To the Editor:             Benjamin Franklin is credited with once stating, “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.”             Though not initially perceived by many, the general public has always been the main watchdog of governmental action, activities, and decision-making at all levels.             It is the use of important civic mechanisms like the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Police Department

To the Editor: I would like to thank the Mattapoisett Police Department and responders for the quick and professional response to my emergency calls for my wife Annette. The care in treating and transporting her to the hospital was done with great care, gentleness, and awareness of her condition. As the retired police chief of […] Read more »

Building Our Largest Dementia

To the Editor: Congress just passed the Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act with a strong bipartisan vote. Now that BOLD is law, I want to thank Congressman William Keating for championing this meaningful legislation. The BOLD Act will allow effective Alzheimer’s public health interventions to be implemented across the country. Thanks […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Postal Delivery

To the Editor: In a recent letter to the Editor a writer expressed frustration that residents of Mattapoisett village do not have mail delivery to their homes and must use a P.O. Box as their address. This causes countless problems getting mail or packages delivered, proving residency and so on. The United States Postal Service […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path

To The Editor: The Friends of the Mattapoisett Bicycle and Recreational Path are delighted that our long-awaited bike path from Depot Street to Mattapoisett Neck Road is almost under construction. We are pleased the work will be done by a local contractor, D.W. White of Acushnet, who prepared an exceptionally competitive bid. It is important […] Read more »

Village Mail Delivery

To the Editor: Can anyone explain to me why mail is not delivered by person or vehicle in Mattapoisett village? I have heard two different stories why it isn’t and neither seems logical. 2doors from the post office mail is delivered to mail boxes on the street, but not to the village near the water […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club

To the Editor: The members of the Sippican Woman’s Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the visitors who came to our Holiday House Tour that took place on December 8, 2018. We had a beautiful day and the weather cooperated. Our lovely town was showcased as the welcome mat was […] Read more »

Make Mattapoisett “Special”

To the Editor: After reading the article from the Clarksons, I decided to send a few of my thoughts regarding the Inn in Mattapoisett. Usually I enjoy reading other viewpoints about subjects that are particularly meaningful to me. Often I reflect on their opinions, and it helps broaden my horizons and perhaps color my decisions. […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club of Marion

To the Editor: The Sippican Woman’s Club of Marion would like to thank you and all the members of the Woman’s Club for contributing to the success of our recent Holiday House tour. Without the effort of so many members, from those who decorated Handy’s Tavern ‘Festival of Trees’ to members who served as hostesses […] Read more »

Inn in Mattapoisett

To the Editor: The historic seaside Inn in Mattapoisett has had several owners and we remember some of the finest. When the Goddus owned it, you could always depend on fine dining. Irving Bookstein was famous for his prime rib. The music was tasteful and piano sing-alongs were common. And who can forget the great […] Read more »