Memorial Announced at Selectmen Meeting


Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee announced the dedication of a bench at the Rochester Police Station to former Police Chief Elmer Lawrence. “I was very fortunate to know Chief Lawrence, who served from 1967 to 1970,” Magee said. “Of course, I didn’t know him at that time,” he joked, “but I was very fortunate to […] Read more »

Board’s Uncertainty Delays Jenney Vote


Marion Building Commissioner Scott Shippey left the room during the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on November 10 as the board began deliberating whether or not it would uphold Shippey’s cease and desist order against David Jenney of 818 Point Road for an unpermitted logging operation, or grant Jenney’s appeal and thus recognize the firewood […] Read more »

Committee Approves New Special Ed Staff at Sippican


A changing population at Sippican School prompted central school administration to recommend to the Marion School Committee on November 9 that they approve the hiring of a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) to the Sippican School staff. The BCBA position requires a master’s degree, certification in the field that is current, and experience working in […] Read more »

State Of The Art Septic Systems Planned


Protecting salt and fresh water sources from pollutants in heavily developed regions has long been a problem. But on November 9, Marion’s Conservation Commission heard about a new type of residential septic system called Singulair. David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider and Associates, representing Sue Reamer, 25 Holly Road and Robert Wilson, 43 Holly Road, […] Read more »

VFW Property Wrinkles Town House Planning


On November 15, the Marion Board of Selectmen once again met with members of the Town House Building Committee, this time to hear a request for $14,600 from a Community Preservation grant. The funds would be used to complete proposals the committee wishes to put before the residents. William Saltonstall spoke on behalf of the […] Read more »

Water Ban to Remain in Effect


Representatives of the four towns served under the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Supply Protection Advisory Committee met on November 8 and decided to continue to enforce the mandatory water ban imposed by the state, although some Massachusetts communities have recently “seceded” from the restrictions, as Fairhaven DPW Superintendent Vincent Furtado put it. Mattapoisett Water & […] Read more »

The Never Ending Story: Brandt Point Village


Brandt Point Village seems stuck in a cycle of promises made, meetings held to discuss mandatory to-dos, nothing getting done, and then the cycle starts again. At least those were the sentiments once again aired when the Mattapoisett Planning Board met on November 7. When Paul Osenkowski asked what the status was of the mandated […] Read more »

Funding Requests Set for Fall Town Meeting


In spite of a fairly short list of articles on the Mattapoisett Fall Special Town Meeting warrant, there was still plenty of work to do and plenty of discussion leading up to the November 4 signing of the warrant. And to that end on Wednesday, November 3, the selectmen participated in a working session with […] Read more »

Planning Board Reviews Potential Condos


The majority of the November 7 Marion Planning Board meeting was spent discussing a new development for the property next to the Baldwin Bros. office, which has been in proposed development for years. Local lawyer Patricia McArdle and Bill Curley came before the Planning Board on Monday night to field comments and advisories on a […] Read more »

Budget Boost for Blown Engine

Marion Town House

Fire Chief Brian Jackvony was before the Marion Finance Committee on Monday night, November 7, requesting a budget transfer totaling $4,500 to replace a blown engine in the fire department’s command vehicle, a 2008 Ford Expedition. The vehicle, which Jackvony uses to commute between his home in Cumberland, Rhode Island, and Marion, began developing symptoms […] Read more »