Thoughts on the Arts

To the Editor: No doubt you’ve heard this before. New Bedford is a hotbed of the arts. Not long ago, the Massachusetts Cultural Council declared the city the “most creative community” in the state. Previously, The Atlantic Monthly magazine named New Bedford the “Most Artistic City in America.” It abounds with a plethora of artists, […] Read more »

Frustrated? You could be part of the solution.

To the Editor: There is a week left for you to seek public office in Marion and do your part to make the town a truly participatory government. Nomination papers are due in the Town Clerk’s office on Monday, March 20. Openings are still available for Selectman, Town Clerk, Marion and ORR School Committees, Assessor, […] Read more »

Marion Town House

Dear Editor: We are writing to express our belief that keeping the historic Town Hall as the center of community activities is the optimum choice for preserving our way of life in beautiful Marion. First of all, we should realize that the Building Committee is the one with the most concrete suggestions, not only for […] Read more »

“Student Strong” Thank You

The school staff members and their students in our town are truly committed to our community. They have continued for the year to collect cans of food for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. The students play a large and very important part of our community in action. There have been several different events […] Read more »

Town House Renovation Questions

The renovation plan for the Town House calls for demolishing the entire annex located at the back of the structure and renovating only the original Elizabeth Taber building at the front. The professionally estimated construction cost has been reduced by 32% since the Finance Committee told us in April, 2016 that we must achieve major […] Read more »

Town Hall Building Committee

To the Editor: I am writing this letter in support of the Town Hall Building Committee. I applaud the work these professionals – an architect, an engineer, and a businessman – have done for the town over the past few years. After attending all their presentations, I realize that they have carefully reviewed all the […] Read more »

January’s Women’s Marches

To the Editor: Many Americans are worried about the direction our country is taking under the new administration. January’s Women’s Marches in Washington, Boston and around the country vividly demonstrated these worries and concerns, ranging from the potential loss of people’s health insurance coverage to threats to the environment. The energy flowing from these marches […] Read more »

New Town House Planning

To the Editor: Much discussion and letters from John Waterman and Joe McDonough continually push for a new building so that the Town House can be privately developed. The current Town House Building Committee has reduced the renovation project and costs by eliminating the large meeting room, to bring the square footage down to 11,225 […] Read more »

The Francis Family

Dear Community: We, the family of Tucker Francis, thank you deeply for the astounding outpouring of your love and support during these difficult days since his tragic death. We have received a steady torrent of hugs, notes, calls, chocolate, dinners, flowers, fruit, tears, stories, images, videos, and memories of our wonderful Tucker. You have made […] Read more »

Marion Oyster Farms

To the Editor: There are various efforts underway to enable development of oyster farms in Sippican Harbor. There are, of course, differing points of view, and the Board of Selectmen is tasked with determining the most appropriate course forward. Homeowners don’t want their property affected, sailors don’t want their waterways impinged upon, and fisherman want […] Read more »