Thank You First Responders

To the Editor, We wish to thank the first responders from the Tri-Town area and Fairhaven who responded to a house fire at our home and business on February 18. Their quick response and professionalism despite the bitter cold conditions and frozen hydrants allowed us to salvage at least a portion of our personal belongings […] Read more »

Public Hearing Information

To the Editor: I write to clarify the purpose of the Public Hearing being held in Mattapoisett on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm at Old Hammondtown School. This hearing will be chaired by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), at the request of the Board of Selectmen, to allow the public to learn […] Read more »

Thanks for Quality Plowing

To the Editor: It was too dark to see who it was, but I would like to give a shout out to the Rochester plow driver in the red pick-up truck plowing the short end of Snipatuit Road around 6:00 – 6:15 pm Monday evening. I had just gotten home from work and finished snow […] Read more »

Friends of Mattapoisett Harbor

Dear Editor: The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm at the Old Hammondtown School. The hearing will consider public comments about the large pier proposed for a private home at 3 Goodspeed Island. The proposed pier will be a 290-foot long pile-supported structure […] Read more »

Mixing Snow and Trash

To the Editor: It strikes me as a plan that was not really well thought out on the part of Mattapoisett and Rochester to be implementing their “NEW” trash and recycling system with the giant bins on wheels in the MIDDLE of winter. Wouldn’t it have made much more sense and been easier on all […] Read more »

Marion Planning Board

Dear Marion Planning Board: As a child that has lived in Marion for ten out of my ten years, I know better than anyone how special and astonishing our town really is. CVS is a nationwide, household name, big box store. You know that Marion is not a fit for this. So please don’t let […] Read more »

Dorothy B. Howley (Mead)


Dorothy B. Howley (Mead) passed away peacefully on February 2nd at the Sippican Healthcare Center in Marion, MA at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late Francis J. Howley. Dorothy is survived by her loving sister Jeanne P. Hickey of Marion, MA and many nieces, nephews and their families. Dottie was the daughter […] Read more »

Moment of Silence

Can we please have a moment of silence, For the victims involved in this cities violence, Everyone is dying, I can’t take it, Seems like we are all not going to make it, Put the guns down, Listen to the sound, To the sound of people crying, Because their families are dying, So much hatred […] Read more »

Curb Your Dog

To the Editor: To whoever let their dog deposit the mini mountain of poop in the middle of the sidewalk on Water Street in Marion on Sunday morning, pick up your dog’s “pinch” for Pete’s sake!!!! Alexandra Heavey, Marion   The views expressed in the “Letters to the Editor” column are not necessarily those of […] Read more »

Recycling in Rochester

To the Editor: Today, January 13, 2015, Rochester’s brand new trash recycling carts were delivered. The delivery was quite surprising since I have heard rumblings from friends that changes were coming, but even the town’s website had no schedule of events, rules or coming events regarding our trash. The two large carts were left at […] Read more »