Mattapoisett Special Town Meeting

To the Editor: I am writing to alert Mattapoisett voters to an unusual and unexpected article that will be included in the Special Town Meeting to be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 that would cost the taxpayers going forward as much as $200,000 each year. The proposed article, currently drafted as Article 10, asks […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber’s Lead?

Elizabeth Taber’s Lead? Recently, Mr. Edmund P. O’Connell provided a letter to the Editor of this paper entitled “Taking our lead from Elizabeth Taber.” He stated that Elizabeth Taber had passed the present Town House to the Town as surplus. His implication is that we have her blessing to abdicate any responsibility for the maintenance […] Read more »

Wellspring Farm Learning Center

To the Editor: A wellspring by definition means an abundant source, one that is inexhaustible. At Wellspring Farm Learning Center in Rochester, we believe our unique natural environment, horses and an array of other animals coupled with our extraordinary licensed team of experienced therapists offers a “wellspring of hope” for the many special needs children, […] Read more »

Marion Town House Clarifications

To the Editor: Marion Town House Clarifications Recent published letters and letters to the Board of Selectmen have been critical to the THBC process and conclusions. The THBC and its predecessor committees have held dozens of public committee meetings; three well-attended public forums; a special presentation following the spring 2015 Town Meeting; posted information on […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Tree Committee

To The Editor: Recently, the Mattapoisett Selectmen acknowledged the work of the Tree Committee for their eighth consecutive Tree City USA award. We regret that the public recognition at the meeting did not fully reflect our committee’s and the town’s appreciation of our Tree Warden’s tireless efforts to plant and protect trees in town. The […] Read more »

Marion Town House

To The Editor: The question of whether to renovate the Marion Town House at great expense (north of $12 million is great expense, in my opinion) or to build a much less expensive modern facility to house some municipal services is in the hands of the Marion selectmen and the Town House Building Committee. I […] Read more »

Meadow Island

To all the citizens of Marion and others who worked to save the waters around Meadow Island: On Tuesday night, October 18, the Marion Selectmen voted 2-1 to keep the waters around Meadow Island free and clear. The application to start a ½-acre oyster farm in the area was denied and the applicant was encouraged […] Read more »

Rochester Historical Society

Thank You from the Rochester Historical Society: We would like to thank all the individuals who attended our fundraising dance on October 21 at the Reservation Golf Club. Also a big thank you to the local businesses (Matt’s Blackboard, Rose & Vickie’s, Ying Dynasty, Nick’s Pizza and The Brew Fish) for donating to our Silent […] Read more »

Fact-Checking Marion’s Windfall

Fact-Checking Marion’s Windfall: The business of fact-checking has certainly been booming in recent months, not only in our national election but also here in our own local community. Unfounded misinformation is easy to generate and proliferate, so it is increasingly important for each of us to question conflicting statements and make informed decisions based on […] Read more »

Waterfront Memory Café

To the Editor: I want to take this opportunity to say how wonderful the new Waterfront Memory Café is. The Café is the result of hard work by Heather Sylvia (COA Director) and Karen Gregory (COA Program Coordinator). The Café is held every Wednesday at the Music Hall on Front Street. It is an opportunity […] Read more »