Online Poll: Who will you vote for in the City Council race?

May 11, 2017

This week we are asking,

"If the election were today, who would you vote for in the Rockland City Council race?"

The two candidates for a vacant Rockland City Council seat are Stephen Carroll and Amelia Magjik. The election is Tuesday, June 13.

Carroll of Old County Road repairs appliances and ran a local appliance store -- Carroll's Appliance -- for years. Magjik lives on Main Street and is an artist who specializes in sculptures and painting. She also provides whole person wellness services.

See attached chart for results from last week's poll.

Participation in On The Line polls is free and anonymous. You must visit to take our latest poll.

Results appear first in The Courier-Gazette and are published online each Thursday at 11 a.m.

For more information email Dan Dunkle at or call 594-4401 ext. 122.

Editor's note: On The Line polls are not scientific samplings of local opinion, but they do offer readers an opportunity to share their views online and in the newspaper.

Comments (7)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | May 12, 2017 11:52

Hmm, before slandering or saying negative comments about the candidates, have you spoken with either of them and asked what they future plans or ideas are for the City of Rockland?

Posted by: Valerie Wass | May 12, 2017 11:50


Just what do you mean when you said, "Rockland people have exactly the city council that they deserve?"  Why do you not like the citizens of Rockland?   Are you from Rockland?  Where do you live now?


Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | May 12, 2017 05:20

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There are a lot of positive things happening in Rockland and important decisions to be made. Your vote is important.

Posted by: David E Myslabodski | May 12, 2017 03:45

Rockland people have exactly the city council that they deserve. If people think that this election will change anything. Good luck! IOFOCOW Chauosis is come and gone and the financial shenanigans are not only continuing but growing . . . What is the point in wasting time on a budget that, like code and charter, is being used as toilet paper . . . . .



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | May 11, 2017 19:22

There was a time when city councilors and town selectmen were well respected. In returned they respected the office by wearing a coat and tie and trying to serve us all. It's a different time now and people do as they wish as to dressing for public meetings. I don't care about the coat and tie but wearing a hat indoor is inappropriate in my mind. Point is that it is difficult to find good candidates for city leadership with all the special interest groups in the area. We now find ourselves having to make a choice for a six month resident or a guy that used to pop out of a clothes dryer.

Posted by: Maggie Trout | May 11, 2017 15:34

There is no statute that addresses candidates receiving zero votes, so that no one is elected. Accuracy and slander aside, I don't suppose there is a way to keep the councilors at the existing number - it isn't as though the decision had been made to reinstitute the ward system, and without it..

Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | May 11, 2017 13:29

Profound difference in who to vote for this time around. Was looking for someone with fresh ideas, a team player with a can do attitude.  Rockland leadership has come a long way in the past year and many tough decisions are in our future. We need someone who sees these as times of opportunity.  The time of living in the problem is past, it is time to live in the solution.  

The best advice I was ever given was from Rockland Fire Chief Wes Knight. He took me out and taught me how to drive the ladder truck when I was sixteen and I got too close to the right and he corrected me. Than he said something I have never forgot, "Richard, the only people who never make a mistake are those who never do anything. The answer is to learn from that mistake and don't continually do it again.".

We seem to have that kind of leadership at the helm today.  It is refreshing!

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