Marion Planning Board

To the Editor: The Marion Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:20 pm at the Marion Town House to explain the purpose of a Temporary Moratorium Bylaw On Adult Use Marijuana Establishments. Cheryl Sbarra, senior staff attorney for the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, will describe and clarify […] Read more »

Suspicious Man

To the Editor: To the VERY concerned neighbor on Mattapoisett Neck Road on Sunday, January 14, who called in to the police a “suspicious ‘man in camo’ waving his arms at cars and stepping into traffic.” That was me, a 53-year-old woman, walking my usual walk, a walk I’ve been doing on a regular basis […] Read more »

Things are Looking Up

To the Editor: In September, the barge company that I work for was hired to do some test borings for an environmental company at a location in the Acushnet River situated off of the old Aerovox factory, which at one point was one of the most polluted spots on the planet, but after years of […] Read more »

Christmas in Mattapoisett

To the Editor: I would like to thank the people responsible for the Christmas lights on Ned’s Point Lighthouse. When my family arrives for the Christmas holidays, we always enjoy our walk to the lighthouse. The lights make it very special for my grandchildren. The lights and the hat on Salty the Seahorse are one […] Read more »


Dear Editor: Thanks to your news editor, Ms. Jean Perry, for the excellent, informative, substantive writing on the condo project in Marion. Your reporting will help Marion residents view this project in a very objective, balanced and informed way; however, there is one oversight I would like to correct. Mr. Sherman E. Briggs, Jr. is […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Police/EMT

To the Editor: I am writing to commend the Mattapoisett Police/EMT officers for their quick response to the fall I took while on my daily walk on Thursday, December 14, 2017. It was 5:30 am, had just begun snowing, and I slipped and fell about 15 minutes into my walk. Thanks to Lori Bardwell, whose […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club

To the Editor: The Sippican Woman’s Club of Marion would like to thank you and all the members of the Woman’s Club for contributing to the success of our recent Holiday House tour. Without the effort of so many members, from those who decorated Handy’s Tavern ‘Festival of Trees,’ to members who served as hostesses […] Read more »

Many Thanks to the Town Merchants

To the Editor: Many, many thanks to the Town Merchants and dedicated volunteers for the Town’s festive and plentiful Holiday Bazaars held at St. Anthony’s Church, the Congregational Church, and the Mattapoisett Historical Society. Each provided a festive atmosphere for greeting old friends and making new ones. In addition, a special thanks to the Paine […] Read more »

Marion Board of Health

To the Editor: In Dennis Lane’s November 16 letter to the editor, he raised the claim that the Marion Board of Health has in the past sought “to isolate [tobacco] products preferred by minorities and the LGBTQ community….” As a member of the LGBTQ community who works on town-level tobacco control policy and is a […] Read more »

Thanksgiving Dinner

To the Editor: On behalf of the grateful senior citizens of Mattapoisett, I would like to thank all of the students and faculty members who made the Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday such a success. This is the first one I have ever missed. I am ill with bronchial pneumonia. Jacqueline Coucci, Director of the Mattapoisett […] Read more »