Board Secures Funding for SRPEDD Assistance

The Marion Planning Board took the opportunity of a light meeting agenda on June 5 to thoroughly discuss its current budget and future needs. The board efficiently addressed bylaw codification and voted to secure funding for assistance with the Town’s Master Plan. Board member Norman Hills, a member of the Bylaw Codification Sub-committee, notified the […] Read more »

Police Chief Announces Retirement

Marion Police Chief Lincoln Miller gave the Marion Board of Selectmen on June 6 a brief update on the goings-on at the police station, which ultimately became a public announcement of his impending retirement. The department is about to once again undergo the process of accreditation, which happens every three years. Miller said Marion is […] Read more »

‘Joint’ Prefers New Two-year Eval Cycle

The consensus amongst the joint school committees is that having a two-year evaluation process is more successful than the one-year evaluation process. On May 31, Superintendent Doug White presented his mid-cycle review of the Tri-Town school districts’ goals and their progress towards meeting those goals. With the assistance of a subcommittee charged with forming and […] Read more »

No Quorum, Hearing Continued

With no quorum on May 25, the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals had to withhold opening the continued public hearing for Augusta Rosenthal of 8 Quelle Lane and subsequently had to continue the hearing after only three members showed up for the meeting. Building Commissioner Scott Shippey attempted to call other members of the board […] Read more »

ConCom Approves Two, Continues Two

The Marion Conservation Commission on May 24 gave the OK for one Request for Determination of Applicability and one Notice of Intent, but they continued two other hearings in order to gather further information and documents. Barrett and Virginia Levenson received an Order of Conditions for their project at Cross Neck Road to construct a […] Read more »

Farmer’s Market Presents Preliminary Plan

The Rochester Planning Board on May 23 held an informal meeting to review the preliminary specs of a new farmer’s market coming to Rochester. Engineer Bill Madden, representing Greg Canning, gave the board a general sense of the proposal slated for the 60-acre property on Marion Road situated on the west side of Marion Road […] Read more »

Volunteers Wanted for Moving Wall

With no appointments scheduled on the agenda, the Rochester Board of Selectmen breezed through its May 22 pre-town meeting BOS meeting with an appointment to the Conservation Commission and a memo from the Tri-Town’s veterans agent pertaining to Wareham’s hosting of the Vietnam War Moving Wall in August. Veterans Agent Jo-Ann O’Malley announced that the […] Read more »

Derelict Home To Be Razed

A house in the Harbor Beach neighborhood of Mattapoisett that has become the seaside home of four-legged visitors will be razed. William Bachant of Wareham came before the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals on May 18 seeking permission to tear down the vacant and dilapidated house located at 6 Cedar Street. He said a new […] Read more »

King Concerned About ConCom Vacancies

Meeting on May 23, the evening following Bob Rogers’ announcement that he would be departing from the Conservation Commission, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen heard from commission member Mike King. King will soon be the most senior member on the commission when Rogers’ term ends on July 1. He told the selectmen, “I’m concerned about […] Read more »

Town Meeting Approves All Articles

A moratorium on marijuana retail sales, a screening fence for an RMS abutter … Voters during the Rochester Annual Town Meeting on May 22 gave approval for all 18 of the warrant’s articles, and all within an hour and a half. Article 1 to accept the annual report of all town officers and committees passed, […] Read more »