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 »

Marion’s New Master Plan

To the Editor; The next public outreach forum on Marion’s new Master Plan will be held on Saturday, October 14, at 9:00 am in the Sippican School multi-purpose room. Marionites will have an opportunity to learn and ask questions about this vision for our town. Three years in the making, the Master Plan is the […] Read more »

Better Streetlights, Big Savings for Marion

Over 40 Massachusetts towns are in the process of converting their streetlights to LEDs (energy-sipping light-emitting diodes), and Marion aims to join the list. Our state offers grants to help towns convert old fixtures, which will save us over $18,000 per year in electricity and maintenance costs. In only about 4.3 years, these savings will […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Council on Aging

To the Editor: As President of the Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed plantings to the Plant Sale held this month on the Library lawn. The success of the sale is the result of many hours preparing and nurturing the plants […] Read more »

It’s All About the Animals

To the Editor: It’s All About the Animals, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit no-kill animal shelter located at 103 Marion Road, Rochester, MA, is pleased to announce that our doors will once again be open after the completion of our shelter addition! Please come join us at our OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, […] Read more »

Marion’s New Master Plan

To the Editor; Three years in the making, Marion’s new official Master Plan is finally ready for prime time. Its colorful, concise, easy-to-read format presents the community’s vision of our town for the next decade and beyond. Incorporating ideas drawn from five public workshops, hundreds of comments by advisory groups and residents, as well as […] Read more »

Build a Better World

To the Editor: Plumb’s SLP (Sign-Up, Log, Participate!) Summer Program, “Build a Better World,” began on June 21 and ended on August 21. All “loggers” enjoyed a Bash at Bonney’s ice cream party to celebrate summer accomplishments and to wish our reading dog, Amos, a happy 8th birthday! Special thanks to vocalist/guitarist Scott Bissonnette for […] Read more »