Mattapoisett is Special

A Thank You to My Neighbors, I was on my way to attend the YOGA class at the Mattapoisett Senior Center today. The van driver did not pick me up. I live out on the Mattapoisett Neck in Mattapoisett Shores. Much too far to walk. Evidently the van driver called in sick but no one […] Read more »

Not Seeking Re-election

To the Editor, As many of you are already aware, I will not be seeking re-election this May. The decision was not an easy one and long in the making. I find that it is now time to move on to new adventures. This new found freedom will give me the time to visit with […] Read more »


By Tom J. Shire, Jr. Fortunate. Yes indeed. We are fortunate. Fortunate to live where we do. And fortunate to live when we do. And fortunate to live how we do.   Fortunate to have one another. To have our parents. To have our children. To have our grandchildren as we do.   Fortunate to […] Read more »

Thank you from the Veterans Office

To the Editor, Thank you from the Veterans Office! The Veterans Office for the towns of Mattapoisett and Rochester would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the generous donations made to fill our care packages for the troops. It is such a wonderful way to show these men and women they aren’t […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor,             The holiday season always seems appropriate to give thanks to those who we appreciate and admire. That being said, we as parents of two ORRHS graduates and one as a junior soon to become another graduate in 2015, would like to say thank you to the wonderful coaches and the athletic […] Read more »

Thank You Old Hammondtown Students

To the Editor, I would like to thank all of the students at Old Hammondtown Elementary School for the beautiful and very creative Christmas cards that they made to send overseas to the military men and women who are serving our country. The cards and the sentiments expressed by the students to “their heroes” were […] Read more »

MLT and Salty Thank You!

To the Editor, MLT and Salty Thank You! As the President of the Mattapoisett Land Trust and a citizen of the town, I would like to thank MLT volunteer Jenny Mello for organizing the “capping” of Salty the Seahorse for the holidays. She and Cindy Brownell from Brownell Systems arranged for the crane with Cory […] Read more »

Mattapoisett, It’s Special

To the Editor, As a teenager growing up in Mattapoisett, in a purple house no less, I did not truly appreciate the magical wonder and blessings of … Mattapoisett … It’s Special. During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season as well as today’s cultural tendency to pay forward the negative, it is too […] Read more »

Thanks from the Turkey Trot

To all who helped at the 3rd annual 5K Turkey Trot, I would like to thank all of the individuals, businesses and organizations who shared their time and contributions to support the Marion Recreation / Guard Oil 3rd Annual 5K Turkey Trot on a blistery cold Sunday morning on November 24th. This year, funds collected […] Read more »

Issues in Education

To the Editor: “What matters most in the decades ahead is the extent to which we cultivate creativity, ingenuity, curiosity, innovation, and thinking differently. These qualities have been the genius of American culture. These traits are not measured by standardized tests.” – Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian […] Read more »