Thank You from the Library

To the Editor: The Mattapoisett Free Public Library would like to thank Michelle and Jon Pope of Uncle Jon’s Coffee for their continued support. The Uncle Jon’s family has been very generous with donations that help us provide our patrons with great educational and entertaining programming. Most recently, Uncle Jon’s helped make our summer reading […] Read more »

Sprague’s Cove Science

To the Editor: The controversy swirling around Sprague’s Cove pits scientific evidence and sound ecological practice against perception. Back in the late 1980s, the waters near Silvershell Beach were contaminated with fecal coliform bacteria owing to runoff from residential areas. The town opted to address the problem using the natural processes that occur in wetlands, […] Read more »

Sprague’s Cove Response

To the Editor: The controversy regarding the Sprague’s Cove Stormwater Remediation Project has resulted in a number of letters to the editor that have often contained erroneous and/or at best misleading information. In the lines that follow, I have tried to address the more troubling of these accusations. Accusation: The stormwater system was removed by […] Read more »

Thank You from the Mattapoisett Lions Club

Dear Editor: The grass has greened up again in Shipyard Park, the tents, trailers and all visible signs of our presence are long gone. Before the memories fade, I want to thank all those who volunteered their time and skills to making this past year’s Harbor Days a huge success. During the planning of this […] Read more »

Sprague’s Cove

To the Editor: There is talk in Marion about which group the Selectmen will appoint to handle the Sprague’s Cove storm water basin. One of their options is to give control to the Conservation Commission, which is the group that had the previous storm water system removed in 2012. The Selectmen may want to consider […] Read more »

Can I get a volunteer

Ladies and Gentlemen, can I get a volunteer? When we hear these words it brings us back to a magic show or the circus or perhaps a performance at the New England aquarium. In my younger years, I attended such a show and did raise my hand to be part of the sea lion performance. […] Read more »

Taste of the Town

Dear Editor: A colossal thank you is offered to all the wonderful members of the Mattapoisett Women’s Club who gave generously of their time and energy to make the Taste of the Town a magnificent event and success. We appreciated the cooperation, dedication and time members took away from family and friends to unselfishly reach […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor: I would like to thank Mattapoisett police officers Jason King, Dennis Tavares, Turner Ryan and William McImail, as well as paramedics Shawn Samanica and Shawn Grajoies from the Fairhaven fire department. I greatly appreciate your quick response, professionalism and excellent care in my time of need. Raymond M. Briggs, Mattapoisett   The […] Read more »

Greenwood ‘Sonny’ Hartley, Jr

To the Editor: The family of Greenwood ‘Sonny’ Hartley, Jr. wants to thank the many people who expressed their love and respect for him in many ways. Your prayers, telephone calls, visits, flowers and letters were all acts of love and kindness. Words cannot express our appreciation and we want to thank you from the […] Read more »

Marion Open Space Commission

To the Editor: A petition is circulating throughout Marion which asks Marion Selectmen to consider the Marion Open Space Commission be in charge of Spragues Cove at Silvershell Beach, rather than the Conservation Commission. The petition currently has 154 signatures as of this writing. Voters are angry that Marion ConCom tore up a working filtration […] Read more »