Pier Proposal

Dear Editor: Mattapoisett residents with thoughts about the large pier being proposed by Laurie and Daniel Darosa at 3 Goodspeed Island have only a short time remaining to make their voices heard. The proposed pier requires a “Waterways License” issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The DEP licensing process is […] Read more »

Marion Planning Board

To the Editor: I would like to commend the Marion Planning Board for how they handled last Monday night’s meeting with CVS. It was a packed Music Hall filled with opposition to CVS moving the Captain Hadley House and building a 12,900 square foot building on that corner lot. After hearing and reviewing the CVS […] Read more »

National Drug Take Back Day

To the Editor: The Mattapoisett Police Department would like to extend its appreciation to all who participated in our most recent National Drug Take Back Day. As a result, 59 pounds of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications were diverted from our ground water and disposed of in the safest possible manner. In the future, you […] Read more »

Alex Pateakos’ 8th Annual Bike Run

Dear Community: The Family of Alex Pateakos would like to thank all the dedicated individuals who contributed to Alex Pateakos’ 8th Annual Bike Run on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Alex suffers from Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which leaves him in a wheelchair and unable to talk or walk but trust me, we always know […] Read more »

Thank You Mattapoisett

To The Editor: My family and I wish to thank the Mattapoisett police department and EMTs for their quick and thoughtful response to my wife’s emergency. They are very dedicated to their job. Thanks again. Robert Westrom & family   The views expressed in the “Letters to the Editor” column are not necessarily those of The […] Read more »

Elizabeth Taber Special Events Committee

To the Editor: The Elizabeth Taber Library’s special events committee – Roxanne Dunlop, Kathleen Reed, Lynn Crocker, Asha Wallace, Libby O’Neill and Jacqueline Carroll – would like to extend our gratitude to all who contributed to August’s social bridge tournament. We could have never accomplished this event without the direction of Linda Elliott, who is […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Lions Club Harbor Days Festival

To the Editor: I would like to thank all of the people who volunteered to help with the Mattapoisett Lions Club Harbor Days Festival. A lot of time and effort goes into the planning and execution and we couldn’t do it without the help of the citizen volunteers, the Rochester Lions Club, the Fairhaven Lions […] Read more »

This Doesn’t Fit

To the Editor: “This doesn’t fit” said board member Steve Gonzales (The Wanderer, 9/4/14). Indeed, most (all?) of the people quoted in your publication regarding the possible CVS in Marion agreed with him, as do all of my friends. Once more, the many reasons against: size!!!, suitability, traffic congestion and real need. We do have […] Read more »

Good Speed Island

To the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen: I am writing to address a recent petition by a resident of Good Speed Island requesting permission to build a dock in front of his house – a very long dock that can compromise some shellfish beds and fishing areas. My concern is the fragile ecosystem we live in […] Read more »

A Note from the Mattapoisett Town Clerk

I wanted to express my sincerest thanks to all those who helped make the recent State Primary run smoothly in Mattapoisett. My gratitude goes to Rose Bowman, Kevin Tavares and the entire staff of Old Hammondtown School for their hospitality. Kudos to the custodial staff (Steve Hebert, Jim Taylor and Hayden Vieira), along with our […] Read more »