Moment of Silence

Can we please have a moment of silence, For the victims involved in this cities violence, Everyone is dying, I can’t take it, Seems like we are all not going to make it, Put the guns down, Listen to the sound, To the sound of people crying, Because their families are dying, So much hatred […] Read more »

Curb Your Dog

To the Editor: To whoever let their dog deposit the mini mountain of poop in the middle of the sidewalk on Water Street in Marion on Sunday morning, pick up your dog’s “pinch” for Pete’s sake!!!! Alexandra Heavey, Marion   The views expressed in the “Letters to the Editor” column are not necessarily those of […] Read more »

Recycling in Rochester

To the Editor: Today, January 13, 2015, Rochester’s brand new trash recycling carts were delivered. The delivery was quite surprising since I have heard rumblings from friends that changes were coming, but even the town’s website had no schedule of events, rules or coming events regarding our trash. The two large carts were left at […] Read more »

Regional Bicycle Plan

To the Editor: Everyone interested in better bicycling in the South Coast should make sure their issues are raised and addressed in the Regional Bicycle Plan. The plan is part of the process for getting funding through MASSDOT for bike-related projects. If we the people don’t make sure our priorities are heard, then resources will […] Read more »

Marion Planning Board

To the Editor, In response to the recent letters regarding difficulties between members of the Marion Planning Board I wish to add some comments. Planning board members are ELECTED. That means a majority of voters want the candidate of their choice to serve on the Board. I voted for Eileen Marum because I thought and […] Read more »

Marion Planning Board Minutes

Dear Editor: RE: Marion Planning Board Minutes of 9-15-14 discussed on 12-01-14 The purpose of Meeting minutes is: (1) To record Action Points, for example, what actions have been decided; (2) Who is responsible and what the milestones and deadlines are; and (3) Minutes record summaries of the discussions held at the meeting. Minutes serve […] Read more »

Marion Village Stroll

To the Editor: It was a beautiful day to stroll the village of Marion on Sunday. Thanks to the Marion Business Community, there were many festive activities for families of all ages. Every village business put on something special for the crowds to enjoy. Music was plentiful as was the food. It made for a […] Read more »

Thank You Bruce

Thank You Bruce: On any given day, my son wouldn’t have more than $5 in his wallet. But on this particular day, he had just withdrawn most of the money from his bank account and added it to the money his friends had given him. This day, they were planning to buy the supplies they […] Read more »

Medical Reserve Corps

Dear Editor/Readers: The Marion-Rochester unit of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is actively working to further develop our unit so that it is run by members of our community and able to respond to situations that impact the health and wellness of our community members. We need everyone’s help as we reorganize to both bring […] Read more »

Driver Safety

An Open Letter to the Woman in the Powder-Buff Blue VW Convertible Leaving the Parking Lot of the Marion General Store around 11:00 am Thursday, November 13 Dear Madam: Perhaps, as you were pulling out of the parking lot of the Marion General Store, you were too distracted talking on your cellphone (held in your […] Read more »