The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

September 25th, 2016

Love Salem? Don’t Just Say It, Show It! SATV Video Contest

Salem Ma gets a lot of verbal and printed love from residents, tourists and general all-around supporters. SATV, our community Public Access station has now announced a video contest, titled “How Much Do I Love Salem,” as a way for SATV members and producers to express their favorite aspects of the city. Patrick Kennedy program […]

October 7th, 2010

Haunted Happenings Grand Parade Tonight!

It’s our yearly ritual, and mine, the 2010 Haunted Happenings Parade.  Once again, I will be working at SATV to broadcast and webcast the parade.  I will be posting pictures as we set up for the day.

October 7th, 2010

Haunted Happenings Grand Parade Tonight!

It’s our yearly ritual, and mine, the 2010 Haunted Happenings Parade.  Once again, I will be working at SATV to broadcast and webcast the parade.  I will be posting pictures as we set up for the day.

May 28th, 2010

Starting a 4th year of blogging

Frisky on my mom's scooter

I have recently completed 3 years of blogging.  By tradition, I have a picture of my mom, Jeannette.  This year, I found pictures of her cat Frisky, her most recent and last pet.  She is minding Mom’s motorized scooter;  Scooters like hers are now commonplace but this was really something in her day that helped her independence.

Another Frisky picture:

Frisky and David M.

She’s with me, her “daddy”.  I could not leave the house without her at my ankles. (“DADDY GOES!  DO NOT WANT!”) When I did leave, she would tell Mom endlessly and at length in many words, “PAPA GONE!”  (And then, coming home, she would see me—and totally ignore me!  “NOT TALKING!  YOU WENT OUT”)  It’s been 16 years and I miss them both.

My past year’s blogging saw an old Salem blogging duo go away, and a new one emergeA dear friend of ours passed on. I saw a lot of rancor and strife, no small amount from myself.

We saw the design for a new Salem Depot go forward, and I also saw blogging burnout.  I’m still fighting that—if it were not for SATV and my work on the Commission I would be lost..

My apartment was rearranged when a new elevator was built in my building this past year.  It still isn’t open yet but hopefully soon…

Last year I missed the groundbreaking ceremony for the Salem Jail.  The ribboncutting was yesterday.  I missed that too.  But I did go to the open house!

To another year of blogging!

May 28th, 2010

Starting a 4th year of blogging

Frisky on my mom's scooter

I have recently completed 3 years of blogging.  By tradition, I have a picture of my mom, Jeannette.  This year, I found pictures of her cat Frisky, her most recent and last pet.  She is minding Mom’s motorized scooter;  Scooters like hers are now commonplace but this was really something in her day that helped her independence.

Another Frisky picture:

Frisky and David M.

She’s with me, her “daddy”.  I could not leave the house without her at my ankles. (“DADDY GOES!  DO NOT WANT!”) When I did leave, she would tell Mom endlessly and at length in many words, “PAPA GONE!”  (And then, coming home, she would see me—and totally ignore me!  “NOT TALKING!  YOU WENT OUT”)  It’s been 16 years and I miss them both.

My past year’s blogging saw an old Salem blogging duo go away, and a new one emergeA dear friend of ours passed on. I saw a lot of rancor and strife, no small amount from myself.

We saw the design for a new Salem Depot go forward, and I also saw blogging burnout.  I’m still fighting that—if it were not for SATV and my work on the Commission I would be lost..

My apartment was rearranged when a new elevator was built in my building this past year.  It still isn’t open yet but hopefully soon…

Last year I missed the groundbreaking ceremony for the Salem Jail.  The ribboncutting was yesterday.  I missed that too.  But I did go to the open house!

To another year of blogging!

March 15th, 2010

SATV’s Annual Meeting for 2010.

Pictures from last week’s Annual Meeting

October 15th, 2009

Comments on the Salem Depot Project

These are comments I’ve sent to Thomas Rovero of the MBTA, and the mayor’s office on the proposed Salem Depot garage.  There will be another public meeting sometime in December. From:  David Moisan, Salem Commission on Disabilities T…

July 18th, 2009

Testimony on Salem’s Sunshine Ordinance

As I mentioned in an earlier post, Jerry Ryan asked me to describe what, if anything, SATV has done to bring City Council meetings online.  My response is in the video.

May 29th, 2009

SATV now over fiber!

  Yesterday, the Comcast techs finished their work.  Our three channels are now being broadcast over fiber.  It’s more like 2005-era technology instead of the very latest but we’re not complaining, it was the best we could get.  …