SRPEDD To Study Route 6 Corridor

Anyone who has ever traveled along Route 6 knows it’s a road from another era. Once the main highway that carried vacationers from points south and west to Cape Cod, many parts of this state roadway now run through economically depressed sections of cities and towns, while others intersect the very hearts of vital communities. […] Read more »

Marion Likes Shelter Regionalization Idea

According to officials in Marion, the impromptu emergency shelter that Marion and Mattapoisett opened at Old Rochester Regional High School during the March 13 storm worked out quite well, kicking off a conversation amongst the Marion Board of Health, Marion Public Health Nurse, and Marion Police Chief on April 10 about coordinating with their neighbors […] Read more »

All is Well for Fairhaven Well Request

There have been many, many nights at the Mattapoisett Town Hall when the Conservation Commission’s meeting began in the waning light of a spring day and ended deep in the darkened evening. But on April 9, it was light outside when the meeting began and still light just twenty-five minutes later when the meeting was […] Read more »

Rochester Braces for Even More Solar

More Rochester residents may soon find their newest neighbors may be solar panels over the coming months. Town Planner Steve Starrett said on April 10 that there have been seven new large-scale solar farm inquiries made to his office, with at least three of them expected to file for Site Plan Review within the next […] Read more »

Rochester Elects Ciaburri for Selectman

Results are in and Rochester voters elected Paul Ciaburri for Board of Selectmen this Wednesday, April 11, during the annual election. Ciaburri, Rochester’s emergency preparedness director, beat Finance Committee and ZBA member David Arancio 340 to 296, and will fill the selectmen’s seat vacated by Naida Parker, now former selectman of 15 years. Parker reveled […] Read more »

Harbormaster Tells Of Storm Damage

It should come as no surprise that Mattapoisett’s treasured and historic wharves suffered during the 2017-2018 storm season. Mattapoisett Harbormaster Jill Simmons shared highlights of the damage inflicted by storms during her presentation to the Mattapoisett Finance Committee on March 28. Going back, Simmons says an early seasonal storm moved the ramp at Barstow wharf […] Read more »

Fatal Crash on Aucoot Road

At approximately 8:05 pm, Friday April 6, 2018, the Mattapoisett Police Department received a telephone call reporting a motor vehicle crash on Aucoot Road approximately a quarter mile prior to the entrance to Harbor Beach. Officers who responded to the crash site found a vehicle that had traveled south on Aucoot Road, a two-lane roadway […] Read more »

ConCom Takes Action on Wetlands Violation

The Marion Conservation Commission on March 28 issued an Enforcement Order to the owners of 78 Wareham Road for what the commission perceived as an obvious violation of the Wetlands Protection Act and the Clean Rivers Act after visiting the site. According to Vice Chairman Jeffrey Doubrava, extensive clear-cutting has taken place after visiting the […] Read more »

911 Regionalization Slated for May

Rochester is approaching the day when it will completely switch over its 911 emergency dispatch service to a regional service based in Duxbury, and on April 2 Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar told the Rochester Board of Selectmen that date could be as soon as May 15. All infrastructure upgrades such as repeaters, transmitters, and generators […] Read more »

Board Bumps Spring Street Next in Line

Spring Street, formerly known as Phase 4 of Marion’s Village Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan, was bumped up to be the next phase the town will tackle, putting Spring Street ahead of Main Street, formerly the very next phase of the plan. Jennifer Francis, on behalf of the Planning Board’s Transportation and Circulation Task Force, asked […] Read more »