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Superintendent Doug White told the Old Rochester Regional School Committee on September 13 that the school district did things a little bit differently for teachers and staff on opening day this year. Aside from meeting in the auditorium instead of the cafeteria, White unveiled the school district’s new initiative: branding ORR. Each staff member was […] Read more »

New Plan Unveiled For Snow Fields Lots

Once again, the Mattapoisett Town Hall conference room was packed with abutters waiting to hear and see the plan modifications for a two-lot subdivision at the end of Snow Fields Road. But on September 18 what they got instead was a completely new roadway plan, one that would take the most contentious part of the […] Read more »

Town Master Plan Unveiled

After three years of dedicated effort, the Marion Planning Board on September 18 presented the completed Master Plan to a small crowd of Marion residents at the board’s Monday night meeting. The board is hoping the Master Plan will be adopted at the Fall Special Town Meeting on October 23. Planning Board member Jennifer Francis […] Read more »

Loranger’s 120 Front Street Plan Approved

The Marion Conservation Commission on September 13 approved and issued special conditions for 120 Front Street, LLC’s Notice of Intent to raze and reconstruct a one-family house at 120 Front Street, with the addition of a pool and some grading. Commission Chairman Cynthia Callow commented that she found the engineer honest, and, “I like what […] Read more »

Selectmen Interview Two for Police Chief

Two current members of the Marion Police Department are hoping they have what it takes to fill, as Board of Selectmen Chairman Jody Dickerson put it, the “big shoes” that current Police Chief Lincoln Miller will leave behind when he retires effective December 31 at the end of this year. The selectmen opted to seek […] Read more »

Oyster Farmer Must Gain More Experience

Shea Doonan will continue to have to wait for a vote from the Marion Board of Selectmen until he has sufficient experience as an oyster farmer before the board will allow Doonan to move forward with his application for a second oyster farm at Mitton’s Flats in Sippican Harbor. During the original hearing date on […] Read more »

‘Yays’ Outweigh ‘Nays’ for Farmer’s Market

The discussion surrounding an agricultural business on Marion Road proposed by Craig Canning of Rochester Farms, LLC went in virtual crop circles on September 12 as Rochester Planning Board members, abutters, proponents, and the developer orbited around topics such as hours of operation, site layout, and what is actually legal on the property as per […] Read more »

Marion Police Respond to Shots Fired

On Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:53PM, the Marion Police Department responded to Mill Street (Route 6) in Marion for an apparent domestic violence call involving shots fired. The female victim reported she had been shot at, while travelling along Route 6 westbound in the area of Sparrow Lane. A few minutes later, officers responding […] Read more »

Selectman Joins a Dwindling ConCom

On September 11 in a rare but necessary move, the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen appointed one of its own, Selectman Tyler Macallister, to the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission. The commission has been struggling to make a quorum in recent months as several of the volunteers to this very busy town board have stepped down. Calls to […] Read more »

Town Clerk Earns Prestigious Certification

There are 301 town clerks in the state of Massachusetts, but only half of those ever achieve certification from the Massachusetts Town Clerks’ Association. Mattapoisett’s town clerk Catherine Heuberger was recognized by the selectmen during the September 12 meeting for her achievement in securing Certified Massachusetts Municipal Clerk designation. According to a press release from […] Read more »