Good Friday

To the Editor: Last year’s Good Friday witnessed a significant absentee rate across the ORR school district. The ORR junior high school and high school, for example, saw 20 percent and 21 percent absentee rates, respectively. Superintendent Doug White acknowledged it was difficult to secure enough substitute teachers, and Principal Lyn Rivet at Sippican School […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Housing Authority

To the Editor: I am a concerned resident of the Mattapoisett Housing Authority apartments at Village Court. For the past several months, I have been listening to the Housing Authority Board members reasons why the implementation of a no smoking policy has not been able to move forward. Blame has been placed on the “state” […] Read more »

Porch Expansion

To the Editor: I just read the recent opposition to the requested minuscule expansion request of The Inn On Shipyard Park. Apparently, the requested foot plus expansion closer to Water Street that would allow a massively significant increase of six seats to their front porch seating area has been well received by the Town, patrons, […] Read more »

Marion Rochester Youth Soccer

Dear Tri-Town Families: Soccer has been a part of our lives for many years here in the Tri-Town. For 10 years, Oceaneer’s Youth Soccer ran a terrific alternative program for our area families who did not wish to leave the Tri-Town and go to Fairhaven for soccer. Last year, the founding family of the Oceaneer’s […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Congregational Church Capital Campaign

To the Editor: The Mattapoisett Congregational Church Capital Campaign Committee would like to invite you to join our “A Welcome Home” Capital Campaign Kickoff Celebration on Sunday, March 13 from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm at the Mattapoisett Congregational Church, 27 Church Street. Come join the fun, snacks, music, slide show, and more! Hope you […] Read more »

Super Tuesday

To the Editor: We are entering the heart of the 2016 election season and the next big moment arrives on March 1, “Super Tuesday.” As one of the 12 states with a primary, voters here in Massachusetts have a lot of factors to weigh as they contemplate who our next president should be. I know […] Read more »

Massachusetts Primary Election

To the Editor: The League of Women Voters – Marion, Mattapoisett, Rochester – encourages all registered voters to take part in the Massachusetts primary election on Super Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Voting will take place in each town’s normal polling locations from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Those enrolled in a party (Republican, Democrat, Green […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Council on Aging

To the Editor: On behalf of many senior citizens in Mattapoisett, I would like to personally thank the Mattapoisett Council on Aging for providing transportation for us to go on Sunday, February 14 to the Dartmouth High School to attend the concert “Love is in the Winds” performed by the Tri-Town Symphonic Band. The second […] Read more »

Marion Finance Committee

Dear Editor: Regarding recent articles and letters about school funding, I would like to add some thoughts. First of all, I would like to thank Ms. Karen Kevelson. If not for her comments at the Finance Committee meeting, we may not have made the effort to publicly applaud our schools’ amazing achievements and might, instead, […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Housing Authority

Dear Editor: The Worcester Housing Authority’s board of commissioners voted unanimously at their December 17, 2015 meeting to ban smoking anywhere inside the WHA community or within 30 feet of an entrance. This smoking ban includes: community rooms, trash and laundry rooms, lobbies and entrances, all apartments and open windows. On January 15, 2016, the […] Read more »