Are Fireworks Contaminating Rochester Water?

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They only gather once a year to discuss inter-town water interests, voice their concerns, and share their visions for their respective towns, so members of the Rochester, Marion, and Wareham Water Boards sat and chatted like old friends on October 23 and updated each other on the status and progress of their towns – water-wise. […] Read more »

Cottage Street Application Withdrawn

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As the Town House conference room filled with families and residents from the neighborhood of 16 Cottage Street, no one noticed a significant absence: No one from Sippican Preservation LLC was present. Marion Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Eric Pierce opened the meeting with the full room quietly waiting for the hearing for the proposed […] Read more »

Team CVS Begins Journey With ConCom

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The developers of a proposed CVS for Route 6 began its Marion Conservation Commission chapter in what is looking like a seemingly slow saga ahead for the project; Team CVS received its first ConCom continuation on October 22 for its initial Request for Determination of Applicability to confirm the boundaries of the wetlands. ConCom Chairman […] Read more »

Technology, Safety Dominate Discussion

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The Marion Capital Improvement Planning Committee (CIPC) met October 16 at the Marion Police Station to discuss changes to the ten-year plan for Sippican School assuggested by Old Rochester Regional School District Facilities Director Eugene Jones. Jones opened his statements to the group by requesting an increase in the amount of funds allotted for the […] Read more »

Board Drafts Letter to CVS Developers

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With a unanimous vote, Marion Planning Board members approved a draft letter addressed to developers Robert Korff and Dean Holt of Mark Investments, LLC in response to recent pre-submission conferences, one of them attended by about 150 residents. Board members agreed that during the last meeting, the representatives of the proposed CVS at the corner […] Read more »

Resident Gets Lucky with Septic Variance

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Apparently it does not happen often, but one property owner was lucky enough to ‘strike sand’ during a percolation test, winning him a variance to install a new septic system at a four-foot separation to groundwater level, instead of the Title 5 required five-foot separation. On October 21, Kevin Forgue of G.A.F. Engineering told the […] Read more »

Opposition Mounts Against Goodspeed Pier

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The October 21 meeting of the Mattapoisett Marine Advisory Board was yet another Town board that heard concerns and reasons from residents opposed to Daniel DaRosa’s application to build a 290-foot pier into Mattapoisett’s harbor. It was also a meeting called solely for the purpose of hearing from the public one more time as the […] Read more »

Goodspeed Pier Denied

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After a nearly two hour-long hearing, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission denied Daniel DaRosa’s application to construct a pier at 3 Goodspeed Island, following DaRosa’s insistence that the commission take a vote that evening. Early in this continued hearing, the board heard from Engineer David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates, Inc. who spoke to […] Read more »

ConCom Lets Illegal Hot Tub Stay

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Even though the work was unpermitted, the property owners at 425 Neck Road will be allowed to keep their illegal hot tub and patio that encroaches the ‘25-foot no-touch zone’ along Snipatuit Pond Road, after the Rochester Conservation Committed voted to approve the after-the-fact application for an Amended Order of Conditions on October 21. Andrea […] Read more »

Board Drafts Letter to CVS Developers

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With a unanimous vote, Marion Planning Board members approved a draft letter addressed to developers Robert Korff and Dean Holt of Mark Investments, LLC in response to recent pre-submission conferences, one of them attended by about 150 residents. Board members agreed that during the last meeting, the representatives of the proposed CVS at the corner […] Read more »