Planning Proceeds for Landfill Solar Project

            On April 19, Mattapoisett Town Administrator Michael Gagne came before the Zoning Board of Appeals with an application for a Special Permit for the construction of a photovoltaic solar array on top of the capped landfill located on Tinkham Hill Road.             Gagne said that an expired Special Permit had been issued about six years prior. […] Read more »

Spring Luncheon for the Mattapoisett COA

The Friends of the Mattapoisett Council on Aging (COA) held their spring luncheon last week. The event, catered by Courtyard Gardens, was well attended. Guest speakers, Amanda Stone, RN; Chief Lyons; and Officer Lima, gave valuable information regarding the town’s reassurance program, sharps disposal, and the securing and disposal of medications. Prizes were given to […] Read more »

Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network

The May meeting of the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) will be held at Tabor Academy, Lillard Hall, 245 Front Street in Marion, on May 6at 5:30 pm. Tabor Academy is a private boarding and day high school located on the shores of Sippican Harbor. The school enjoys a strong Marine and Nautical Science program […] Read more »

Planning Board Endorses 40R ‘Smart Growth’ Article

            The focus of the Rochester Planning Board meeting on April 23 was the public hearing for the Annual Town Meeting article to adopt a Smart Growth Overlay District Bylaw to allow for a 40R residential development.             Developer Ken Steen and Attorney Paul Haverty gave an overview of what adoption of the article would allow – […] Read more »

Tri-County Symphonic Band presents “The Fabulous Fifties”

            Tickets are now on sale for the Tri-County Symphonic Band’s 17th Annual Benefit Pops Concert. The concert is a collection of music from “The Fabulous Fifties” and it will be held on Sunday, June 9at 2:00 pm. There will be a Social Hour with food and drink at 1:00 pm. The concert will take place in […] Read more »

ORRHS Term 3 Honor Roll

The following students have achieved honors for the third term at Old Rochester RegionalHigh School:             Highest Honors, Grade 9:Amanda Armanetti, Hannah Furtado, Edward Gonet, Taylor Green, Lila Hall, Jake Louden, Amaya McLeod, Emily Murphy, Marc Pothier, Emma Thorell, Autumn Tilley, Allison Ward, Cameran Weaver, Joseph Ziino. Grade 10:Taylor Amaral, Stephen Arne, Benjamin Austin, Curtis Briggi, Shelby […] Read more »

Marion Town Meeting

To the Editor:             On May 13th Marion Town Meeting votes on three FY 2020 annual budgets totaling $29.1 million: Town operating budget $23.7 million funded by taxes; and the two enterprise funds funded by user fees: sewer $3.1 Million and water $2.2 million.              The sewer and water budgets reflect an increase of 5.79% and 2.13% […] Read more »

An Afternoon with Eleanor Roosevelt

Join author and historian Carol Cohen for a look into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on Saturday, May 4at 3:00 pm. During this presentation, meet Eleanor Roosevelt at her home, learn about her role as a human rights activist, and inspect many primary sources that were very much a part […] Read more »

Selectmen Defend Wastewater Plan Article

            The Marion Board of Selectmen know that its article to spend $350,000 on a comprehensive wastewater management plan will likely be a hard sell to Town Meeting voters on May 13, but Selectman John Waterman is fighting hard to get residents to understand why this plan is critical and he urged voters to consider Article […] Read more »

Just Say ‘No’ to Straws

            The Mattapoisett Land Trust (MLT) in partnership with the Mattapoisett Public Library hosted a presentation of the documentary “Straws” on April 17 as part of their ‘Skip the Straw Campaign’.             The short film, which has received numerous accolades, tells the story of straws and how a seemingly innocuous item – one that nearly every human […] Read more »