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 »

Thank You COA Drivers

To the Editor: I wish to publicly praise and thank two of the drivers of the COA buses on the shopping runs that occur during the week, namely, Penny and John. Also, I wish to thank the COA directly for their concerns and help they provide to the seniors at Village Court. Having lost my […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Police Officer’s Association

To the Editor: The Mattapoisett Police Officer’s Association would like to honor Robert Magee and Mckensie Roderiques as recipients of the MPOA 2014 Educational Scholarship, a $1,000 award. I am delighted for our association to afford the opportunity to help students fulfill a financial burden often incurred in obtaining a higher level of education. Both […] Read more »

Power-line Clear Cutting

Dear Editor: It seems NSTAR has hired a logger, not an arborist, to enforce its easement rights on residents abutting the power lines. I can only speak to Mattapoisett, but from sun up to sun down, loggers are stripping the land and loading truck after truck of wood that technically belongs to the property owners- […] Read more »

Postal Delivery

Dear Editor: There are many miles of roads in Mattapoisett. I live at the end of one of the more rural ones. The USPS serves all of the addresses, sometimes to the door, and frequently to rural postal boxes. In the not-too-distant past, when a package was too large to fit into a mail slot […] Read more »

Sprague’s Cove

To the Editor: I attended last Monday’s Selectmen’s meeting on Sprague’s Cove. I came out baffled. I have a big question for the ConCom – Why do you discount and ignore the vote at the last Town Meeting that denied you the funds to keep on poisoning phragmites? You killed absolutely EVERYTHING down there when […] Read more »

Library Thank You

To the Editor: The Elizabeth Taber Library wrapped up this summer’s program for children, “Fizz Boom Read!” with an End-of-the-Summer-Program Ice Cream Sundae Social. Over the course of six weeks, many children 2-12 years old enjoyed story times, reading games, a bubble show, various crafts such as: beading-a-solar system, bike decorating for the parade, fairy […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Free Public Library

To the Editor: The staff of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library would like to thank the many sponsors and volunteers who made the 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz Boom Read!” such a huge success. Over 200 children and families participated in the wide range of programs, reading activities, and story times that were part of […] Read more »