Municipal Solar Overlay District

To the Editor: We’d all like to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and save money, right? Solar photovoltaic panels are a great way to achieve this, but not all of us are fortunate to have a roof that isn’t shaded and that faces the right direction, a suitable yard for ground-mounted panels or the […] Read more »

Eleanor (Sylvia) Roche

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Eleanor (Sylvia) Roche, 80, of Mattapoisett died April 22, 2013 after a brief illness at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. She was the beloved wife of Paul Roche for over 55 years. Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph Sylvia and Margaret (Hawley) Sylvia. During her life Eleanor lived in Mattapoisett, Boston, Madison […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Neck Road Price Tag Jumps

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The re-paving of Mattapoisett Neck Road could cost upward of $43,000 more than originally planned, according to representatives from a longtime contracting partner of the town. During a presentation at the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen meeting on Tuesday night, Ron Michalski and Pat Sheridan of Tighe & Bond – the firm handling the improvements – […] Read more »

Shawmut Nearing OK for Recycling Site

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The running public hearing for construction at Shawmut Associates LLC of Cranberry Highway in Rochester continued on Tuesday evening, with Planning Board members estimating that it would take upward of another three meetings to get everything approved by the town’s various boards. Green Seal engineers recently submitted a site plan review to the town, and […] Read more »

Light Agenda, Valuable Decisions

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The Conservation Commission’s schedule was extraordinarily limited, but one meeting carried great importance for the residents of Mattapoisett. Buzzard’s Bay Coalition’s Allen Decker once again was before the commission seeking its approval for a completed grant application and letter to the state for 16.5 acres the coalition is securing and, will ultimately be owned by […] Read more »

Officials Discuss School Surplus

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The Rochester Board of Selectman and members of the Rochester School Committee held a brief joint meeting Monday and discussed the potential reallocation of extra funds from this year’s budget into a special education account in case of unexpected expenses for fiscal year 2014. Ultimately, the Board approved the three articles presented by the School […] Read more »

Old Rochester Little League Opening Day

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Old Rochester Little League will hold its opening day ceremony on Saturday, April 27. The ceremony will begin with a parade of all the ORLL players from Dexter Lane Recreation Area in Rochester to Gifford Park in Rochester. The Little Leaguers will arrive at Dexter Lane Recreation Area at 8:00 am and the parade will […] Read more »

ORR Students Donate Photos

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On May 16, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM at The Center for the Arts in Natick, The Marble Collection will be hosting Spring Into Art, a Magazine Release Party & Benefit. Featuring published student writers and artists, the benefit will celebrate the creative force behind the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts. The event […] Read more »

May Pancake Breakfast

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The Knights of Columbus will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Sunday May 5th from 8:00-11:00am in the lower hall of the K of C building on Rte 6 in Mattapoisett. The menu consists of your choice of a stack of plain, blueberry or chocolate chip pancakes with sausage, orange juice and coffee or milk. […] Read more »

Blue Wave Receives Special Permit

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After a complex hearing, Blue Wave LLC – whose large solar farm project proposed for Tinkham Hill Road brought out approximately 60 vested residents – was approved by the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals for a commercial special permit. The hearing was one of two that contributed to a sprawling four-hour meeting. Richard Charon of […] Read more »