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2011 Election Rockport
  • Published
    June 16, 2011

    Rockport budget passes with little discussion

    With the exception of changes to the public works budget, there was little discussion in Rockport as voters approved a fiscal year 2011-12 budget that was 3.3 percent higher than the previous year. According to Town Clerk Linda Greenlaw, 54 registered voters were present in the Rockport Opera House June 15. The discussion on Article 15, the public works budget, began with a motion from Helen Shaw. That motion ...

  • Published
    June 15, 2011

    Rockport voters settle heated Select Board race

    Rockport citizens voted to return William Chapman to the Select Board, and chose Geoffrey Parker to accompany him, when they went to the polls in municipal elections June 14. Parker was the top vote-getter, receiving 281 votes, with Chapman receiving 216 votes. Candidates Gordon Best, Patricia Egan and Robert Nichols received 179, 161 and 154 votes, respectively. A three-year term on the boards of School ...

  • Published
    June 15, 2011

    Signs ask voters to reject Tea Party

    Chris Shrum said June 13 that he was one of a group of people in Rockport who were seeking to engage in a political discourse about the motivation of candidates for Select Board and other municipal offices. "One way to do that is through campaign signs," he said. "We made a conscious decision to put signs out." What made the signs Shrum and his associates put along Rockport's roads unusual, in this season of ...

  • Published
    June 14, 2011

    Poll times for municipal elections

    Voters in Midcoast towns will cast ballots for municipal and school board posts, and set their annual budgets in town meetings during the month of June. Poll times for secret ballot voting and town meeting locations are listed below. Absentee ballots are available at town offices for each municipal election. For details regarding a particular town's election policies, call the town office at the number shown. ...

  • Published
    June 8, 2011

    Rockport voters to choose candidates, approve budget

    Rockport voters will fill two Select Board seats, one three-year term on the board of School Administrative District 28 and Five Town Community School District, three positions on the Budget Committee, and one on the Library Committee when they vote Tuesday, June 14. Citizens will meet the following evening, Wednesday, June 15, in open town meeting to address a warrant of 31 articles that includes the town's ...

  • Published
    June 7, 2011

    Experience, process issues differentiate Rockport candidates

    Voters learned more about the positions and experience of five candidates competing for seats on the Rockport Select Board at a televised public forum June 6. The names of William Chapman, Gordon Best, Patricia Egan, Robert Nichols and Geoffrey Parker will appear on the ballot, with the top two vote-getters winning election. The candidates introduced themselves and fielded questions from the floor and ...

  • Published
    June 4, 2011

    Egan: citizens should choose candidates with character

    "I have lived in many places," Patricia Egan said May 5. "Most of the time I have served in some way." Five candidates will vie for two seats on the Rockport Select Board. Select Board Chairman William Chapman's current term, and that of Tom Farley, will expire in June. The names of Chapman, Gordon Best, Egan, Robert Nichols and Geoffrey Parker will appear on the ballot for those seats, with the top two ...

  • Published
    June 4, 2011

    Parker would make Select Board accessible

    "Rockport needs to have the pendulum swing back. I can be of help," Select Board candidate Geoffrey Parker said May 9. Five candidates will vie for two seats on the Rockport Select Board. Select Board Chairman William Chapman's current term, and that of Tom Farley, will expire in June. The names of Chapman, Gordon Best, Patricia Egan, Robert Nichols and Parker will appear on the ballot for those seats, with the ...

  • Published
    June 4, 2011

    Best seeks return to Select Board

    Gordon Best said May 6 that the major issue for the future of the former Rockport Elementary School property at the corner of Route 1 and West Street was the desire among townspeople to have continued use of the field and, maybe, the gym. Five candidates will vie for two seats on the Rockport Select Board. Select Board Chairman William Chapman's current term, and that of Tom Farley, will expire in June. The ...

  • Published
    June 4, 2011

    Nichols would focus on fair representation

    Robert Nichols said May 17 that he was running for a seat on the Rockport Select Board because "the town needs some qualified people on the Select Board." Five candidates will vie for two seats on the Rockport Select Board. Chairman William Chapman's current term, and that of Tom Farley, will expire in June. The names of Chapman, Gordon Best, Patricia Egan, Nichols and Geoffrey Parker will appear on the ballot ...

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