Marion Energy Management

To the Editor: The shorter days of fall signal the harvest season. This October, Marion’s residents will not only have to select the right pumpkin for their doorsteps, but also decide whether Marion’s Solar Bylaw will allow residents to harvest the sun’s energy on solar farms. The Planning Board and the Energy Management Committee found […] Read more »

Mike Arruda Memorial Golf Tournament

To the Editor: The family of Michael Carl Arruda would like to once again extend their sincere appreciation to facilitators Robert Mello and Mark Joaquim in organizing the annual Mike Arruda Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit his daughters Maggie and Riley Arruda. The event took place on September 14 at the Little Marion Golf Course. […] Read more »

Movie Night

To the Editor: Recently we attended two movies hosted by the Mattapoisett Lions Club at Shipyard Park, near the gazebo. The outdoor setting was perfect. We saw “Back to the Future” in August, and “The Karate Kid” in September. We enjoyed both movies … and the complimentary popcorn and hot cocoa! It wasn’t just fun […] Read more »

Annual Marion Town Party

To the Editor: On the evening of Saturday, August 24, on Spring Street in Marion, the Annual Marion Town Party was held. We had perfect weather, fantastic food and beverages, and an amazing bonfire to end the evening! The members of the 2013 Marion Town Party Committee, Marion Firefighters Association and Marion Recreation would like […] Read more »

Marion Solar Bylaw

To the Editor: We’d like to update Marion’s residents about the status of the Marion Solar Bylaw since the spring town meeting, when a bylaw proposed by the Energy Management Committee (EMC) was nearly approved, lacking only four votes to achieve the two-thirds majority needed for zoning bylaws. While the Selectmen supported this bylaw, the […] Read more »

Dig into Reading

To the Editor: The Elizabeth Taber Library wrapped up this summer’s program for children, “Dig into Reading,” with an End-of-the-Summer-Program Ice Cream Sundae Social. Over the course of six weeks, many children 2-12 years old enjoyed story times, crafts, reading games, a magic show, a Hobbit Party, building Gnome Catapults, creating a Treasure Chest, a […] Read more »

Book Sale Thank You

To the Editor: The Trustees of the Elizabeth Taber Library in Marion are very appreciative of the excellent work done by Nita Howland and her loyal group of volunteers in organizing the Book Sale this year. Nita was asked to take charge of the sale several years ago, and she has put a lot of […] Read more »

Harbor Days

To the Editor: Harbor Days is the Mattapoisett Lions Club’s largest fundraising event of the year. The success of Harbor Days is the result of an amazing team effort by volunteers from other Lions Clubs, members of the community, members of the Women’s Club, and the generosity of our host, the town of Mattapoisett (and […] Read more »

Thank You Everyone

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the thoughtful words and acts of kindness that have touched me so deeply during this devastating time. My heartfelt thanks go out to the entire Rochester Police Department. Officer Bill, who was the first one to walk in and take […] Read more »

Open Space and Recreation Survey

To the Editor: I second Paul Osenkowski’s letter of last week appealing to all Mattapoisett residents (full-time and summer) to fill out the open space and recreation survey on the Mattapoisett Town website. We are a town of several thousand. Everyone needs to express their priorities for open space and recreation planning, not just a […] Read more »