Dear Rochester Parent Teacher Organization and Families

Dear Rochester Parent Teacher Organization and Families: The Rochester Memorial Teachers’ Association would like to express their gratitude for the wonderful daily luncheons provided to staff during Teacher Appreciation Week from May 23 to May 27. The sandwiches, seafood chowder, salads, lasagna, Stromboli, Chicken Parmagian, breakfast foods, pizza, desserts, and other assorted delights were delectable! […] Read more »

Affordable Senior Housing

To the Editor: I attended the Mattapoisett Town Meeting as I have done for 32 years. I was particularly interested in the discussion regarding the purchase of the Holy Ghost land on Park Street. I asked if this land would be for recreation and open space only or could the town consider building more housing […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Highway Department

To the Editor: Kudos to the Mattapoisett Highway Department and their contractors for the outstanding job they did constructing new sidewalks and planting grass along North Street in the village. Perhaps the gentleman I see from time to time struggling to roll his wheelchair along the street will now have a flat, smooth, clear, safe […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Bike Path

To the Editor: The ongoing road and sidewalk work in the Village is looking great and we hope everyone appreciates the hard work of the Highway Department to make it happen. Planning for improvements began many years ago and addresses the condition of existing sidewalks. But what about better conditions for walkers and riders in […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Lions Club Award of Excellence

To the Editor: Rob Haley, President of The Mattapoisett Lions Club, one of 45,000 Lions Clubs around the world, has announced the two recipients of 2016 Mattapoisett Lions Club Award of Excellence in the amount of $2,500 each. This year’s recipients are Jane Kassabian, a senior at Old Rochester Regional High School who will be […] Read more »

Marion Master Plan

To the Editor: This is your last chance to get your two cents in for the 2026 Marion Master Plan! Please plan to come to the Public Forum Workshop on Saturday morning, May 14, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Marion Music Hall. Marion Candidates Night at the Music Hall on April 28was […] Read more »

Marion Town Clean-up

To the Editor: Over the last 25 years, whether through the organized town cleanup or Arbor Day/ Earth Day activities, the residents of Marion have come together on a particular day in the spring to clean up and keep beautiful our town. For the last couple of years, it has been paired on the same […] Read more »

Super Sweet Cat

To the Editor: I just finished reading the story about the “super sweet cat” that just gave birth to the super-sized litter of 12 kittens (minus the two who did not live). First of all, this should never have been allowed to happen. What has become of pet ownership responsibility to these wonderful “family” members? […] Read more »

Thank You Lions Club

To the Editor: On behalf of the Mattapoisett senior citizens, I would like to thank the Mattapoisett Lions Club for the delicious turkey dinner they provided the Mattapoisett seniors with on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church. The food was very good. Rick LeBlanc played great background music while we ate. My […] Read more »

Withdrawing my Name from Consideration

To the Voters of the Town of Mattapoisett: When you go to the polls on May 17, you will in all likelihood see my name listed as a candidate for the Board of Selectmen. Regrettably, I informed Town Clerk Kathy Heuberger that, due to possible significant health concerns, I felt there was a strong probability […] Read more »