Brief Agenda, Weighty Issues

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Brad Saunders, representing the Bay Club, was once again before the Mattapoisett Planning Board to continue his efforts in making changes to the zoning bylaws. As previously presented to the board, Saunders has drafted changes that would allow some general business-zoned locations to be used for cluster sub-divisions and some light industrial areas to be […] Read more »

Surplus Vehicles Approved for Transfer

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Since they were already meeting on August 18 to discuss Sprague’s Cove, the Marion Board of Selectmen decided to cancel their Tuesday, August 19 meeting and approve a few items before their August 18 meeting with ConCom and MOSAC. Most of the discussion focused on 525 County Road, a property that is in disarray, for […] Read more »

Master Plan Gains Traction

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The Marion Planning Board continued discussion August 18 on the proposed town Master Plan. The stated goal of the Master Plan is to provide a framework for how Marion can become a sustainable community in the future by creating a plan of action that addresses the interdependence of economic, environmental, and social issues, allowing the […] Read more »

ConCom and MOSAC Visit Grassi Bog

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Two new aluminum gangways are going in at Grassi Bog to provide trail access for hikers after the Marion Conservation Commission on August 13 approved the Marion Open Spaces Acquisition Commission’s request – but it did not go through without a little harsh criticism about MOSAC and the Grassi Bog property from one commission member. […] Read more »

Due Diligence Before Approval

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A continued hearing to demolish an existing cottage to make way for a larger single-family dwelling was again continued, after the engineer for Gloria Doviak of 356 Snows Pond Road lacked some important details the Rochester Conservation Commission needed before approving the Notice of Intent, which includes a new sewage disposal system and site grading […] Read more »

A Tale of Two Covers

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Sometimes the best-laid plans get foiled in a way that turns out to be a lot of fun. This past week, we spent hours at the Rochester Country Fair taking photos and video as well as having a great time – the plan was to feature the fair on this week’s cover. A no-brainer, right? […] Read more »

Mosquito Spraying in Marion Wednesday

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Plymouth County Mosquito Control will be conducting ground spraying before sunrise on Wednesday morning in Marion.  Residents may wish to close their windows prior to spraying. Read more »

Conditions Drafted for Leisure Shores Marina

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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

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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

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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 »