Conditions Drafted for Leisure Shores Marina

MTcc_081414

Members of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission reviewed a draft of conditions that they have been working on with Conservation Agent Elizabeth Leidhold. Since the Conservation Commission’s primary area of responsibility is protection of wetland and waterways, these conditions are solely focused on those areas of this property versus uplands areas. Harbormaster Jill Simmons read from […] Read more »

EEE Confirmed in Mosquitoes from Marion and Rochester

Mosquito

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced today that EEE virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Marion and Rochester  Massachusetts.  More specifically a bird biting mosquito culiseta melanoma was found in samples taken from the Northwest quadrant in Marion, and the North quadrant in Rochester. EEE is a rare but serious illness […] Read more »

Two Arrested for B&E in Mattapoisett

BandE081514

Just after 2pm on Friday the Mattapoisett Police were called to a home on Driscoll Lane for a reported breaking and entering in progress. A neighbor saw movement in the home, which they knew was supposed to be vacant. The police apprehended one male at the scene and a second female waiting near by in […] Read more »

Sun May Shine on Solar Farm in Marion

MRzba_081414

Two residents who have fought to construct a solar facility in Marion are closer to approval than ever before. With a show of hands, the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved the commercial solar facility slated for County Road, but Laura and Dale Briggs will still have to wait until August 21 for the […] Read more »

Mattapoisett Joins Marion in Water Restriction

MT_TH_sign

There is a water shortage in the Mattapoisett River Valley Water Supply District (MRVWD) and, in addition to Marion’s own bylaw already restricting outdoor water usage in the summertime, the Mattapoisett Water and Sewer Department has now placed a mandatory outdoor water usage restriction on Mattapoisett residents until further notice. The Mattapoisett Water and Sewer […] Read more »

Board Approves New TA and Police Sergeant

ROsel_081414_4

There was a lot of swearing during the Rochester Board of Selectmen meeting on August 11– swearing-in, that is. Rochester officially welcomed and appointed its new town administrator, Michael McCue, who stood before Town Clerk and Selectman Naida Parker, right hand raised, promising to do his duty for the Town of Rochester during his first […] Read more »

Board Pulls a 180 in Traffic Talks

ROplan_081414

Discussion over traffic concerns appeared to do doughnuts, with board members’ tires spinning, and agreement among the board stalled on August 12 over access for a proposed filling station on Cranberry Highway. Two separate but related public hearings wound up being continued after over two hours of pushing and pulling between board members and with […] Read more »

Weather Watch Wednesday

normal_flood_DSCN0292

The weather’s not looking good for Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the area for all day Wednesday as they are expecting heavy rains. Thunderstorms are expected to accompany the rain and there is the potential for heavy rain of 1 to 2 inches per hour ate times. Those […] Read more »

Plan to Restore Illegal Logging Approved

ROcc_080714

Trees cut down and brush cleared without a permit will have to be replanted at 510 New Bedford Road, according to a restoration plan the Rochester Conservation Commission approved on August 5. Carmelo Nicolosi, standing in for Rick Charon of Charon Associates, the representative for property owners Christopher Faustino Jr. and Britney Ashley, presented the […] Read more »

“Public Trust” Worth Protecting

MTmarine_080714

Calling the precious waterfront and harbor areas of Mattapoisett a “public trust,” members of the Marine Advisory Board voted to send a letter to the selectmen citing concerns that the waterfront management plan might be overlooked by the Conservation Commission. Member Robert Moore and others at the July 31 meeting felt it was important during […] Read more »