ORR Will Not Pursue Mandatory Uniforms

Neither the school committee nor the junior high or high school principals expressed interest in pursuing mandatory school uniforms or a strict dress code at the Old Rochester Regional campus. At the request of Marion resident Gary Powers, the ORR School Committee entertained an agenda item at its December 14 meeting to discuss a new […] Read more »

ConCom Needs Time to “Digest” Revised 40B

Four Bay Watch Realty representatives presented their sophisticated and revised plan for a 96-unit development near Route 105 and Route 6 at a Marion Conservation Commission meeting on December 14. The plan showed two, 30-unit apartment buildings, positioned south, toward Route 105, housing 60 units in total, in one area of the parcel, which was […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Landowner Terminates CVS Negotiations

Mattapoisett property owner Wayne Walega confirmed on Tuesday that a deal to build a 13,000 square foot CVS pharmacy on the corner of Route 6 and North Street was terminated. In a statement released from Walega Associates of 24 North Street, the deal termination was due to “development issues that could not be resolved… after […] Read more »

Marion Thanks Board Members for Service

Instead of looking at an agenda, those who serve on town boards socialized with one another at the annual Town House potluck holiday gathering held at the Marion Music Hall on Tuesday evening. “We have this event, in the spirit of the season, to thank everyone who volunteers to come out, often in the evening, […] Read more »

Sperry Tents Parking Issue Discussed

Resolution on the issue of whether Sperry Tents can park its company vehicles at its residential neighbor’s property was explored at the Rochester Planning Board’s meeting on Tuesday, December 13. Earlier this fall, Marjorie Skrutski of 10 Marion Road received a cease and desist order after allowing Sperry Tents to park on her property without […] Read more »

Selectmen Promote Days to Captain

The Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen promoted Sergeant Anthony Days to the officer rank of Captain at their meeting on December 13. The new appointment would furnish the town with a second-in-command to the police chief. Police Chief Mary Lyons met with the Board to explain the process that resulted in the recommendation to promote Sergeant […] Read more »

ORR Hall of Fame Applications Sought

Applications are now being accepted for the Old Rochester Regional Athletic Hall of Fame. Applications will be accepted until January 1, 2012. The ORR Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to celebrate 50 years of athletic excellence at ORRHS and to honor alumni and coaches who represented the school with class, dignity, sportsmanship […] Read more »

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Thank you to all who supported Girl Scouts at the Plumb Corner’s Holiday Celebration. Be on the lookout for more Girl Scout events in near future. Girl Scouts will be in Rochester at Plumb Corner on December 17 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and December 31 from 8:30 am to 5:00 […] Read more »

Board Orders Resident to Stabilize Fill

A Mattapoisett resident who dumped unauthorized fill on town-owned land for better beach access was ordered by the Conservation Commission at its December 12 meeting to stabilize the pile. The stabilization is a stopgap measure as the resident pursues necessary permitting so town officials can determine whether the fill will stay or go. Through his […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Prepares for FY 2013 Budget

The funding of a new position for a technology director topped the wish list in a discussion of the fiscal year school budget for 2013, which geared up when the Mattapoisett School Committee met on Monday at Center School. Chairman Grace Knox asked each of the principals to prepare a list of weighted priorities for […] Read more »