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 »

Marion Town House Future Discussed


The first meeting of the recently formed Town House Advisory Committee met on Thursday evening at the Marion Police Station to discuss various options to address the aging Marion Town House. Members introduced themselves, giving a brief background on life skills and why they wanted to join the committee. Six of the eight members attended […] Read more »

Board Reviews Country Fair Booklet


With an empty seat where Town Administrator Richard LaCamera used to sit and a light agenda, the Board of Selectmen reviewed the Rochester Country Fair booklet for the event, and approved the appointments for the Rochester Country Fair Board of Directors, committee members, and supporting volunteers. Highlights discussed were the scheduled musical appearances by John […] Read more »

ConCom Approves Sippican Lands Trust Pathway


A newly acquired property adjacent to the nine-acre Howland Marsh on Point Road was approved June 25 for a maximum four-foot wide walking path that will connect with the existing Howland Marsh path. Marion Conservation Commission members issued the Negative 2 and Negative 3 determinations, meaning that work will occur within the 100-foot buffer zone […] Read more »

As Arthur Approaches


The National Weather Service has issued Tropical Storm Warnings for portions of Southeastern Massachusetts coastal areas. There is also a flash flood warning in our area in effect until 2am on Saturday, July 5. Hurricane Arthur is expected to pass close to the area later on Friday evening bringing with it high winds and heavy […] Read more »

Marion July 4th Events Postponed


The Annual Fourth of July Parade in Marion is now set to be the Fifth of July Parade, after a significant change in the weather forecast now calls for Hurricane Arthur-related weather to put a damper on the day’s festivities. The parade will depart on Saturday morning at 9:00 am from the same location, the […] Read more »

Fresh Water Leak Problem at Wharves


The June 26 meeting of the Mattapoisett Marine Advisory Board found Harbormaster Jill Simmons reporting on the ongoing fresh water leak problems that are drenching the wharves, making the structures unstable and causing usage fees to soar. Simmons reported to the board that she had recently met with the water commissioners to ask for an […] Read more »