To the Editor;             I would like to thank the citizens of Marion for putting their trust in me. As I serve on the Select Board, I will do everything I can to justify that trust.             Also, many thanks to all the friends and volunteers who helped and supported me during the campaign. Hats […] Read more »

Community Preservation Committee

To the Editor:             Nearly lost in the hubbub at Mattapoisett’s Annual Town Meeting on May 9th was the excellent report provided by the Community Preservation Committee (CPC). That report, printed on yellow paper, details CPC awards totaling $2.356 million from 2009 through 2021. We calculate that $0.707 million of these awards have been spent […] Read more »

Thank You Marion

To the Editor;             I would like to thank all the Marion residents who trusted me with their votes, and I can only wish there had been a few more of them. Best of luck to Toby in his new role.             I particularly thank the many friends who invited their friends and neighbors to […] Read more »

Marion Candidates Night

Dear Editor,             During candidates night on Friday, May 6, 2022, three Planning Board candidates Tucker Burr, Andrew Daniel, and W. Dale Jones devoted a considerable amount of time hashing out the importance of attracting business to town and the “arduous” permitting process that discourages developers.               I believe one candidate misspoke at the forum. […] Read more »

Dear R.M.S. PTO

Dear R.M.S. PTO,             Just a little thank you for your generosity during Teacher Appreciation Week and throughout the year! It all began on Monday, With some lovely breakfast eats. Casseroles of cheesy tater tots, And other tasty treats. Next came yummy popcorn day, List of flavors was so long. Cinnamon toast crunch and strawberry […] Read more »

Sippican Woods

To the Editor;             The Mattapoisett Tree Committee would like to thank the Highway Department and Tree Warden for planting two trees at the Police Station for Arbor 2022. Highway Surveyor Garrett Bauer and his crew, along with Tree Warden Roland Cote, were instrumental in the placement and planting of the trees.             One of […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Tree Committee

To the Editor;             The Mattapoisett Tree Committee would like to thank the Highway Department and Tree Warden for planting two trees at the Police Station for Arbor 2022. Highway Surveyor Garrett Bauer and his crew, along with Tree Warden Roland Cote, were instrumental in the placement and planting of the trees.             One of […] Read more »

Climate Crisis

To the Editor;             Towns, cities, states and countries around the world have pledged to slow the climate crisis. If our collective global society cannot sufficiently reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases (mainly from burning coal, oil and methane) to level off their concentrations in the atmosphere, the Earth will warm further, and the extreme weather […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Public Schools

To the Editor;             The Mattapoisett Public Schools serve 439 of our town’s children each day– children with a wide range of strengths, needs and hopes. They are vibrant and empirically successful hubs of our community, far from the “money pits” on a “feeding frenzy” portrayed by the Finance Committee during the budget process.             […] Read more »

Climate Change

To the Editor,             During the Holocene epoch, which stretched out over 12,000 years—until the 20th century—temperature, precipitation patterns and terrestrial and ocean ecosystems settled into a “sweet spot” conducive to human propagation and well-being. That environmental stability allowed the human species to thrive. We could have continued in that Holocene geological epoch, but we […] Read more »