Rochester Personnel Board

To Rochester Residents: I wanted to clear the air and clarify recent statements in the press as to why I resigned from the Rochester Personnel Board this past year. First and foremost, it was not in any way associated with an article not being passed at last year’s town meeting as stated. I have served […] Read more »

Substitute Teacher Pay

To the Editor: Thoughts on Substitute Teacher Pay…. Having just graduated from college, unemployed and with no money to stay in Boston, I returned home to Mattapoisett. Needing some income, I signed on as a substitute teacher at Old Rochester where, only four years before, I had graduated. Over a year and one half, I […] Read more »

Single Seniors

To the Editor: Living as a single senior woman in Mattapoisett is not easy. Trying to meet quality single senior men is a challenge. Forget the bar and dating site “nonsense.” Face it, there is nowhere to go. I would like to propose to the folks who sponsor the teen wharf dances to try to […] Read more »

Public Resources

To the Editor: I do think any individual or business should be allowed to use town/public resources for personal gain. For example, the arguments that Mr. King made about using the water could be said about the new tennis courts by Center School. I had to wait for a court because a tennis pro was […] Read more »

Holiday Thank You

To the Editor: The Sinnott family would like to sincerely thank the members of the Mattapoisett Police Department, Mattapoisett Fire Department, and Mattapoisett Water Department for their professionalism and dedication. After our neighbor noticed an alarm going off in our home at 2:00 am on Christmas morning and was unable to reach anyone in our […] Read more »

Marion’s Master Plan

To the Editor: It’s going to be the Final Countdown. On Monday, January 4 at 7:00 pm in the Marion Music Hall, Marion tax payers will have the opportunity to hear a draft summary of the first six chapters of Marion’s Master Plan, provide their invaluable feedback and ask questions. The presentation will address the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Conservation Commission

To the Editor: Recently a local landscape design and construction business, Yard Boss, was called to task before the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission regarding the matter of water withdrawals at the Herring Spillway of the Mattapoisett River. This was prompted by a letter from the Town of Fairhaven who controls the spillway. I serve as an […] Read more »

Holiday Party Thank You

To the Editor: As a citizen in our special town of Mattapoisett, a/k/a “place of rest,” I would like to thank all of the Board Members, Rick LeBlanc, and Santa and his elf, and anyone else that helped to make our Holiday Party held on Thursday, December 10, at the Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus such […] Read more »

Community Electricity Aggregation Program

To the Editor: The Town of Marion voted at last spring’s Town Meeting to join 23 other towns in the Community Electricity Aggregation Program coordinated by Good Energy. As a result, all private Eversource electric customers in Marion have the opportunity to participate in this program offering savings on their electrical bills and protection from […] Read more »

Physician-assisted Suicide

To the Editor: This letter is in response to Doreen Adams’ letter urging support for physician-assisted suicide. I am writing in opposition to this proposal and why physician-assisted suicide should not be legalized. In 2012, voters rejected this proposal because it was and is a faulty law. It did not require a psychological test, and […] Read more »