Voters OK Fire Station and ORR Field, Reject MarijuanaPosted by On

            A large turn-out had been anticipated for the May 13 Mattapoisett Annual Town Meeting, so the gymnasium next to the auditorium at ORR High School was prepared for the overflow crowd. More than 400 voters turned out to determine the fate of predominantly three major articles in the warrant: a new fire station, a zoning bylaw amendment to allow marijuana cultivation for both recreational and medical wholesale distribution, and whether or not to advance a request for funding for repairs to ORRHS athletic structures and auditorium lighting and sound.

            Packed cheek to jowl, the people were ready for the democratic process to begin.

            Mike Hickey, chairman of the committee that spearheaded the project, and Fire Chief Andrew Murray presented Article 14: Fire Station Construction Project Funding. Their…

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