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 »

Thank You from the Library

To the Editor: The Mattapoisett Free Public Library would like to thank Michelle and Jon Pope of Uncle Jon’s Coffee for their continued support. The Uncle Jon’s family has been very generous with donations that help us provide our patrons with great educational and entertaining programming. Most recently, Uncle Jon’s helped make our summer reading […] Read more »

Sprague’s Cove Science

To the Editor: The controversy swirling around Sprague’s Cove pits scientific evidence and sound ecological practice against perception. Back in the late 1980s, the waters near Silvershell Beach were contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria owing to runoff from residential areas. The town opted to address the problem using the natural processes that occur in wetlands, […] Read more »

Sprague’s Cove Response

To the Editor: The controversy regarding the Sprague’s Cove Stormwater Remediation Project has resulted in a number of letters to the editor that have often contained erroneous and/or at best misleading information. In the lines that follow, I have tried to address the more troubling of these accusations. Accusation: The stormwater system was removed by […] Read more »