editor: We are entering the heart of the 2016 election season and the next big moment arrives on March 1, “Super Tuesday.” As one of the 12 states with a primary, voters here in Massachusetts have a lot of factors to weigh as they contemplate who our next president should be. I know […] Read more »