Six Good Reasons

To the Editor:             No question, we live in an extraordinary town. How did it get that way, and how will it stay that way?  By caring, dedicated residents like you stepping up to serve on boards!   In three months, the town will hold its annual elections. On Friday, May 15, Marionites need to fill: a three year […] Read more »

Rail Trail

To the Editor;             Spending summers in Mattapoisett as a young lad with his own 14-foot dory provided much daily adventure and excitement. Great appreciation of nature, tides and weather provided for education and independence. We explored the coastline, fascinated with rivers and estuaries running to the bay. Where these rivers ran into the bay became […] Read more »

Sippican Woman’s Club Holiday House Tour

To the Editor;             The Sippican Woman’s Club of Marion celebrated another exciting Holiday House Tour on December 14. This year’s annual event titled A Simple Christmas in Marion, raised more than $13,000. These funds will be awarded as 2020 scholarships to Marion graduating and continuing education students.             A Simple Christmas was truly a town holiday […] Read more »

A Proposed Reconfiguration of US Route 6

To the Editor; A Proposed Reconfiguration of US Route 6 in Marion Gateway Area.              Marion Village is accessed primarily by Front St. South of I-195 at Exit 20, crossing US Rt. 6 (also called MA Rt. 105). The main intersection region of Front St. and Rt. 6 with surrounding streets is known as the “Gateway” […] Read more »

Citizens United v. FEC

To the Editor;             January 21, 2020 is the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 5-4 Citizens United v. FEC ruling. The Justices declared government restrictions on “independent” political spending by corporations, unions and billionaires to be unconstitutional. The majority opinion declared that the 1st Amendment protects the “act of speech” by incorporated entities, whether we […] Read more »

To the Editor;             Elizabeth Taber will light the way in Marion!             As we usher in the New Year, we make note of two important events in the Southcoast.  Lighting the Way, a project centered at the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the brainchild of Marion’s Christina Bascom, is honoring over fifty women through past history who […] Read more »

Route 6 Corridor Study

To the Editor;             In response to Ms. DeSousa’s recent letter to the editor on December 16, 2019:             SRPEDD is honored to work in partnership with residents, business owners, and officials in Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Marion, and Wareham as we examine alternatives for the future of Route 6. The Route 6 Corridor Study was first initiated by […] Read more »

SRPEDD Route 6 Study

To the Editor,             Residents, business owners and public officials should learn about and comment on the SRPEDD Route 6 study (Fairhaven to Wareham) currently in the public hearing phase. On Dec 11, 2019, SRPEDD presented four alternative strategies for developing this important, historic and scenic road so it meets the region’s needs decades into the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals

Dear Editor,             Appreciation goes out to the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals for their decision on Thursday, November 21, 2019 to deny the application to construct a solar panel array in a rural residential area off Bowman Road. There were numerous factors that had to be considered in their decision and I feel that the […] Read more »


To the Editor:             In a November 21 Wanderer story about Tabor Academy’s petition to the ZBA for field lights, the reporter quoted me saying something negative about Tabor headmaster John Quirk. I never made those comments.  I never would make those comments.  They were made by another attendee sitting next to me.             The reporter was sitting a […] Read more »