Will Mashpee Adopt a New Town Seal?


A petition article at the May town meeting in Mashpee will request reconceptualization of the town seal, which is now a replica of the state seal depicting a Native American below a sword, ad is a “reminder of the genocide and history between the Commonwealth and the indigenous inhabitants.” If approved, the town’s historical commission would be tasked with a new seal design.

The selectman and the finance committee did not recommend the seal change petition, but it will be left to the voters in Mashpee to decide what is right.

The town meeting will be held on Monday, May 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Mashpee High School. You must be registered to vote in Mashpee to cast a vote in the town meeting.