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  • Published
    June 3, 2022

    Rockport Zoning Board to uphold hotel building permit

    The Rockport Zoning Board of Appeals voted June 2 to deny each of the six arguments raised by appellants opposing the issuing of a building permit for the Rockport Hotel. At its next meeting the board is expected to finalize findings of fact and issue a final denial of the appeal.

  • Published
    May 26, 2022

    Hotel fight continues following publicized letter

    In the wake of a widely publicized letter from the Friends of Rockport saying the group has "decided to withdraw from any further litigation related to the Rockport Harbor Hotel," a letter from a Portland attorney suggests the battle is not over.

  • Published
    May 12, 2022

    Rockport Zoning Board poised to uphold Planning Board in ongoing hotel battle

    The Rockport Zoning Board of Appeals seemed to reach consensus May 10 in throwing out the arguments made by Friends of Rockport in their appeal of the Planning Board findings on the downtown hotel project.

  • Published
    April 27, 2022

    Updated: Hotel project faces new appeal in Rockport

    The Friends of Rockport and John Priestley filed another appeal against the hotel construction project in Rockport Village on Tuesday, April 26.

  • Published
    April 4, 2022

    Updated: Building permit issued for Rockport Hotel

    The building permit for the Rockport Hotel that has been under construction in the village was issued Friday, April 1, according to Code Officer Scott Bickford. It had to be issued again due to court appeals of the project.

  • Published
    February 4, 2022

    UPDATED: Rockport Planning Board affirms approval of hotel

    The Planning Board on Feb. 3 approved its findings of fact and affirmed its approval of the site plan for the hotel being constructed in the village. The project has been appealed by a group of Rockport residents.

  • Published
    January 28, 2022

    In straw polls Rockport Planning Board finds hotel meets standards

    The Rockport Planning Board took two straw polls Jan. 27 finding that the Rockport Harbor Hotel project meets requirements for parking and architectural harmony. The board is expected to take official votes on Feb. 3 in the controversial project.

  • Published
    January 21, 2022

    First look inside new Rockport Hotel

    An open house Friday offered curious residents a first look inside the new hotel under construction in Rockport Village.

  • Published
    June 16, 2021

    New hotel takes shape in Rockport

    Construction has advanced on the new hotel in Rockport despite pending appeals opposing the project.

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