Subdivision Proposed Near Great Cedar Swamp

On June 19, the members of the Mattapoisett Planning Board met with David Davignon of N. Douglas Schneider & Associates, representing Dennis Arsenault to discuss plans for a two-lot subdivision adjacent to Great Cedar Swamp at the end of Snowfield Road. As Davignon explained the conceptual design, he was clearly aware of the many environmental […] Read more »

With Clarification, Deck is Approved

On June 15 during a special meeting to address the Special Permit application for Augusta Rosenthal of 8 Quelle Road, the Marion Zoning Board of Appeals approved a deck addition after receiving bylaw clarification from the building inspector. During the June 6 meeting, the board hesitated on voting on the application since it was unable […] Read more »

Grassi Bog Slated for Invasives Control

The frontline for the next battle in the Town of Marion’s war against invasive plant species will be Grassi Bog, and the Marion Open Space Acquisition Commission’s chosen weapon for the wetlands is the appropriately primeval-sounding “bloody glove method.” No phragmites shall be spared its wrath. The Marion Conservation Commission approved the Notice of Intent […] Read more »

Fatal Motocycle Crash

On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:16PM, the Marion Police Department and Marion Fire/EMS responded to a motorcycle crash on Route 6 in the area of Hermitage Road. The male operator was pronounced dead at the scene. Initial investigation indicates that the motorcycle was travelling east on Route 6 and struck the sidewalk curb on […] Read more »

School Committee Celebrates Successful Year

During its final meeting of the school year on June 12, the Mattapoisett School Committee lingered over the events, celebrated the end of the current school year, and discussed its goals for the next academic year. In her introduction to the committee of the School Improvement Plan, Center School Principal Rose Bowman first thanked the […] Read more »

Conservation Restriction Will Ensure Water Protection

The Marion Board of Selectmen on June 20 approved a conservation restriction for an approximately 165-acre property off Wolf Island Road that will protect even more of the Mattapoisett River Valley drinking water supply for many years to come. Town Meeting back in May had approved spending $20,000 towards the acquisition of the land, but […] Read more »

Vacation Rental to Remain ‘Ceased and Desisted’

The old Bow Mansion is situated at the end of Ship Street in a quiet neighborhood populated with a variety of home styles, from stately colonials to modern contemporary designs. With views of the harbor and beach access, it is for many the perfect vacation spot. But very limited commercial rental property makes sourcing a […] Read more »

The Candy Man … Can, Temporarily

A large showing of proponents and friends of the proposed Candy Pantry came before the Marion Planning Board on Monday night during the Community Outreach portion of its meeting to request relief from the lengthy permit process. Patrick Kelly, the young man who is hoping to open the Candy Pantry within the barber shop at […] Read more »

Truck Crashes into Sippican River

Shortly before 7:00 am the Rochester Police, Fire, and EMS were called to the report of a crash involving a truck on Mary’s Pond Road at the bridge on the Sippican River. When they arrived on the scene, they found that a tractor-trailer truck had flipped into the Sippican River at the bridge at Bates’s Road. […] Read more »

Board Throws Shade at Rochester Solar Farm

The Rochester Planning Board has nearly lost its patience with Meadowatt, LLC, the developer of a solar farm on Marion Road. On June 13, Chairman Arnold Johnson said the developer had promised to spread mulch in March and then again promised to in May, but now in mid-June the mulch has still not been put […] Read more »