Maintenance of Bogs Discussed


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


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


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


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 »

Appointments Top Selectmen’s Meeting


The July 15 meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen was primarily an evening of appointments and reappointments. The board appointed William Cantor, 4 Prospect Road, as an alternate member of the Board of Appeals and Ken Pacheco of 1 Lynfield Lane as a regular member of the Board of Appeals. They also voted to […] Read more »

Multiple Vehicle Breaks in Marion


On Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:37PM the Marion Police Department investigated a break into a motor vehicle, which had been parked on South Street, near the intersection of Water Street. The owner reported that the passenger side window had been smashed and his daughter’s pocket book was stolen off the front seat. It is […] Read more »

New Tabor Academy Dormitory Proposed


Tabor Academy came before the Planning Board on July 7 with a proposal 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 […] Read more »

No Endorsement For Cove Beach Parcels


Alice McGrath’s application for a Form A (Approval Not Required) ruling from the Mattapoisett Planning Board for property located on Cove Street received a “no endorsement” vote at the July 7 meeting. This hearing was a continuation from the last planning board meeting when McGrath, along with her representative Bill Madden of GAF Engineering, first […] Read more »

Wind Power Contract Amended


Delays in the process of securing offtakers for the Future Generation Wind LLC wind turbine power have resulted in an amendment to the wind energy contract between the Town of Marion and the developer. The main change is the date of commercial operation of the turbines, originally slated for December 31, 2014. During a brief […] Read more »

Wind Power Delays, Police Dish Approved


The Rochester Police Department has struggled with its communication system in some areas of Town for some time, according to Chief Paul Magee, and now a microwave dish will be added to the Industrial Communications & Electronics tower on Bowens Lane tower to alleviate those problems. The Town currently has three antennas fixed to the […] Read more »