Thank you Senator Montigny

Thank you Senator Montigny: The We the People Resolution (S.2243) is moving forward from the Senate’s Committee on Rules (chaired by Senator Montigny) to consideration by the full Senate. The forward motion of this resolution is due in no small measure to the efforts and support given by Sen. Mark Montigny. The Resolution, which failed […] Read more »

Thank You EMS

To the Editor: I want to thank not only the kind and helpful neighbors and friends that came to my aid Sunday, May 27, but also the wonderful, awesome, and caring EMTs that transported me. They made me comfortable, safe, and most importantly, they made me laugh. I will be forever grateful to everyone. Sincerely, […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Town Scholarship

To the Editor: I’m honored to receive the Mattapoisett Town Scholarship to help further my education. The six years I’ve lived here have allowed me to grow as a member of the community both through my time as a volunteer at the Mattapoisett Town Library and through my contributions to The Wandereras a student reporter. […] Read more »

Rochester Communications Center

Dear Editor: I am writing this post with mixed emotions. As of tomorrow, the dedicated dispatchers of the Rochester Communications Center will no longer handle your public safety calls for service. The Regional Old Colony Communications Center in Duxbury will take over the handling of your routine and emergency calls for service. I would personally […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Lions Club Scholarship

To the Editor: Amy Mello, President of the Mattapoisett Lions Club, one of 45,000 Lions Clubs around the world, has announced the two recipients of the 2018 Peter Hodges Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the Mattapoisett Lions Club in the amount of $2,500 each. This year’s recipients are Alexandra Hulsebosch of Mattapoisett, a senior at Old […] Read more »

Town House

To the Editor: We, the current generation of Marion residents, have been entrusted with a legacy of assets. The character of the town comes from some rather hard to define tangible and intangible elements which include zoning, quality of our schools, the age and architecture of houses, especially in the village, our waterfront and the […] Read more »

Preserve Marion’s Historic Town Hous

To the Editor: Preserve Marion’s Historic Town House for $36/year. Thirty-six dollars per year is the difference in additional property taxes on a $400,000 home in Marion to fund the renovation of our beautiful, historic Town House compared to building a new one on Route 6. That’s $3 per month. Is it worth it? I […] Read more »

Town House Renovation

To the Editor: Marion Selectmen explain the decision to move forward with town house renovation project. The Board of Selectmen are the elected representatives of all of the residents of the Town of Marion. It is our job and our solemn responsibility to exercise our best judgment as we complete the task of representing our […] Read more »

Marion Town House

To the Citizens of Marion: There is currently a Citizen Petition, Article 36, to be presented at Town Meeting that proposes scrapping the entire Town House Renovation Plan and limiting Town House renovations to $200,000 per year. Mr. Ted North, the author, does not call it renovation but a “preserve and repair approach.” I call […] Read more »

Valuing and Voting the Gift

To the Editor: Valuing and Voting the Gift Not long ago at our Centennial, Marion held a celebration honoring the generosity of Elizabeth Taber. A two-night musical tribute at the Music Hall was sold out. It appears our town’s residents value the gifts and commitment of this wise, forward-thinking citizen. At another centennial event, as […] Read more »