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 »

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 »