CVS Project Continues to Continue


After multiple requests to continue the public hearing for LEC Environmental Consultants, affiliated with the proposed CVS project, the Marion Conservation Commission on May 27 wondered how much longer they should honor the company’s requests to continue continuing. The first public hearing to address the Request for Determination of Applicability to establish the wetlands lines […] Read more »

Solar Project Promised an ‘Expeditious’ Process


The Marion Planning Board heard the gist of the plan for a new solar energy facility slated for Tucker Lane, and Chairman Robert Lane on June 1 promised Clean Energy Collective representatives a Planning Board process “as smooth and expeditious as possible.” This solar farm project will be the first in the Town of Marion […] Read more »

First Zero-Lot Line Project Proposed


No sooner did the ink dry on the new zoning bylaw allowing construction of duplex residences with zero lot lines before The Preserve at the Bay Club Director Ted Gowdy came before the Mattapoisett Planning Board to propose just such a project. A cul-de-sac within the Bay Club boundary lines currently named Split Road Lane […] Read more »

New Assistant Harbormaster Appointed


The Marion Board of Selectmen met June 2 to discuss various topics including the appointment of a new assistant harbormaster, the search for a new fire chief, and updates on the bike path. The board heard from Harbormaster Michael Cormier on the topic of appointing Peter Bourgault as assistant harbormaster and assistant shellfish officer. Bourgault […] Read more »

Kids Enjoy Trial Breakfast Program


Rochester Memorial School held its first of two days piloting a school breakfast program on May 21, and on June 2 RMS Principal Derek Medeiros told the Rochester School Committee what he heard in response from the students. “The feedback I received from the students was pretty exciting,” said Medeiros. “The children were just really […] Read more »

ConCom Issues Enforcement Order


Quietly, almost gently but assuredly with resolve, the Rochester Conservation Commission on June 2 approved moving forward to deal with property owners who were not in compliance with wetlands regulations. Last December, Conservation Agent Laurell Farinon received an anonymous letter complaining that property located at 78 Alley Road and owned by Robin Baptista had sustained […] Read more »

Board Recommends Bylaw Amendments


The Rochester Planning Board met May 26 to discuss three zoning bylaw amendments to be presented at the June 8 Annual Town Meeting. The board voted unanimously to recommend that the Town adopt the following amendments in upcoming Town Meeting. One is an amendment to section VII of the Flood Plain District. The amendment will […] Read more »

Antique Home Will Be Updated


It wasn’t a long or busy night for the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals when they met on May 21 with only two hearings before a full board populated by Chairman Susan Akin, Mary Anne Brogan, Paul Milott, Norman Lyonnais and Kenneth Pacheco. But for one of the two hearings, it was a rather historical […] Read more »

Local Bar Switches Hands


Ask anyone in town where Rick’s Tavern, AKA “the old Brad’s,” is located and they will likely point you toward the small narrow structure nestled at 35 County Road. The bar has now switched hands and will be called “The Stowaway,” and the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen on May 26 approved the On Premise All […] Read more »

Fields Are Fine, Employees Oppose TM Article


“I’d like to put any rumors to rest about the ball fields,” said David Hughes of the Rochester Parks Commission. “These ball fields right now are running top notch.” Hughes attended the Rochester Board of Selectmen meeting May 18 to dispel the previously discussed notion that the ball fields of Rochester are overcrowded this season […] Read more »