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    August 11, 2020

    Ocean State Job Lots donates PPE supplies

    The Rockland Ocean State Job Lots donated over $11,000 in PPE to both the Rockland Fire and Police Department on Aug. 10. The supplies were presented to the departments by Rick Wolin, the store manager. Police Chief Chris Young and Fire Chief Mikial Mazzeo accepted the donations from the store. The supplies were loaded into Fire Chief Mazzeo’s truck. The donation included 3,000 surgical masks; 1,600 KN95 masks; …

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    August 11, 2020

    Blueberry themed fundraiser helps local K-9 units

    Peyton’s K-9s and Ridgeberry Farm worked together to help sponsor a fundrasing event to help local K-9s. The fundraiser is taking place Aug. 10 and 11, noon to 4 p.m. Fresh blueberries and baked blueberry goods were sold to help raise money to buy medical kits and other supplies for the K-9s. Direct donations are also accepted. Merchandise such as t-shirts were also sold at the event. Peyton’s K-9s was founded by …

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    August 11, 2020

    MSAD #28 makes error in school budget

    In this Aug. 10 report to the select board, Town Manager Bill Post detailed that the school district has over-assessed the town in the amount of $422,784. “The school district had to issue a press release basically saying that this has happened since 2009,” said Post. “There definitely needs to be further investigation that will be happening as we work through this process to determine how far back indeed those …

  • Published
    July 30, 2020

    Crash by Green Thumb ends with two in hospital

    A two-car crash by the Green Thumb in Rockport resulted in injuries. Both of the drivers were brought to Pen Bay Medical Center, Tuesday, July 28. Roxanne Wakefield, 63, of Warren, was traveling west on Rockland street in a black 2010 Chryrsler with passenger Caryl Kolkin, 90, of Rockport. As Wakefield was driving she struck into the rear end of Jane Johanson’s, 2007 Volvo. Johanson, 53, of Hoboken, N.J., was …

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    July 29, 2020

    Rockport Select Board chair blasts citizens petition to reduce hotel size

    A July 27 public hearing brought out rancorous disagreement between members of the public and the Select Board chairwoman on citizen petitions going to voters August 18 aiming to reduce the size of a 26-room hotel planned for the heart of downtown Rockport. Public Hearing Clare Tully of Rockport spoke for the two citizens’ petitions that are to be voted on at the town meeting on Aug. 18. The first petition aims …

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    July 23, 2020

    Clock installed at new Rockport Library

    The new Rockport Public Library has its clock. The clock was installed on July 23. Residents and passersby stopped to watch as the crew brought the clock up to the building and set it up. The library is also progressing in multiple different ways. Roofers have completed the metal roofing on the west side of the building. The roofers continue to lay down the metal roofing on the east side of the building. Trim has …

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    July 20, 2020

    Library Landscaping awarded to Rhino Services LLC

    Rhino Services LLC was awarded the Rockport Public Library Landscaping project at the July 13 meeting of the Select Board. Jeffrey Hamilton made the motion to award the bid to Rhino Services for a town expense not to exceed $95,000 and any additional cost to be brought through donation. Douglass Cole seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Town Manager Bill Post also reported at the meeting that the LED …

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    July 13, 2020

    Appleton approves purchase of culverts

    The Appleton Select Board approved two motions to use funds for roadside mowing and culverts purchase at its June 23 meeting. A total of $4,000 was requested for roadside mowing. Board Chair John Fenner made a motion to approve the $4,000. Peter Beckett seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Fenner also made a motion to approve $2,000 for the purchase of culverts. Beckett again seconded the motion, …

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    July 10, 2020

    Changes to Glen Cove garbage policy recommended

    The Rockport Parks and Beautification Committee at its meeting July 8 discussed a change in the garbage policy for Glen Cove and a bid for landscaping the new Rockport library. The change in the garbage policy would remove trash receptacles and, in their place, put signs that alert people to take their trash with them as they leave. Lee Anne Dunton moved to recommend that Public Works try “Carry in, carry out at …

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    July 9, 2020

    Solar array approved with conditions

    The Rockport Planning Board approved a solar array at the June 25 meeting. The solar array was initially proposed to the board on Nov. 21, 2019. The approval comes with conditions that BWC Maces Pond LLC must follow. Board member John Viehman moved to approve the application with the following conditions: Natural fencing is to be erected around the solar array. Evergreen trees will be planted along the southwest …

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