Marion VFW

To the Editor: We are writing in support of the Town of Marion’s acceptance of the VFW property. This article will be voted on at Town Meeting on October 24. We extend our gratitude to the Benjamin D. Cushing Post for all their service to our country and to the Town of Marion in the […] Read more »

Big Tobacco

Dear Editor: As the school year begins, our thoughts turn to what we hope young people will learn this year. As parents, teachers and others concerned with health, let’s be aware that youth are being targeted by the tobacco industry. Big Tobacco is sweet talking our kids with products that are sweet, cheap, and easy […] Read more »

Marion’s Energy Management Committee

To the Editor: Beginning in mid-August, all of Marion’s municipal electricity has come from wind. If you’ve driven to the Cape lately, you’ll have seen the four new turbines spinning along Rte. 25 that are generating clean power from wind energy. Marion’s Energy Management Committee (EMC) sparked the agreement that brings this renewable electricity to […] Read more »

Notice of my Retirement

Boards of Selectmen Towns of Mattapoisett, Rochester, and Marion Dear Members of the Board: This letter will serve as a notice of my retirement from the position as Principal Clerk in the Veterans Office for the Towns of Mattapoisett, Marion, and Rochester effective November 25, 2016. It has been an honor to be an employee […] Read more »

Plumb Library Summer Program

Dear Editor: The Plumb Library Summer Program officially concluded with an All School Meeting at RMS on September 16. Over 135 children, and several teachers, were “awarded and applauded” for their participation in the national “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read” program. From June 20-August 20, kids aged 4-14 read over 2,600 books and completed […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor: On behalf of many of the senior citizens in Mattapoisett and the Friends of the Elderly, I want to thank them and Oxford Creamery for the wonderful “indoor cookout” that was held at the Mattapoisett Knights of Columbus last Thursday. It is so wonderful to have so many kind people looking out […] Read more »

Irrigation at Tabor

To the Editor: Tabor Academy is taking active steps to conform to and support the Town of Marion’s recent water ban. Our faculty and students have been notified about the restriction and will join with our Marion neighbors to refrain from non-essential water use during the restriction, and also to limit even essential uses. Townspeople […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Zoning Board

To the Editor: On Thursday, September 29, the Mattapoisett zoning board will hear our appeal for enforcement of the town’s zoning bylaw with respect to the Inn at Shipyard Park. As the date for that hearing approaches, we have become aware that the Inn is once again disseminating false information, claiming that we are trying […] Read more »


To the Editor: I must preface this letter by saying I am not writing as a representative of any church or organized group. I am writing as a grandmother who is saddened by a recognition that over the years, sports and other activities are carving into our Sunday morning church services. I am willing to […] Read more »

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

To the Editor: Last Friday night, a small group of us attended the MAC production of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Funny and affective, it was a rousing triumph. The acting by David Horne, Cynthia Latham, Susan Sullivan, Suzie Kokkins, Adam and Sam Roderick was terrific, as was the direction of Kate Fishman. […] Read more »