Three residents have been honored, two posthumously, in the 2017 annual town report.

In a ceremony with family and friends June 1, Martha "Molly" Sholes and the late Doug Linder and late Anthony Wayne "Hutch" Hutcheson were honored by town officials for their dedication to the community.

In 1971, Sholes and her husband purchased an old blueberry farm on Mount Pleasant in West Rockport, and after her retirement from a career as a foreign service officer in the mid-1980s, blueberries became a labor of love for Sholes. She brought back the 40-plus acres of blueberry fields on the farm, and Spruce Mountain Blueberries was born in order to make blueberries and blueberry products more widely available.

During those years, Sholes also served on various town committees and boards, including two terms on the Board of Selectmen, the Comprehensive Plan Committee and many years on the Ordinance Review Committee.

Linder's legacy of volunteerism also is honored in the town report, and it was decided to bestow the honor on him prior to his death May 7. His wife, Marianne, accepted the honor on his behalf.

Linder served on planning committees, including what Town Assessor Kerry Leichtman called one of the best planning board teams ever to serve in Rockport. That was during the late '90s and early 2000s when the board had to meet twice a month, with 10- to 14-item agendas, to keep up with the pace of development in town.

Hutcheson, owner of Right Click Computers, who died July 18, 2016, is memorialized in the town report. His sister, Cathrine Hutcheson Erskine, and his children, Devin Wayne Hutcheson and Hollie Ann Hutcheson, accepted the dedication.

In 2003, Hutcheson opened Right Click Computers in Rockport, where he serviced and sold computers for 13 years. In addition, he also mentored several students in the area over the years by providing jobs and/or knowledge of the computer business.

Hutcheson was an instrumental part of the Five Town Football League in Camden for several years and also served on the town's Parks and Recreation Committee.

Each family was presented a framed dedication and several copies of the annual town report.