Marion Open Space Commission

To the Editor: A petition is circulating throughout Marion which asks Marion Selectmen to consider the Marion Open Space Commission be in charge of Spragues Cove at Silvershell Beach, rather than the Conservation Commission. The petition currently has 154 signatures as of this writing. Voters are angry that Marion ConCom tore up a working filtration […] Read more »

Save Spragues Cove

To the Editor: The destruction of Spragues Cove has prompted a group of concerned citizens in Marion to use social media in our quest to get day-to-day management of the Spragues Cove stormwater basin at Silvershell Beach out of the hands of the Conservation Commission. In the mid-1990s, the town voted overwhelmingly to construct the […] Read more »

Marion Fireworks Cancelled

To the Editor: Despite the fundraising efforts of the 2014 Marion Fireworks Committee, the fireworks will not return to Silvershell Beach this summer. The Committee was $15,000 shy of the goal. Thank you all for your support! We will try again for 2015! 2014 Marion Fireworks Committee The views expressed in the “Letters to the […] Read more »

Thank You Garden Club

Dear Editor, Great thanks to the Mattapoisett Women’s Club for their well-organized masterpiece on Saturday, June 28th. The Garden Tour was quintessential New England with panoramic views of the bay and woodlands from some of the most spectacular gardens in the greater New Bedford area. I know organizing and executing a garden tour can be […] Read more »

Good Friday

To the Editor: I’ve just had the opportunity to view the ORR Joint School Committee meeting held on June 2, 2014, where the issue of Good Friday was discussed and voted on. It’s available at ORCTV ( in its entirety on the VIMEO channel (cable stations may not show the entire meeting). For those who […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor:             Thank you to all that have donated to Bill and his daughters’ Pan-Mass Challenge ride this year so far. Last year, Bill rode in memory of his mom. This year, his daughters Amanda and Lindsay, will make their first 192-mile ride in memory and support of all those friends and family […] Read more »

Rochester Memorial Teachers’ Association

Dear Rochester Families, The Rochester Memorial Teachers’ Association would like to express their delight for the wonderful specially prepared luncheon meals and desserts during the week of May 26th.  The sandwiches, the soups, the salads, the CHOCOLATE (!!!!) were very welcomed treats.  Quotes from around the copying machines follow: “I love this week.  Everything is […] Read more »

Good Friday

To the Editor: Several individuals have taken to the local media to voice their personal displeasure with the March 27th vote by the Old Rochester Regional Joint School Committee to adopt a school district calendar next year in which school will be in session on Good Friday and there will be no school the half […] Read more »

Brandt Point Development

Dear Editor: At the Planning Board Meeting last night in regard to the Brandt Point Development’s request to amend its original agreement with the Town of Mattapoisett, numerous neighbors of the development have expressed the problems that they have had to deal with just since Phase I has gone forward. Other concerns have been put […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Land Trust

To the Editor: As the President of the Mattapoisett Land Trust and a citizen of the town, I would like to thank the participants at Town Meeting on Monday evening for approving Article 17 committing an additional $96,000 from Community Preservation Act funds toward the Nasketucket Bay Land Conservation Project. The Nasketucket Bay Land Conservation […] Read more »