Mattapoisett Conservation Commission

To the Editor: I am writing in response to comments expressed in a recent Letter to the Editor wherein libelous statements were made against me personally and my statements have been taken out of the context within which they were made; which have then been interpreted to mean something nefarious and illegal, suggesting the need […] Read more »

Marion Town House

Dear Editor: I have received numerous phone calls from Marion residents about keeping and restoring the present Town House and not building a new one at the Council on Aging property, where heavy and fast-moving traffic on Route 6 causes dangerous distractions and creates major safety concerns for pedestrians, bike riders and drivers. Anyone who […] Read more »

Marion Town House

Dear Editor: As a resident of 42 Main Street, I walk past the Town House frequently, admire it as a fine piece of Victorian architecture, and appreciate the way it functions as a nerve center for town life. Therefore, I would recommend that it be restored and that the town turn down the proposal to […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Conservation Commission

To the Editor: I found Ms. Newell’s account of the recent Mattapoisett Conservation Commission’s March 12 meeting alarming. I also find that when a local official says something is in the “town’s interest,” they don’t usually mean “in the interest of most town residents” but rather that it is in the interest of a tiny […] Read more »

Help Make Marion Even Greater!

Help Make Marion Even Greater! No question, we live in an extraordinary town. How did it get that way, and how is it staying that way? We can thank many caring, dedicated residents before us who stepped up to serve on our boards, committees, and commissions. Our elections are coming up on Friday, May 18, […] Read more »


To the Editor: I am appalled and disgusted by the amount of trash that is destroying our beautiful town! I have never seen so much of it and am astounded that it is being obviously discarded carelessly by uncaring people! I started to put a trash bag in my trunk and stop as often as […] Read more »

Honor the Flag

To the Editor: I have noticed many flags this week and weeks past being flown in a worn or ripped state. The U.S. Flag Code states that “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” […] Read more »

Choose a Cause and Make a Difference

To the Editor: For months now, there have been announcements from Mattapoisett Town Hall seeking new volunteer committee and board members to fill vacancies. This week, there was a call for Cultural Council Committee members. Earlier, it was Conservation Committee. This letter is to encourage all community members to “Choose a Cause and Make a […] Read more »

Marion Town House

To the Editor: Citizens of Marion will be asked in a public hearing at the Music Hall on March 1, 2018 to support the renovation of the existing Town House. Short on maintenance, and not originally designed to serve as a town administration building, it needs a lot of work. I agreed to serve on […] Read more »

Planned Parenthood

Dear Editor: I am writing to express my support of Planned Parenthood and to encourage other community members to support this important organization. Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally ( Planned Parenthood provides a variety of much-needed services ranging from cancer screenings to STD […] Read more »