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    June 15, 2018

    All articles approved at Appleton town meeting

    Appleton residents approved all articles on the town meeting warrant on June 13. The meeting was held at the Appleton Village School, and approximately 50 citizens attended. The annual town meeting was moderated by Gary Sukeforth. After the results of the municipal election were announced, Sukeforth opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance, and an introduction was made to State Representative Paula …

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    June 14, 2018

    Rockport citizens pass all town meeting articles

    Rockport residents voted in favor of all warrant articles at the annual town meeting on June 13. No amendments were made to any of the 22 articles, which included approving the budgets for public safety, public works and culture and recreation in the 2018-19 fiscal year. The budget for public safety is $1.67 million. The budget for public works is $1.9 million and the budget for culture and recreation is $675,000….

  • Published
    June 13, 2018

    Hall and Hamilton win Select Board seats in Rockport

    Jeff Hamilton and Debra Hall have been elected to serve on the Rockport Select Board, each for a term of three years. The two ran alongside John Alexander for the two vacant seats on the board. Hall received 669 votes, Hamilton received 427 and Alexander received 334. Hall is an attorney who has specialized in arbitration and negotiating re-insurance contracts. Before moving to Rockport, she served as a village …

  • Published
    June 13, 2018

    Voters approve Five Town CSD, SAD 28 school budgets

    Voters from Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, Hope and Appleton approved the Five Town CSD budget for the 2018-19 school year on June 12. The SAD 28 budget was approved by voters in Camden and Rockport. SAD 28 includes Camden-Rockport Elementary School and Camden-Rockport Middle School. The Five Town CSD consists of Camden Hills Regional High School. SAD 28 budget and voting results: Camden residents voted 1394 to …

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    June 13, 2018

    Gushee, Fenner and Wyman elected to Select Board

    Appleton residents elected John Fenner and Heather Wyman to serve terms of three years on the Select Board on June 12. Jason Gushee was elected to serve a two-year term on the Board. Fenner has previously served as Chairman of the Select Board and received 232 votes. Wyman received 251 votes, and four write-in votes were cast for Donald Burke. This ballot question received the most participation from citizens, …

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    June 13, 2018

    Hope voters reelect Powers to Board of Selectmen

    Incumbent Brian Powers Jr. was reelected June 12 to serve concurrently on the Hope Select Board, Board of Assessors, and as Overseer of the Poor. Powers has previously served as chairman of the Board of Selectmen, and the term of the seat is for three years. Powers received 198 votes. He ran against Charles Weidman, who received 137. 173 voters left the ballot question blank, and one “write-in” vote was cast. 509 …

  • Published
    June 12, 2018

    New sign welcomes visitors to Rockport

    “Welcome to Rockport” reads a newly constructed wooden sign which stands at the intersection of Routes 17 and 90, outside the West Rockport Fire Department. The sign was donated last month to the town by Rockport Selectman Doug Cole. “This came about early on in my tenure on the Select Board last year, and I just felt that as part of Keep Rockport Beautiful that it would be nice to have some signs around saying …

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    June 12, 2018

    Architect, Select Board discuss library cost cuts

    The Rockport Select Board has asked Town Manager Rick Bates to prepare and submit an RFQ, or request for quote, from a member of the public who will serve as “Owner’s Representative” and oversee pricing options for the construction of a new Rockport Public Library on Limerock Street. This follows an announcement from the Board last month that Ledgewood Construction, who had provided estimates for the construction …

  • Published
    June 12, 2018

    Middle school funding passes by large margin

    In a vote of 409 to 159, residents of Camden and Rockport approved a funding strategy proposed by district officials which will allocate funds to proceed with the construction of a new Camden-Rockport Middle School. The June 11 meeting was held in the gymnasium of the current middle school facility on Knowlton Street in Camden, and set to begin at 6 p.m., but as hundreds of citizens trailed through the buildings …

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    June 11, 2018

    Citizens rally behind restoration of Andre sculpture

    As of June 11, over $3,000 has been donated by members of the public to help fund repairs made to the sculpture of Andre the Seal in Rockport Harbor. The Town of Rockport has created a GoFundMe page to help pay for the project, and so far 38 individuals have donated toward a $6,000 goal. American sculptor Jane Wasey created the sculpture 40 years ago, carving the sea mammal from limestone and affixing it to a …

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