Climate Change

To The Editor:             The problem is real, caused by humans and potentially catastrophic. The impetus to act locally to address global issues stems from a community’s desire to build a better, healthier and more responsible community.             In that effort, Marionites must consider endorsing on-site green energy systems: heat pumps, solar panels, wind turbines […] Read more »

To the Mattapoisett Community

To the Mattapoisett community and its supportive neighbors,             Friday, August 19th will be a day that the residents of Mattapoisett will never forget. Though it was a very challenging day for the Town, it was also a moment in which the entire community can be proud of because of the acts of heroism displayed […] Read more »

Reverse 911

To the Editor;             I wanted to register a concern about the Mattapoisett police response to the massive boat yard fire. Twice earlier that day, we received on our home land line an automated “emergency” call from the police indicating first that they were looking for a man wearing only one shoe, and later a […] Read more »

A Senior Citizens Thank You for Random Acts of Kindness.

To the Editor;             A Senior Citizens Thank You for Random Acts of Kindness. Our annual family visit in Marion was interrupted this summer by my knee replacement surgery which took place in early June. Recovery and Rehab began with short walks, bandaged and with crutches along the street near the town beach. My wife […] Read more »

Bike Path

To the Editor;             As a long-time resident on the Neck Rd., it’s wonderful that the bike path is finally making some progress BUT.             We also know that drivers often don’t observe speed limits, especially in the short 30MPH stretch of Neck Rd. When coupled with the bike path crossing, it’s an accident waiting […] Read more »

Bike Path

To The Editor;             One could hardly disagree that a marvelous experience exists in the extension of the bike path from Mattapoisett Neck Road to Reservation Road as described in your article of July 9: ” …the vistas of wetlands and wildlife now easily seen from an elevated bridge over marshlands.”             State Representative William […] Read more »

Harbor Days

To the Editor;             Saturday at Harbor Days was a glorious event for this 90-year-old. The Lions Club staff was so helpful coping with my disability (thank you) and I had a chance to chat with so many old and new friends.             I was amazed to meet Keisha Garbutt from Belize who was visiting […] Read more »

Tables of Content

Dear Editor:             Tables of Content Fundraiser a Delicious Success for Elizabeth Taber Library.             Book discussions were lively and dinners delightful as more than 75 residents and friends gathered at various Marion homes on two evenings for the third annual Tables of Content fundraiser to support the Elizabeth Taber Library. Several book titles were […] Read more »


To Whom This May Concern,             Two years ago, when Covid-19 restrictions were still high, I had found out that there would be no raft in the water that year because it was apparently damaged from a storm. Most years, the raft is out right when school ends and the weather gets warmer. I was […] Read more »

Support Small Business

To the Editor,             It is the people and small businesses in town that make Mattapoisett special. We have all noticed changes resulting from the ongoing pandemic. The town is slowly returning to “normal” in that we are seeing events such as “Harbor Days,” the Mattapoisett Road Race, the boat race down the river for […] Read more »