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 »

Vehicle Lands in Water at Ned’s Point


A 19-year-old woman in a Jeep Cherokee drove her vehicle over the rocks and into Mattapoisett Harbor late Monday morning, November 7, partially submerging the front end of the car in the water. According to the Mattapoisett Fire Department, Chief 1, Engine 1, and Rescue 1 responded to a call at Ned’s Point reporting that […] Read more »

Trump Tops Rochester, Clinton Takes Marion


All three towns experienced some delays once polls closed on Tuesday night, delaying results by an hour in Rochester and Marion and over two and a half hours in Mattapoisett. The reason, for the most part, was early voter ballots. In Rochester, with roughly 900 early voter ballots, or 25% of the voter turnout, it […] Read more »

Conservation Commission Discusses Shooting Range


Under acting Chairman Rosemary Smith (Michael Conway and John Teal both being absent for the meeting), the Rochester Conservation Commission opened its November 1 meeting as final board member Daniel Gagne hurried into the room. Brian Grady of G.A.F. Engineering was on hand at the meeting for a simple discussion with the commission representing Steve […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Schools Planning Tighter Security


In the lead up to Fall Town Meeting on November 21, Mattapoisett’s Finance Committee has been meeting with department heads. And although it appears as if the warrant will be light on articles, conducting the financial business of the town remains in high gear. Meeting with the committee members led by Town Administrator Michael Gagne […] Read more »

State Lifts Ban on Shellfishing


Shellfishing in Buzzards Bay is back in business now that the ban issued on October 7 has been lifted. The Massachusetts Division of Marine and Fisheries officially lifted the ban as of noon on October 31 after analysis results showed that the toxin-emitting phytoplankton bloom that has plagued Buzzards Bay waters for over three weeks […] Read more »

Grassi Bog Project Granted Another Amendment


Three years after a major rainstorm washed out the spillway system at Grassi Bog and caused flooding to abutting properties, it appears the reconstruction of the spillways will finally get underway now that a second amendment to the Order of Conditions of the approved plan has been approved. Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission Chairman John […] Read more »