Dear Editor,             Counting everyone in our town thru the CENSUS 2020 will greatly benefit our community for schools, roads and public services. It will also affect emergency needs and the number of seats in the US House of Rep. and your political Rep. at all levels of government. Please take a few minutes and do […] Read more »

Tri-Town Against Racism

To the Editor;             The leadership team of Tri-Town Against Racism (TTAR) is grateful to the residents of Marion, Mattapoisett, and Rochester who have shown us such overwhelming love and support by trusting us with their stories, donating funds, and the many, many book donations. It may appear that not much is happening at this time, […] Read more »

Members of the Tri-Town Communities

Today, Governor Baker’s Office and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released (DESE Press Release) their initial guidance about reopening schools this fall. We share its goal of safely returning as many students as possible to in-person school settings in order to best meet students’ academic, social, and emotional needs.             We will immediately start […] Read more »


To the Editor:             Last November a Special Town Meeting was held at ORRHS to address whether we wanted to change the zoning by-laws thereby allowing Mattapoisett to be the Southeastern Massachusetts wholesale cultivation and distribution HUB for the marijuana industry.              We work hard every day along with the police, schools, churches and others to create […] Read more »

Thank you

Dear Editor,             Like most of us, I am grateful to our first responders, health care workers, delivery people, and essential service workers who are, at great risk, keeping us going during the pandemic. However, I am most grateful for the small businesses in the Tri-Town who have quickly stepped up to provide essential services locally […] Read more »

New Superintendent

Dear Students, Teachers, Paras, Administrators, Staff, Families, Town Officials and Residents of Marion, Mattapoisett and Rochester;             On behalf of the Old Rochester Regional School Committee and Massachusetts Superintendency Union #55 School Committee, we would like to formally announce the hiring of Michael S. Nelson as the next Superintendent of Schools for the Old Rochester Regional […] Read more »

Marion hired a new police chief

To the Editor;             Since it was reported that Marion hired a new police chief within its ranks via an “internal posting,” many residents are questioning, if indeed, every police officer truly had an equal opportunity to apply, particularly, when out of 25 officers on the force, only one applied for the position. Also, the lack […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor;             Thank you to the Ortega family for sharing their family’s experience with the coronavirus. It is a serious warning to everyone to take all precautions possible to protect themselves and others from the disease. Wear the masks and avoid gathering in groups. Getting the virus has serious costs and continuing stress for […] Read more »

Withdrawing from Planning Board Race

To the Editor;             Call the event a black swan, force majeure or material adverse change, COVID-19 is causing significant disruption in life’s paradigm. With the public safety and health risks of this pandemic and to maintain important Planning Board continuity, I am withdrawing as a candidate for election to the Marion Planning Board.             I thank […] Read more »

ORR Response

Letter to the Tri-Town Communities,             I am profoundly disappointed, but certainly not surprised of the action or mis-actions, in my estimation, of the ORR school administration’s response to the recent and latest episode of racism perpetrated by an ORR high school student. I am intentionally not detailing the incident, nor giving the student’s name, as […] Read more »