Dear Editor: Thanks to your news editor, Ms. Jean Perry, for the excellent, informative, substantive writing on the condo project in Marion. Your reporting will help Marion residents view this project in a very objective, balanced and informed way; however, there is one oversight I would like to correct. Mr. Sherman E. Briggs, Jr. is […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Police/EMT

To the Editor: I am writing to commend the Mattapoisett Police/EMT officers for their quick response to the fall I took while on my daily walk on Thursday, December 14, 2017. It was 5:30 am, had just begun snowing, and I slipped and fell about 15 minutes into my walk. Thanks to Lori Bardwell, whose […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club

To the Editor: The Sippican Woman’s Club of Marion would like to thank you and all the members of the Woman’s Club for contributing to the success of our recent Holiday House tour. Without the effort of so many members, from those who decorated Handy’s Tavern ‘Festival of Trees,’ to members who served as hostesses […] Read more »

Many Thanks to the Town Merchants

To the Editor: Many, many thanks to the Town Merchants and dedicated volunteers for the Town’s festive and plentiful Holiday Bazaars held at St. Anthony’s Church, the Congregational Church, and the Mattapoisett Historical Society. Each provided a festive atmosphere for greeting old friends and making new ones. In addition, a special thanks to the Paine […] Read more »

Marion Board of Health

To the Editor: In Dennis Lane’s November 16 letter to the editor, he raised the claim that the Marion Board of Health has in the past sought “to isolate [tobacco] products preferred by minorities and the LGBTQ community….” As a member of the LGBTQ community who works on town-level tobacco control policy and is a […] Read more »

Thanksgiving Dinner

To the Editor: On behalf of the grateful senior citizens of Mattapoisett, I would like to thank all of the students and faculty members who made the Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday such a success. This is the first one I have ever missed. I am ill with bronchial pneumonia. Jacqueline Coucci, Director of the Mattapoisett […] Read more »

1st Annual Bells of Remembrance

To the Editor: The Mattapoisett Woman’s Club is proud to report that the bells have begun ringing in honor of veterans! The 1st Annual Bells of Remembrance took place at various churches throughout the Southcoast. The bells rang for one full minute on November 11 at 11:00 am in a moving tribute to our veterans. […] Read more »

Tobacco Regulations

Dear Editor: First, let me thank you for consistently covering the Marion Board of Health’s (BOH) proposal to expand tobacco regulations, including the banning of flavored products like menthol cigarettes to adults while, at the same time, leaving non-menthol/non-flavored cigarettes for sale. The adult public needs to know that their rights are in jeopardy and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Police Halloween Parade

To the Editor: The Mattapoisett Police Department would like to thank the business owners and members of the public who so generously donated to the Mattapoisett Police Halloween Fund. This long-standing tradition could not take place without the cooperation, participation and generosity of our community members. The Halloween Parade has evolved over the past 70 […] Read more »

Bay Colony Shakespeare Company

I would like to thank the local cultural councils of Mattapoisett, Rochester and Marion for their generous support in bringing the Bay Colony Shakespeare Company to the Old Rochester Regional High School on October 17. Two shows were performed, back to back, of Macbeth, in the high school auditorium. The first show was for Freshmen […] Read more »