Selectmen Interview Two for Police Chief

Two current members of the Marion Police Department are hoping they have what it takes to fill, as Board of Selectmen Chairman Jody Dickerson put it, the “big shoes” that current Police Chief Lincoln Miller will leave behind when he retires effective December 31 at the end of this year. The selectmen opted to seek […] Read more »

Oyster Farmer Must Gain More Experience

Shea Doonan will continue to have to wait for a vote from the Marion Board of Selectmen until he has sufficient experience as an oyster farmer before the board will allow Doonan to move forward with his application for a second oyster farm at Mitton’s Flats in Sippican Harbor. During the original hearing date on […] Read more »

‘Yays’ Outweigh ‘Nays’ for Farmer’s Market

The discussion surrounding an agricultural business on Marion Road proposed by Craig Canning of Rochester Farms, LLC went in virtual crop circles on September 12 as Rochester Planning Board members, abutters, proponents, and the developer orbited around topics such as hours of operation, site layout, and what is actually legal on the property as per […] Read more »

Marion Police Respond to Shots Fired

On Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:53PM, the Marion Police Department responded to Mill Street (Route 6) in Marion for an apparent domestic violence call involving shots fired. The female victim reported she had been shot at, while travelling along Route 6 westbound in the area of Sparrow Lane. A few minutes later, officers responding […] Read more »

Selectman Joins a Dwindling ConCom

On September 11 in a rare but necessary move, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen appointed one of its own, Selectman Tyler Macallister, to the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission. The commission has been struggling to make a quorum in recent months as several of the volunteers to this very busy town board have stepped down. Calls to […] Read more »

Town Clerk Earns Prestigious Certification

There are 301 town clerks in the state of Massachusetts, but only half of those ever achieve certification from the Massachusetts Town Clerks’ Association. Mattapoisett’s town clerk Catherine Heuberger was recognized by the selectmen during the September 12 meeting for her achievement in securing Certified Massachusetts Municipal Clerk designation. According to a press release from […] Read more »

Three Options for Bike Path Crossing

On Thursday, September 7, the Marion Pathways Committee gave the public a chance to view the three engineering concepts for a future bike path crossing to take people from the west side of the planned bike path to the east side, traversing Spring Street and Route 105. On the wall of the Marion Music Hall […] Read more »

Progressive Grower Clears ConCom Review

On September 5, Craig Canning, Progressive Grower, Inc. of West Wareham, along with engineer Bill Madden of G.A.F. Engineering, met with the Rochester Conservation Commission for the continuation of a public hearing. The hearing was to review a Notice Of Intent filing by Canning for the construction of an agricultural supply and fertilizer distribution center […] Read more »

ConCom Goes Into Overdrive

On Wednesday, August 30, the three members of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission – Chairman Michael King and Commissioners Chapman Dickerson and Trevor Francis – handled 14 separate cases in a meeting that lasted three hours. Due to a lack of quorum at the previously scheduled meeting, and the threat of another on Monday, August 28, […] Read more »

Teachers, Parents Prepare for New Report Card

Educators from all three elementary school districts and the school administration have been preparing for months for a transition from the old report card format to a new one that principals and administrators agree will better represent the progress of individual students. The principals from Rochester Memorial, Sippican, and Center and Old Hammondtown Schools have […] Read more »