Monday, October 31, 2022

Merrimack River Dredge - Plum Island Beach Nourishment Project

Today, I stood on the stand with Senator Ed Markey, Congressman Seth Moulton, Lieutenant Colonel Michael P. Carvelli U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, State Senator Diana DiZoglio, State State Rep. Lenny Mirra, Department of Conservation and Recreation Commissioner Doug Rice, Newburyport, Massachusetts Mayor Sean Reardon, Plum Island Tax Payers Association President Ron Barrett, Plum Island Foundation President Marc Sarkady, Former Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday, and Reservation Terrace Resident Lela Wright to highlight ongoing results by public and private collaborations to make this maintenance dredge of the Merrimack River a reality.



Sunday, October 30, 2022

Hamilton Pumpkin Festival

A perfect pumpkin-punctuated day at Patton Park yesterday in Hamilton with Representative State Rep. Lenny Mirra.



Monday, October 24, 2022

Motor Vehicle Inspection Sticker Change to Take Effect on Tuesday, November 1

Check your date. Don’t be late! 

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) is reminding vehicle owners to check the expiration date of their current inspection sticker and get their vehicles inspected on time yearly. Effective Tuesday, November 1, 2022, vehicles with an expired inspection sticker, will receive a sticker with the number of the month the vehicle inspection was originally due; not the number of the month the vehicle is now being inspected. Motor vehicles passing the required inspection on time, will continue to receive a new sticker with the number of the month the last sticker expired. 

Vehicles with inspection stickers that expired in a previous calendar year will receive a January sticker of the current year the vehicle is being inspected, no matter the month the vehicle is inspected this year. This change does not impact the requirements for newly purchased vehicles. All newly purchased vehicles must be inspected within seven days of the vehicle registration date and will receive a sticker of the month in which it was inspected and is valid for one year.


38th Essex ClamFest Chowder Festival And Competition

I said 'yes' when asked if I would be a judge of the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Essex Clam Chowder Festival. I'm glad I did. The festival at Shepard Memorial Park in Essex was fantastic with amazing food, including chowder, crafts, entertainment, vendors, brews, and lots of people having fun. The Chowder Tasting Competition was competitive featuring deCKlyns, J.T. Farnhams, Lobsta Land Restaurant, THE FARM Bar & Grille, Ripple On The Water Essex, and Woodman's of Essex. Ask me again. 
1st Judge's Choice: Woodmans' of Essex 
2nd Judge's Choice: Ripple on the Water 
PEOPLE'S CHOICE: 1st: Ripple on the Water 
2nd: The Farm Bar & Grille 



Sunday, October 23, 2022

Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Fall Caucus

Recently, the Government Affairs Council of the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce organized and hosted a gathering of local officials, lawmakers, and business leaders to discuss important issues deliberated on during this legislative session. I am grateful for these regularly occurring Caucus meetings because it provides Chamber members an opportunity to directly engage with me and other policymakers on key issues. These meetings can, and have, led to valuable collaborations which have had a positive impact on local communities and the region.



Saturday, October 22, 2022

Ipswich Council on Aging Volunteer Brunch

It was so nice to join with the Ipswich Council on Aging for their brunch to show appreciation for all their great COA Volunteers. Thank you to Sheila Taylor, Director of Senior Services of the Ipswich Council on Aging.




Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Fire Captain Tod Biggar Retirement Celebration

Manchester by the Sea Fire Station's Captain Tod Biggar was the guest of honor this afternoon for a celebration of his public service and his career in public safety. 39 years of training, learning, and commitment to the profession coalesced his many contributions. Grateful for Tod's dedication to Manchester-by-the-Sea and the people of the Commonwealth.