Honoring Milton Silveira

To the editor: At a recent Mattapoisett selectmen’s meeting, a young man from my neighborhood –11-year-old Alex Craig – made a suggestion that the town honor a native son, the late Milton Silveira, with a memorial at Ned’s Point. Mr. Silveira played a leadership role in NASA, highlighted by important work on the Apollo and […] Read more »


To the Editor; At the end of 2013, the Town of Marion, the Baywatch Developer, the Sippican Lands Trust and a Group of Concerned Citizens and Abutters all came together and finalized the restructured 40B development off Front Street behind the Wave. A significant reduction in size and numerous other benefits to Marion occurred as […] Read more »

Mattapoisett is Special

A Thank You to My Neighbors, I was on my way to attend the YOGA class at the Mattapoisett Senior Center today. The van driver did not pick me up. I live out on the Mattapoisett Neck in Mattapoisett Shores. Much too far to walk. Evidently the van driver called in sick but no one […] Read more »

Not Seeking Re-election

To the Editor, As many of you are already aware, I will not be seeking re-election this May. The decision was not an easy one and long in the making. I find that it is now time to move on to new adventures. This new found freedom will give me the time to visit with […] Read more »


By Tom J. Shire, Jr. Fortunate. Yes indeed. We are fortunate. Fortunate to live where we do. And fortunate to live when we do. And fortunate to live how we do.   Fortunate to have one another. To have our parents. To have our children. To have our grandchildren as we do.   Fortunate to […] Read more »

Thank you from the Veterans Office

To the Editor, Thank you from the Veterans Office! The Veterans Office for the towns of Mattapoisett and Rochester would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the generous donations made to fill our care packages for the troops. It is such a wonderful way to show these men and women they aren’t […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor,             The holiday season always seems appropriate to give thanks to those who we appreciate and admire. That being said, we as parents of two ORRHS graduates and one as a junior soon to become another graduate in 2015, would like to say thank you to the wonderful coaches and the athletic […] Read more »

Thank You Old Hammondtown Students

To the Editor, I would like to thank all of the students at Old Hammondtown Elementary School for the beautiful and very creative Christmas cards that they made to send overseas to the military men and women who are serving our country. The cards and the sentiments expressed by the students to “their heroes” were […] Read more »

MLT and Salty Thank You!

To the Editor, MLT and Salty Thank You! As the President of the Mattapoisett Land Trust and a citizen of the town, I would like to thank MLT volunteer Jenny Mello for organizing the “capping” of Salty the Seahorse for the holidays. She and Cindy Brownell from Brownell Systems arranged for the crane with Cory […] Read more »

Mattapoisett, It’s Special

To the Editor, As a teenager growing up in Mattapoisett, in a purple house no less, I did not truly appreciate the magical wonder and blessings of … Mattapoisett … It’s Special. During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season as well as today’s cultural tendency to pay forward the negative, it is too […] Read more »