Rochester Master Plan

To the Editor;             The Town of Rochester has always done a fabulous job in maintaining the rural character of the community. The Planning Board and the Conservation Commission have worked tirelessly and diligently in balancing new growth with Rochester’s scenic, pastoral and historic nature. I commend and thank all the various board and committee […] Read more »

Thank You

Hello interested Tri-Town readers,             I am writing this article to update you regarding the Brendan M. McGee Music Scholarship Fund that was established at the Rochester Memorial Elementary School in 2003 in loving memory of our son, Brendan. This was to offer any fourth, fifth, or sixth-grade student with a passion for instrumental music […] Read more »

Zoom Meetings

Dear Editor:             With the June 15, 2021 end of the state of emergency looming, remote Zoom meeting flexibilities are among the multitude of pandemic-era policies that lawmakers must decide.             There are many advantages for continuing livestreamed Zoom meetings and for keeping them permanently. Marion’s livestreamed Zoom meetings removed longstanding barriers to participation in […] Read more »

Cushing Cemetery

To the Editor;             The volunteers at Cushing Cemetery have been working very hard to clean up after the winter and prolonged dry spell and storms. It takes a lot of work to keep picking up branches, trimming trees and bushes, cutting up fallen trees, and carting the debris to the transfer station.             Over […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor;             I would like to thank Officer Brett Osetkowski, Officer Robert Randall, Officer Charles Tranfaglia, Officer Paul Andrews, Officer William McIlmail, Sergeant Scott LeBlanc, and Medic Kevin Porter for the care given my husband, John DeCosta. He needed their help a few times before he was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, and […] Read more »

Community Spirit

Dear Editor,             I am a third-generation son on Mattapoisett, raised in the town from birth to adulthood. I was publicly educated in the town’s schools from kindergarten to graduation from ORR in 1988 with the same values: importance of education, civic engagement, and giving back to the community. My view of Mattapoisett was seen […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor             On behalf of John DeCosta’s family, I’d like to thank the people that came out to honor him. The moving tribute both at the funeral home and the day of the funeral by the Fire Department, the Highway Department, and the Police Department filled our hearts with gratitude during this sad […] Read more »

To the Residents of Marion

            This funding will continue our town-wide effort to document and research the important historic and architectural resources of Marion. In keeping with the Town’s Master Plan goals of preserving Marion’s “historic seaside charm,” our survey projects will give us the foundational basis for identifying and preserving properties and open spaces that contribute to Marion’s […] Read more »

Earth Day and Arbor Day

To the Editor:             Earth Day is this week, April 22, and Arbor Day is next week, April 30. Usually the Marion Tree and Parks Committee would celebrate with a town wide cleanup and tree seedling give away, but of course, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not doing that again this year.             Instead, the Tree […] Read more »

Residents of Costal Mattapoisett

To the Editor and Residents of Costal Mattapoisett,             The Wanderer’s cover story last week left me shaking in my boots. Take another look at the photo of flood markers on the telephone pole.             Then read the accompanying story again – and again – and again, just like I did.             On my Easter Sunday walk, I […] Read more »