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Rockport voters oppose short-term rental regulations

Elect Boucher, Strand to Select Board
By Daniel Dunkle | Jun 09, 2021
Eric Boucher

Rockport — Residents decisively voted no June 8 when asked in a non-binding question if they would support an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals in the community.

Article 4 was voted down by a margin of 407-194.

The voters elected Eric Boucher and John Strand to serve on the Select Board. Boucher received 314 votes and Strand 270.

Also running were Christopher Hart with 173 votes and Robert Duke with 152. Duke had announced prior to the election that he would not be able to accept the position if he won after his son, Jon Duke was named new town manager.

Boucher and Strand will replace outgoing Chair Debra Hall and board member Jeffrey Hamilton, both having decided not to seek reelection.

The town supported entering an interlocal agreement with other towns to create a new Midcoast Internet broadband system by a vote of 442-115.

The voters supported all town budget and school budget items at the polls.

Marcia Dietrich was elected to the school board; Helen Shaw and Marsha Steinglass to the library committee.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: ANANUR FORMA | Jun 09, 2021 17:28

"pretty in pink" love that color, am not being sarcastic.

Posted by: Melissa MacCoole | Jun 09, 2021 09:53

Thank you to the people of Rockport for voting down the proposed ordinance to regulate Short Term Rentals.

NO WAS THE WAY TO GO ON 4.      Good thinking Rockport.   Jeff MacCoole

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