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Rockland amends Main Street vehicle closure for weekend

By Stephen Betts | Jun 26, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts

Rockland — The hours for the weekend closure of a section of downtown to motor vehicles has changed.

The Friday, June 26 closure will remain the same -- 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

But Saturday, June 27 hours have been reduced to also 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Last week it was 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The section of Main Street closed is from Park Street to Glover's Passage.

Businesses have reported mix results from the closure last week.

City officials and business representatives will meet after the weekend to determine whether to continue the closures during the summer.


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Comments (4)
Posted by: Valerie Wass | Jun 29, 2020 12:22


I take it that this past weekend of Main Street closure didn't go well again?

Posted by: Dedde Radley | Jun 27, 2020 11:38

Went to main street last Saturday I was very disappointed. It said 11:00 - 11:00. We went down around 7;00 and the only thing to saw was the man playing music and he was also doing flame throwing. Where was all the business that were suppose to be outside to look at????????

Posted by: Kendall Merriam | Jun 27, 2020 10:14

Rockland could learn from Camden's successful "Camden in Bloom" approach to helping their merchants. The wheel Rockland wants to invent seems to have gone off the rails.

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Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jun 27, 2020 08:54

Well the results seem to be clear to even a five year old.  OK to close the street when most businesses are closed, but don't close the street when we are open.  The sentiment is plain, closing Main st. disrupts the flow of customers to my front door.  Of course everyone has always know this other than "the Main st. closure task force"  For as long as I can remember downtown shop owners want plenty of convenient parking and easy access for store deliveries.  One needs to correct these two problems first before you can discuss making Downtown a beautiful pedestrian walkway.  We're putting the cart before the horse.  Rockland needs a REAL plan to change Downtown to become a more contemporary shopping district instead of just playing a shell game with our streets.

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