Board Talks Tough About Subdivision

Ken Motta of Field Engineering read through his report on Phase 1 of the Brandt Point Village subdivision, a project that has been fraught with ownership changes and broken promises almost since it was first permitted years ago, on July 2 before the Mattapoisett Planning Board. Motta read through a list of some 20 incomplete […] Read more »

BOS Shares Face Time With Department Heads

On the agenda for the new Board of Selectmen is to stay more informed on what the Town’s departments are working on, and on June 28 it held a casual, round table discussion of sorts with the various department heads to hear what they had to say about current projects, future projects, and any foreseeable […] Read more »

324 Front Street Hearing Closed, Not Resolved

The Marion Zoning Board of Appeals has closed the public hearing for Peter Douglas’ appeal pertaining to 324 Front Street, meaning it will not consider any further new information while it deliberates its decision next month. But it had plenty of new input to process during its last meeting on June 28 as to whether […] Read more »

Communication Failure ‘ROCCCs’ 911 Service

For about 30 minutes on June 8, the Town of Rochester’s regionalized 911 dispatch service experienced a communications failure. And although the police, fire, and EMT services in Rochester could still communicate with each other, the Regional Old Colony Communications Center, or ROCCC, (pronounced like ‘rock’) 911 dispatch was down. Rochester Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar […] Read more »

Interim DPW Supt. Rescinds His Resignation

Acting Superintendent of the Marion Department of Public Works Jon Henry said he would withdraw his resignation on Wednesday, June 27, at the request of the Board of Selectmen, but under one condition: no more micromanaging. According to Henry during a follow-up after the meeting, things had been going great for him as interim superintendent, […] Read more »

Towns Unprepared for Preparedness, Says Marion

On June 26, the Marion Board of Health discussed a recent conference attended by Health Agent Karen Walega and Public Health Nurse Kathleen Downey. The conference, sponsored by the Plymouth County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coalition, brought together communities throughout the county to discuss processes and procedures in times of emergencies that might impact entire […] Read more »

ConCom Breezes Through Agenda

The members of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission breezed through five public hearings in 30 minutes on June 25. First up was a Request for Determination of Applicability filed by Kenneth Yokel for property located at 94 Fairhaven Road. After handing over a thick stack of abutter notifications, affectionately referred to as “green cards” by the […] Read more »

Marion Official, Wife Face Charges of Fraud

A Marion official, his wife, and a retired Carver official now face embezzlement allegations in a civil suit filed by the Carver, Marion, Wareham Regional Refuse Disposal District on June 22. Former Executive Director of the CMWRRDD Ray Pickles, his wife Diane Bondi-Pickles, and retired Carver Health Agent Robert C. Tinkham Jr. are accused of […] Read more »

Tinkham Hill Solar Gets Summer Work Approval

Blue Wave Solar has asked the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals to allow it to begin construction of its Phase 2 Tinkham Hill Road solar farm ahead of schedule – during the summer – before the specified time construction is allowed in the conditions of construction. Neighbors have opposed allowing construction in summer; a time […] Read more »

Interim DPW Supt. Rescinds His Resignation

Acting Superintendent of the Marion Department of Public Works Jon Henry said he would withdraw his resignation on Wednesday, June 27, at the request of the Board of Selectmen, but under one condition: no more micromanaging. According to Henry during a follow-up after the meeting, things had been going great for him as interim superintendent, […] Read more »