Evening on Sippican Harbor

To the Editor:             Although threatened by Hurricane Ida up to an hour before the event, she bypassed us and close to 300 guests were able to enjoy the Second Evening on Sippican Harbor at one of Marion’s beautiful historic waterfront homes. It was an evening of community, to enjoy one another’s company while providing […] Read more »

Rochester Solar

To the Editor;             Rochester must reject more ground-mounted solar projects. Like Wareham, Carver, and other small towns, Rochester is targeted as a sacrifice zone for Governor Baker’s misguided solar program. It is insanity to kill forests, destroy Native American cultural sites, fill wetlands, pollute water, kill endangered eastern box turtles and say we are […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor;             Thank you to Representative William (Bill) Keating, Democratic representative serving the 9th Congressional District, for recently joining five (5) other Massachusetts Congressional Representatives as a co-sponsor of House Joint Resolution 48 (HJR-48).             The Resolution’s language closely matches that of the State’s “We the People Act” which is presently being considered […] Read more »

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 »