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    April 4, 2012

    Rockport details time line for old school demolition

    The town of Rockport will be going out to bid in late spring to gather proposals for removing asbestos from the former Rockport Elementary School East with the goal of tearing the buildings down in April 2013. The Rockport Select Board voted 3-2 at its Feb. 27 meeting to demolish the building. The town acquired the 7.6-acre site in 2009 when School Administrative District 28 ceased using it as a school. The ...

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    March 9, 2012

    Rockport Select Board cancels meeting, plans RES East site visit

    The Rockport Select Board has postponed its next meeting, originally scheduled for Monday, March 12. The board and a professional landscaper will walk the Rockport Elementary School East site, at the corner of Route 1 and West Street, on Tuesday, March 13, beginning at 8 a.m. The next meeting of the Rockport Select Board will be held on Monday, March 19, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. For more ...

  • Published
    February 28, 2012

    Rockport leaders vote to demolish old school

    In a 3-2 decision, with board members Tracy Murphy and William Chapman opposing the motion, the Rockport Select Board voted Feb. 27 to demolish the former Rockport Elementary School East structures at the corner of Route 1 and West Street. The vote, which occurred at a regularly scheduled Select Board meeting at the Rockport Opera House, came after a lengthy discussion about the feasibility of retaining any of ...

  • Published
    February 14, 2012

    School’s fate to be decided at Rockport town meeting

    The budget that Rockport residents will vote on in town meeting Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 and 13, will include the cost of demolishing the former Rockport Elementary School East at the corner of Route 1 and West Street. The decision to put that item on the warrant came after lengthy discussion at the Select Board's Feb. 13 meeting. At the start of the discussion, citizen Ken McKinley told the board they ...

  • Published
    January 25, 2012

    Rockport mulls school demolition

    Rockport citizens supported demolishing at least part of the former Rockport Elementary School East property when the Select Board discussed options at a workshop Jan. 23. In addition to town employees, approximately 15 citizens attended the meeting. No formal decisions were made. The town acquired the 7.6-acre site in 2009 when School Administrative District 28 ceased using it as a school. The 40,000-square-foot ...

  • Published
    January 20, 2012

    Rockport to mull school property options

    A site walk at 2 p.m. will precede the Rockport Select Board's workshop meeting Monday, Jan. 23. That meeting has been called to review options for the possible disposition of the former Rockport Elementary School East property at the corner of Route 1 and West Street. By a narrow margin, Rockport voters on Nov. 8 rejected an effort to establish town sentiment as opposed to the sale of the property. On March 18, ...

  • Published
    December 13, 2011

    School demolition topic of January Select Board workshop

    A Jan. 23 workshop will address the possible demolition of all parts of the former Rockport Elementary School East, after the Select Board reviewed some of the issues surrounding the safety of that property. At the Dec. 12 meeting, the board discussed the relative condition of three sections of the property at the corner of Route 1 and West Street. The meeting was the first official meeting for newly elected ...

  • Published
    September 13, 2011

    School ownership petition to face town-wide vote

    A request from the owner of a private road to place transfer of that road to town ownership on the Nov. 8 ballot was not approved at the Sept. 12 meeting of the Rockport Select Board. After an hour-long discussion in which developer Richard Nightingale and resident Jon Duke called on Rockport to take over maintenance of Hawthorne Drive and Ashley Terrace, a motion by Geoffrey Parker to place the question on the ...

  • Published
    May 10, 2011

    Rockport moves forward with Maine Media proposal

    The Rockport Select Board voted May 9 to appoint a negotiation team to enter into discussions with Maine Media Workshops and College regarding the future of the former Rockport Elementary School property at the corner of Route 1 and West Street. At their April 19 meeting, it was decided not to put a question on the June ballot to direct the board to negotiate with Maine Media for the redevelopment site. At ...

  • Published
    May 5, 2011

    Rockport to reconsider manager’s contract

    Rockport Select Board Chairman William Chapman said May 5 that the board's April 11 vote to not renew the contract of Town Manager Robert Peabody did not comply with state law. He said he expected to entertain a motion at the Monday, May 9 meeting to reconsider the decision from one of the three board members who voted in favor of the move. Those board members are Thomas Farley, Alexandra Fogel and Dale ...

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