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 »

Warrant Article S5

To the Editor: Marion residents have received the Fall Town Meeting Warrant. The Marion Energy Management Committee (EMC) is promoting and recommending that Town Meeting approve Warrant Article S5 requesting state legislation requiring the establishing of an energy fund. The EMC believes the money for the fund would come from phantom income generated by the […] Read more »

Tabor Academy Day of Service

To the Editor: Last Wednesday, Tabor Academy took the day off from academics to help with community projects in the Tri-Town area as well as New Bedford. In Marion, there were crews working on clearing Land Trust Lands, trails in Homes Woods, the garden and greenhouse at Sippican School, flower beds at the Congregational Church […] Read more »