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Rockport and Bob Peabody 2011
  • Published
    May 10, 2011

    Rockport renews Peabody’s contract

    More than 80 people filled the meeting room at the Rockport Opera House Monday, May 9 to hear the Select Board discuss and act on a motion to reconsider an earlier decision that called for the town to not renew its contract with Town Manager Robert Peabody. That decision, which was made April 11 after a surprise motion by board member Dale Landrith Jr., came under fire from residents because there had been no ...

  • 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 ...

  • Published
    April 20, 2011

    Select Board chairman: Peabody dismissal violates law

    Rockport Select Board Chairman William Chapman will seek a motion to reconsider the decision to not renew Town Manager Robert Peabody's contract when the board meets next on Monday, May 9. In a letter to the board dated April 19, Chapman said he consulted with Town Attorney William Plouffe and believed the action taken April 11 "was in violation of the Freedom of Access Act." "Simply stated, we did not make ...

  • Published
    April 13, 2011

    Select Board votes to let Peabody go

    The Rockport Select Board was asked to vote not to renew the contract of Town Manager Robert Peabody at the end of a two-and-a-half hour meeting April 11 at which members set budget-related portions of the warrant for the June 15 annual town meeting. "The timing is never easy, but I think the timing is correct to be fair for all involved," said Select Board member Dale Landrith when the agenda came to "other ...

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