Town Beach Opening Day

Thank you for a great Mattapoisett Town Beach Opening Day! A wonderful time was had by all at the opening of the Mattapoisett Town Beach and renovated Beach House on Saturday, June 20. We would like to thank all of the volunteers from the Mattapoisett Recreation Committee and the Junior Friends of the Mattapoisett Free […] Read more »

Moth Problem

To the Editor: As Tree Warden in the Town of Marion, I have had many calls about dead trees. In actuality, the trees are not dead; they are just infested with caterpillars, both the winter moth and the gypsy moth – a double whammy year! The devastation is alarming and difficult to watch. Trees were […] Read more »

Proposed Gas Station

Dear Editor: While watching the Monday, June 15 Planning Board meeting, it was disturbing to hear that the proposed gas station at 439 Wareham Road will contain a convenience store, have at least 34 parking spaces, two curb cuts on Route 6 and two curb cuts on Mill Street, as well as a 24/7 ‘Anytime […] Read more »

Isabel “Izzy” Borges

To the Rochester Selectmen: It is with bittersweet emotion that I write this letter to notify you of my retirement. I will be 70 years old on August 14, 2015 and I would like to give myself a birthday present on that day; hence, my retirement date will be August 14, 2015. The past 15 […] Read more »

Rochester Memorial Teachers’ Association

Dear Rochester Families: The Rochester Memorial Teachers’ Association would like to express their delight for the wonderful specially prepared luncheons during the week of June 1. The sandwiches, the chowder, the salads, the lasagna, and the breakfast foods were scrumptious! The entire C-wing smelled divine on lasagna day!! The RMS staff truly appreciated your efforts. […] Read more »

Team Sole Survivors

To the Editor: Team Sole Survivors would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the Marion VFW and all their workers for making our recent delicious Chicken BBQ dinner a huge success. They went way above and beyond in giving and helping this event. Simple ”thank you” words cannot express our deep gratitude. Sole Survivors Team […] Read more »

Friends Meeting

To the Editor: The Quakers at Mattapoisett Friends Meeting thank the Community Preservation Committee and May 11 Town Meeting attendees for the $80,000 grant to help rehabilitate their 1827 Meeting House on Route 6. With $90,000 already raised by Friends, it still leaves the meeting with the daunting task of coming up with an additional […] Read more »

Friends of the Bike Path

To the Editor: Friends of the Bike Path thank all who attended Mattapoisett Town Meeting and voted additional funding for the path. If you’ve changed your email address or haven’t received an email update in a while, please contact the Friends at It’s possible we will need more funding in the fall. If you […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor: I personally wanted to THANK Reservation Golf Club, On The Go, Turk’s Seafood Market and Sushi Bar, Nick’s Homemade Pizza, Ying Dynasty, Matt’s Blackboard Restaurant and Catering, and Valet Linen Supply for all of your generosity and support during my 2015 Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge Fundraiser. It was an amazing event for a […] Read more »

Town Meeting Article

To the Editor: The January 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. FEC found that restrictions on independent corporate spending in political campaigns were unconstitutional under the First Amendment. This decision overturned much of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (usually referred to as McCain-Feingold), and threatened the legality of state level campaign finance […] Read more »