Rockland: Former Selectman Larry Chaffee Honored

A reputable figure in local politics receives permanent recognition.

Former Rockland Selectman Larry Chaffee arrived at Tuesday night’s board meeting to witness the dedication of the Hearing Room in his name.

Plymouth County Commissioner Gregory Hanley recalls the years Chaffee also spent on the advisory board.

Mr. Chaffee himself was moved by the dedication and says he is proud of the selectmen’s work since he retired from the board.

Chaffee was a selectman for 28 years before a series of strokes led to his retirement late last year.

 

Selectmen Larry Ryan and Michael Mullen Jr. pose with Larry Chaffee and his new Hearing Room portrait:

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Mimi Walker is a 2016 graduate from Emerson College, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. While at Emerson, she was both an avid reporter and an on-air music personality at 88.9 WERS, Emerson’s long-running radio station. She also wrote for several on-campus publications. She covered the 2015 Edward R. Murrow awards in New York City, and had previous internships at 103.3 AMP radio and at Seacrest Studios in Boston Children’s Hospital (as well as with Rob and Lisa on the South Shore Morning News!) Her proudest academic achievement is being a TOMODACHI scholar and contributing to an iBook about American Senator and war hero Daniel Inouye, which led her all across Japan in her many school travels. Thanks to her time in Japan, and a semester abroad in the Netherlands, Mimi has an appetite for stories and all kinds of art across the globe.