Charlton Ames will be the only municipal candidate to appear on Rockport’s special town meeting ballot for the Select Board seat vacated by Dale Landrith Jr. on June 23.

The term of the Select Board seat will run through June 2012. Ames was chairman of the 2004 Rockport Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee and has been a member of the Board of Assessment Review since 2002.

On June 23, Landrith notified townspeople, through a letter to the editor, that he was stepping down. Landrith said he did not share the goals of two Select Board members who were elected in June, Geoffrey Parker and Chairman William Chapman, who was seeking re-election.

For more information on matters to be voted on Nov. 8, contact the Rockport Town Office at 236-0806.

The Herald Gazette Reporter Shlomit Auciello can be reached at 207-236-8511 or by email at