To the Editor;             As a longtime resident of Mattapoisett, I am extremely disappointed to read that members of our Board of Health feel that enforcing graduated fines for repeated failure to wear masks that are intended to keep us all safe will “hurt our community” and create a “police state.”             Rather than damaging […] Read more »

Marion MOSAC

To the Editor;             I was not able to attend the Special Town Meeting on November 5, but I have watched the video of the meeting. I want to contribute my thoughts about the Hoff property discussion.             First, I want to emphasize my concern for protecting the environment. I volunteered 14+ years as a […] Read more »

The Tide Is Rising.

To the Editor,             The Tide Is Rising.             Imagine you are standing in three feet of water; the tide is coming up an inch every few minutes and you can’t swim. You are being told, ‘Don’t worry,’ it’s only rising inches at a time. Eventually you will drown. That is where we are with […] Read more »

Marion Garden Group Beautification Initiative Team

To the Editor,             The Marion Garden Group Beautification Initiative would like to thank all the people responsible for helping us keep the lovely gardens around town looking their best this summer.             Because of the limited resources the town could provide to assist us with our watering efforts, we had a devoted group of “Planter Angels” […] Read more »

Marion Open Spaces Acquisition Committee

To the Editor;             The Marion Open Spaces Acquisition Committee’s (MOSAC) $250,000 charitable contribution to the Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) is problematic.             MOSAC’s Town Meeting Warrant Article requests up to $250,000 for the purchase of a conservation easement on a 33.7-acre property to be owned by the SLT. MOSAC’s recently disclosed target purchase price is now […] Read more »

The Hoff Project

Dear Editor,             I would like to encourage residents of Marion to support the Hoff project and come, if possible, to the Fall Town Meeting at ORRHS on November 5 at 6:45 pm. You may have seen concerns about the value of this land to the town, particularly the financial impacts. First, if we are […] Read more »

Marion’s Town Meeting

Fellow Marion birdwatchers:             Please attend Marion’s Town Meeting on November 5 at 6:45 pm and vote YES on Articles 5, 6, 7 and 8. This will preserve an approximately 42-acre forest block for bird and animal habitat, which, as you are aware, is crucial to keeping our bird friends around. One of the most […] Read more »

Marion Open Space

To the Editor;             Attention dog lovers, nature walkers, bird watchers and outdoor enthusiasts: There are open space articles on the Marion Fall Special Town Meeting warrant that need your voice. We all enjoy the beautiful woods around town, and a YES vote on articles 5, 6, 7 and 8 will preserve about 42 acres […] Read more »

Marion Septic Plan

To the Editor;             Marion septic system owners and developers planning new projects are in for a shock when they see the cost of new septic regulations adopted by the Marion’s Board of Health. The nub of this Board of Health regulation is to control nitrogen emissions from septic systems. This regulation applies to new […] Read more »

Thank You

To the Editor;             I would like to thank the Police Department for their expeditious and very professional manner in transporting my wife to the hospital on two recent occasions. Not only were they medically knowledgeable, they had a very calming effect on my wife. We are fortunate to have such a team that we […] Read more »