In a decision that hinged on copies of deeds and maps dating to 1813 - and in particular, an 1819 map - the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today the public has the right to walk atop a seawall that a Rockport shopkeeper has been trying to keep shut.
Good Morning Gloucester has the photos.
Good Morning Gloucester posts a nice photo of a snowy owl, with a sad coda:
I took this photo yesterday in Rockport – Magnificent creature! By this morning, he had died in the same place – just tragic! The Animal Control Officer who came to collect him said often owls ingest rodents that have been poisoned – please ask your readers to re-think using poison.
The Rockport Legion Band, one of Massachusetts' oldest community bands, announces the release of its second CD, titled "Parade!". Track listing for the CD, sound clips, and ordering information are available on the band web page at http://rockportlegionband.wordpress.com
Greg Cook took photos at Rockport's Nativity pageant.
The Rockport Legion Band announces the dates for their annual holiday programs. There will be two performances, the first on Friday, December 3 at the Rockport Methodist Church; the second on Thursday, December 9 at the Rockport Congregational Church.. Both programs will begin at 7:00 P.M. Please join us either night for an evening of holiday music and good cheer.
The Rockport Legion Band will present the seventh concert of its 2010 Summer Series on Sunday, August 22 at 7:00 P.M. The concert features Celtic music and special guests the Creagan More Pipes and Drums; it will be held on the bandstand at Rockport's Back Beach.
This concert series is the seventy-seventh consecutive set of free, public programs that the band has presented. Refreshments will be available, but remember to bring your own seating (chairs or a blanket).
Drive an hour and come up for the day. Enjoy Rockport, then stay a bit late. The Rockport Legion Band will present the sixth concert in its 2010 concert series on the band stand at Rockport's Back Beach.
Jason Howard leads the band this week. Planned music includes selections from both "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Dances with Wolves"; marches by Hall, Sousa, Jewell, and Huff; a suite of ballet music by Jacques Offenbach; song medleys by Vincent Youmans and Johnny Mercer; plus some swing, ragtime, Italian songs and show tunes from Broadway.
The Coast Guard reports rescuing two men from cold waters nine miles north of Rockport after their boat sank around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Coast Guard credits the life jackets the men put on for keeping them alive until they were spotted by a search jet around 7 p.m. "Luckily the two men were wearing life jackets," said Ensign Marie Haywood, Coast Guard Sector Boston.
Steve Borichevsky shoots a sequence of photos.
Hey, guess whose favorite Beverly drawbridge isn't working again? For the third time in a month? Seems the gearbox that was replaced earlier this month is already scoring high on the Fail Meter.