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 »

Resident Explains Illegal Logging


The impetus for the illegal clearing of dozens of trees at Christopher Faustino, Jr. and Britney Ashley’s property at 510 New Bedford Road was property insurance, according to the couple’s representative, Rick Charon from Charon Associates. According to Charon, the property owners’ insurance provider had concerns over some trees located near the house that could […] Read more »

Solar Farm Project Remains in the Dark


Visibly disappointed, Dale and Laura Briggs, the applicants for a variance to construct a solar farm off County Road, left the Marion Town House on June 26 shaking their heads in perplexity after ZBA Chairman Eric Peirce told the Briggses that the board will have to familiarize itself with the new solar bylaw and try […] Read more »

School Committees Tie up Loose Ends


A string of short meetings of the various Tri-Town school committees on June 26 closed out several outstanding items of business for the end of the school year, and the end of the fiscal year as well. Superintendent Doug White approached the Rochester School Committee members present to touch base on the residency policy for […] Read more »

Boating Accident Leads to Fatality in Marion


At approximately 1300hrs The Marion Harbormasters Office received a distress call for a person in the water with no life preserver off of Converse Point. The Marion Harbormaster as well as Marion Police and Marion Fire responded to the area. Other responding marine units included the Buzzards Bay Task Force, Harbormasters from Wareham, Bourne and […] Read more »

Mattapoisett ZBA Reorganizes


Due to the recent retirement of Jeff Chase as Chairman and regular member of the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals, the board needed to fill several openings. Their goal during the June 19 meeting was solely for this purpose. They needed to select an alternate member to move up to a regular member position, choose […] Read more »

Brandt Point Village to Seek Legal Action


At the end of a very long evening of applications and hearings, Curtis Mello, a principal in the sub-division named Brandt Point Village, came before the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission to discuss the replication area required in their permit. After some discussion regarding the best season in which to begin the construction work, Mello received approval […] Read more »

Snipatuit Pond Projects on Agenda


Rochester’s Conservation Commission members arrived just in time for the start of their 7:00 pm meeting, after completing a site visit to 566 Snipatuit Road. This location and one other on Snipatuit Pond were the public hearings on the night’s agenda. Kei Lau of 566 Snipatuit Road and Rick Charon of Charon Associates came before […] Read more »

Appaloosa Hearing Continued


It was another packed house with residents coming out to hear and, if necessary, once again voice concerns and issues regarding the sub-division project on Appaloosa Lane. After several months of hearings with both the Mattapoisett Planning Board and the Conservation Commission, residents from River Road finally succeeded – along with the input from Highway […] Read more »

River Road Improvements Reviewed


The River Road Improvement project will now be divided into two separate watershed areas to help eliminate continual flooding of the road during heavy rainfall and snowmelt. Shawn Syde and Matt Pitta of CDM Smith presented the revised plan to the Marion Conservation Commission at their June 11 evening meeting. “The north side of the […] Read more »