Mattapoisett Manhunt on Saturday Night

Just after 8pm on Saturday the Mattapoisett Police Department was called to a domestic disturbance on Fairhaven Road, Route 6, near the Fairhaven Line. One of the parties in the dispute was reported as striking the other and then fleeing the scene on foot with a loaded pistol.  On arrival the Mattapoisett Police Department was […] Read more »

Marijuana Bylaw Language Nears Completion

During the September 25 meeting of the Mattapoisett Board of Selectmen, Planning Board Administrator Mary Crain presented draft language intended to regulate the sale of medical marijuana in the event a permit is granted by the town’s governing bodies. Crain said that meetings were held with a committee comprised of municipal safety departments, two residents […] Read more »

FinCom Reviews DPW Articles

During its review of the Special Fall Town Meeting warrant on September 25, Marion Finance Committee member Alan Minard expressed his disappointment over certain articles that involved money. “I’m disappointed to see any money articles on the warrant at all,” Minard said to Finance Director Judy Mooney. Alas, said Mooney, Department of Public Works Acting […] Read more »

Housing Development Back on Track

REpurpose Properties, LLC, developers of a proposed 55+ housing development on Rounseville Road next to Plumb Corner, are close to reaching an agreement with the property owner over drainage and the playground, stated REpurpose’s attorney. Attorney Peter Paul told the Rochester Planning Board on September 25 that the “hard part” is almost over, saying that […] Read more »

School Committee Members Demand Pay, Respect

For Old Rochester Regional School Committee member James Muse, being on the school committee is an important job that should be respected and recognized; therefore, an annual stipend should be given as a symbolic gesture of that recognition. Muse, who is also on the Mattapoisett School Committee, advocated hard in favor of financial compensation as […] Read more »

Age-Restricted Project Continued Again

The first order of business undertaken by the Rochester Conservation Commission during its September 18 meeting was to continue the Notice of Intent filing for a proposed age-restricted subdivision planned for the property adjacent to Plumb Corner. The hearing was continued to October 2, but not before Chairman Michael Conway expressed his frustration. “Can we […] Read more »

Town Drafts Medical Cannabis Bylaw

With the weeks seeming to fly by, the Mattapoisett Planning Board reviewed a bylaw draft that would regulate medical cannabis sales in the town. Such a bylaw would have to be accepted at the Fall Special Town Meeting scheduled for November 26. Further, any bylaw passed at Town Meeting must then be sent to the […] Read more »

Town Considers Curbside Textile Recycling

The Rochester Board of Selectmen likes the sound of a possible savings in trash and recycling costs by adding a curbside service that will collect old, used textiles right alongside residents’ recycling bins. Stephen Lisauskas of WasteZero, a waste reduction company, told the Rochester Board of Selectmen on September 17 that clothing, shoes, and other […] Read more »

Cannabis Bylaw Advances to Town Meeting

One resident attended the Marion Planning Board’s public hearing on September 17 on the proposed bylaw for adult recreational use of cannabis in Marion. The bylaw was easily recommended to Fall Town Meeting by the board. The purpose of the proposed bylaw, which has been extensively discussed by the Planning Board over the past few […] Read more »

Board Vouches for Missing Info

Had Rochester Zoning Board of Appeals members not recalled some pertinent details they witnessed during a recent site visit at 3 Bernards Way, Duarte Raposa might not have walked away with his two variances for a shed on September 13. But luckily for Raposa, no continuation of his public hearing was needed, despite his plans […] Read more »