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 »

Sippican School

To the Editor: As parents of six current Sippican School students, friend to countless other young students and (for one of us) a consistent presence as a regular in-class volunteer, we must respond to comments made in the February 5, 2016 article “FinCom Gives Candid School Budget Opinion.” Sippican’s population has increased, and alongside that […] Read more »

Sippican School’s Budget

To the Editor: We are writing in response to statements quoted in a recent edition of The Wanderer regarding the Sippican School’s budget. We, as parents, are proud of Sippican School and the accomplishments of its students, staff and administration. Misinformed statements, such as those made by Karen Kevelson at the January 28 finance committee […] Read more »

Southeast Tobacco-Free Community Partnership

To the Editor: I am writing to commend the Marion Board of Health for recently updating their Enhanced Youth Access Tobacco Regulations. By raising the age of sale of all tobacco products to 21, prohibiting the sale of blunt wraps, and prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes wherever the Smokefree Workplace Law is in effect, the […] Read more »

Thoughts on Fame and Time

To the Editor: Thoughts on Fame and Time. Do you know who Bob Dee is? Not likely. What about Harry Oliver or Charlie Hoefer? Don’t think so? I’m not surprised. Dee, Oliver and Hoefer were star athletes on the original Boston Patriots, Bruins and Celtics. You might call them foundation blocks in the building of […] Read more »

Our Broken Government

To the Editor: Our Broken Government. The President’s “State of the Union” speech was NOT a truthful evaluation of the state of our Union. An honest assessment of the status of trade, crime, immigration, spending and debt would show that the Union is far worse off than when he took office. The President’s leadership and […] Read more »