ConCom and MOSAC Visit Grassi Bog


Two new aluminum gangways are going in at Grassi Bog to provide trail access for hikers after the Marion Conservation Commission on August 13 approved the Marion Open Spaces Acquisition Commission’s request – but it did not go through without a little harsh criticism about MOSAC and the Grassi Bog property from one commission member. […] Read more »

Due Diligence Before Approval


A continued hearing to demolish an existing cottage to make way for a larger single-family dwelling was again continued, after the engineer for Gloria Doviak of 356 Snows Pond Road lacked some important details the Rochester Conservation Commission needed before approving the Notice of Intent, which includes a new sewage disposal system and site grading […] Read more »

A Tale of Two Covers


Sometimes the best-laid plans get foiled in a way that turns out to be a lot of fun. This past week, we spent hours at the Rochester Country Fair taking photos and video as well as having a great time – the plan was to feature the fair on this week’s cover. A no-brainer, right? […] Read more »

Mosquito Spraying in Marion Wednesday


Plymouth County Mosquito Control will be conducting ground spraying before sunrise on Wednesday morning in Marion.  Residents may wish to close their windows prior to spraying. Read more »

Conditions Drafted for Leisure Shores Marina


Members of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission reviewed a draft of conditions that they have been working on with Conservation Agent Elizabeth Leidhold. Since the Conservation Commission’s primary area of responsibility is protection of wetland and waterways, these conditions are solely focused on those areas of this property versus uplands areas. Harbormaster Jill Simmons read from […] Read more »

EEE Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Marion and Rochester


The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that EEE virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Marion and Rochester  Massachusetts.  More specifically a bird biting mosquito culiseta melanoma was found in samples taken from the Northwest quadrant in Marion, and the North quadrant in Rochester. EEE is a rare but serious illness […] Read more »

Two Arrested for B&E in Mattapoisett


Just after 2pm on Friday the Mattapoisett Police were called to a home on Driscoll Lane for a reported breaking and entering in progress. A neighbor saw movement in the home, which they knew was supposed to be vacant. The police apprehended one male at the scene and a second female waiting near by in […] Read more »

Sun May Shine on Solar Farm in Marion


Two residents who have fought to construct a solar facility in Marion are closer to approval than ever before. With a show of hands, the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved the commercial solar facility slated for County Road, but Laura and Dale Briggs will still have to wait until August 21 for the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Joins Marion in Water Restriction


There is a water shortage in the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Supply District (MRVWD) and, in addition to Marion’s own bylaw already restricting outdoor water usage in the summertime, the Mattapoisett Water and Sewer Department has now placed a mandatory outdoor water usage restriction on Mattapoisett residents until further notice. The Mattapoisett Water and Sewer […] Read more »

Board Approves New TA and Police Sergeant


There was a lot of swearing during the Rochester Board of Selectmen meeting on August 11– swearing-in, that is. Rochester officially welcomed and appointed its new town administrator, Michael McCue, who stood before Town Clerk and Selectman Naida Parker, right hand raised, promising to do his duty for the Town of Rochester during his first […] Read more »