Longtime Town Employee Retiring

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Longtime Secretary for the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals Maria Cananzey is retiring after 23 years of service to the town. She will be retiring in five weeks, according to Town Inspector Andy Bobola, who made the announcement at the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen’s regular meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at Town Hall. “It’s going […] Read more »

Planning Board Railroaded by ZBA

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Tensions ran high at Tuesday night’s Planning Board meeting as members expressed their concern and frustration at the tabling of the discussion of an article at Monday’s special Fall Town Meeting. Last night, four out of the five articles on the Warrant were passed by over 150 residents who attended. But the one article which […] Read more »

101 Dalmatians Coming to Marion

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Rehearsals are well underway for the Chapel Players of the First Congregational Church of Marion’s production of “101 Dalmatians,” a fundraiser to be presented on October 26 at 7:00 pm. and October 27 at 3:00 pm. in the Community Center, 144 Front Street. Tickets are $10 for all seats and may be purchased at the Marion General Store or from […] Read more »

Solar Panel Discussion Leads to Dissenting Opinions

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Members of the Marion Planning Board (PB) met with the Marion Energy Management Committee (EMC) on October 22 at Music Hall in Marion — leading to dissenting opinions on a proposed zoning bylaw for solar panels. EMC Chairman David Pierce said it was the Joint Committee’s responsibility to provide direction to the Marion Selectmen on […] Read more »

Town Hall, Capital Repair Projects Approved

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135 voters turned out in Rochester Monday evening, October 22, to vote for the five articles on the warrant for the annual Special Town Meeting. The event was held in the Rochester Memorial School cafeteria. The first article, which was also the hottest item on the agenda, would spend $897,000 of the town’s money on […] Read more »

Grand View Project: Withdrawn

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It was to be another night of debate and argument over the future of Dean Withrow’s plan to build a single-family home at 25 Grand View Avenue. For months, the project has been met with a considerable amount of opposition from abutters in the neighborhood in various public meetings. Their concerns range from the placement […] Read more »

ORYF Dance Teams Bring Home the Gold

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The Old Rochester Youth Football Midget, PeeWee and Junior PeeWee Dance Squads had a great showing over the weekend at their competition on Saturday, October 20 in Providence, RI.  All three teams earned first place in their divisions, bringing home gold medals and trophies.  With the wins, the girls advance to the next stage of […] Read more »

Friends Of Old Rochester Music Cash Calendar

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Are you thinking about a way to invest in the future? Is there a better way than to support young musicians in our schools?  FORM assists ORR music programs financially providing instruments, trips, professional clinics, and most importantly scholarships. Check your backpacks, the Friends of Old Rochester Music have provided all Junior High and Senior […] Read more »

Friends of Plumb Library Meeting Change

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The Friends of Plumb Library Annual meeting, originally scheduled for Monday, October 29 at 6:00, has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 1 at 6:30. This is for the business portion of the meeting only. The program portion will be rescheduled to a later date. If you have ideas for fundraising or for the Holiday Open […] Read more »

1A Design Plan Completed for Renovations

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The Marion Capitol Improvement Planning Committee met Thursday, October 18, at Music Hall in Marion. The meeting was attended by Chairman Norm Hills and members Casey Barros, Dick Giberti and Ham Gravem. A Phase 1A design plan by CDM Smith to renovate South Street and Ryder Lane  has been completed. There are not yet any […] Read more »