Buzzards Bay Coalition Asks For Support

With one of the lightest agendas this group has seen in months, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission discussed a big question – big in terms of acreage, that is. Alan Decker of the Buzzards Bay Coalition met with the commissioners on February 27 seeking support for the acquisition of a 53-acre parcel at the corner of […] Read more »

Herring Counts Remain Low

On February 28, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen met with local members of Alewives Anonymous, Inc. for the annual Tri-Town herring report and meeting. In attendance from AA were Arthur Benner, Jim Gurney, and David Watling. Speaking for the group, Watling said, “Runs have been a mess in 2016.” He said that the Massachusetts Division […] Read more »

Neighbors Oppose Large-Scale Multi-Family

Christian Loranger, the developer of a multi-family condominium at 16 Cottage Street, is looking to develop an additional condo complex at 324 Front Street to the dismay of some neighbors, especially abutter Peter Douglas of 326 Front Street. A historic white house currently sits at the site, and Loranger plans to raze the house to […] Read more »

Planning Board Tackles Draft Master Plan

The Marion Planning Board held a special meeting on February 28 for the second review of the town’s Draft Master Plan. Kenneth Buckland is assisting the board with the plan and facilitated the meeting. Two sections were discussed by the board this evening: Services and Facilities, and Transportation and Circulation. Buckland started the discussion, suggesting […] Read more »

Energy Committee Pursues LED Street Lights

The Marion Energy Management Committee on Monday, February 27, held a meeting attended by Town Administrator Paul Dawson. Dawson provided an update on a number of ongoing issues related to Future Generation Wind billing and reimbursement issues. Dawson contacted representatives at Eversource to determine when the Town may receive its reimbursement from payments made through […] Read more »

ConCom Denies Loranger Project

As requested by the applicant during the last meeting, the Marion Conservation Commission denied the Notice of Intent application submitted by Christian Loranger of 120 Front Street to construct a single-family house, pool, pool house, and other accessories such as patios and a driveway. The commission considered the application as not having sufficient enough information […] Read more »

Sub-division Complicated By Starts and Stops

The plan has been in the works since 2009, but after starts and stops over the past eight years, the sub-division planned for Old Mill Way and Hartley Road was back on track. Gary Mills and DBA Southeastern Realty Development’s engineer Don Bracken met with the Rochester Conservation Commission on February 21 with five separate […] Read more »

Recreation Department Going Strong

Despite icy patches and hard packed snow mounds surrounding Mattapoisett’s town hall, inside was warm and the conversation inspiring as Recreation Department Director Greta Fox met with the members of the Mattapoisett Finance Committee on February 17. Fox said it had been an exciting year that included an expanded basketball program. She described a program […] Read more »

Village Streets To Be Designed By VHB

With one of the largest projects ever untaken by Mattapoisett about to begin, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen met the winning engineering team on February 16. It didn’t take long, however, before the gauntlet was thrown into the middle of Main Street. The project is the 25% design of the town’s historic village streets. With […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Installs 911 System Upgrade

Through grant funding provided by the State 911 Department, the Mattapoisett Police Department has upgraded its 911 service to the Next Generation 911 (NG911) system, the latest in 911 service technology. The NG911 system is an improved emergency call technology created to better handle rising call traffic more efficiently. The new system went online January […] Read more »