Planning Board: You Can’t Regulate Stupidity

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A raised island that dictates a right-turn only out of a new filling station on Cranberry Highway turned into a figurative speed bump in a discussion about safety during the July 22 Rochester Planning Board meeting. Half the board favored altering the site plan for Rochester Crossroads, LLC to include a raised island to reinforce […] Read more »

Tri-Town Police Battle Break-ins

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Tri-Town tranquility has been interrupted recently by a string of home and vehicle break-ins, but the teamwork of local authorities is making progress towards bringing the thieves to justice. After their town experienced multiple break-ins of houses and vehicles, the Rochester Police Department announced Friday, July 18 that they made an arrest in one of […] Read more »

Two Arrested for Car Theft

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As a result of a joint investigation with the Marion, Fall River, Mattapoisett and Plymouth Police departments, arrests of two suspects were made for their involvement in the theft of a motor vehicle, that occurred in Marion on July 15, 2014. Information obtained from the Plymouth Police Department helped identify one of the suspects, who […] Read more »

Bay Club Seeks Changes to Zoning Bylaws

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Mattapoisett’s Planning Board has spent time working on improving the language in several zoning bylaws – changes they hope will make the bylaws easier to understand and to implement in the community. To that end, they have dedicated portions of their regularly scheduled meetings to the effort while also imploring the community to add their […] Read more »

First Meeting for New Town Administrator

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Between tying up his loose ends with the Town of Avon and his first meetings with Rochester department heads, new Town Administrator Michael McCue said his transition so far has gone smoothly. McCue said during his first selectmen’s meeting that he has encountered “insight and support, guidance, and advice” as a result of his initial […] Read more »

New Tabor Dorm OK’d by BOS

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The Marion Board of Selectmen unanimously approved an application for Tabor Academy to build a new 15,160 square-foot two-story dormitory on the old TenBrook property across from the Marion Fire Department on Spring Street. The curved, winged dorm would be situated in the middle of the lot, which stretches from Front Street to Spring Street. […] Read more »

Maintenance of Bogs Discussed

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An anticipated ten minute public hearing lasted almost an hour on a Request for Determination of Applicability for maintenance mowing of the pathway around the perimeter of the Goldovitz Bogs and the side slopes of the dikes. The property is located just off Old Indian Trail. This request was discussed by the Marion Conservation Commission […] Read more »

Suspect Arrested For Break In

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with one of the town’s recent house breaks. Rochester Police Officer Kevin Flynn obtained an arrest warrant for 24-year-old Kelly F. Sorelle of Dr. Braley Road in Freetown as a result of his investigation into a break on Benson Road in Rochester. In that case, it is believed […] Read more »

2nd Solar Project Completes ConCom Review

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Blue Wave LLC’s Aidan Foley finally heard what he has been waiting for: The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission will condition the Crystal Spring site for the development of a commercial solar farm, clearing the way for further local boards’ review. Foley hopes that this will help steer the ZBA into approving the project during their July […] Read more »

Rochester Police Warn of Multiple Breaks

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The Rochester Police Department is warning residents after multiple breaks have been made into houses, out buildings, vehicles, and a utility trailer. Breaks have occurred during both the day and nighttime. Breaks have been made into homes in the 300 and 400 blocks of High Street as well as a home on Pierce Street, Pine […] Read more »