By - 7/16/14 - 11:52 am

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.

In 2005, Wendy Stone-Ashe put a fence across the path in front of her property at...Read more

By - 6/13/14 - 8:16 am
Dawn over Thacher Island

Joey Ciaramitaro captured the sunrise over Thacher Island the other day.

Copyright Joey Ciaramitaro. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 1/28/13 - 7:34 am

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

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By - 10/21/12 - 9:21 am

Good Morning Gloucester has numerous exclusive photos, should you have the desire to see a dead whale on rocks; wonders if somehow it's the same whale body that briefly washed ashore on a couple of islands in Boston Harbor. WBZ reports that yes, that is the former Boston Harbor whale carcass....Read more

By - 4/22/11 - 10:38 pm

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.comRead more

By - 12/19/10 - 7:18 pm


Greg Cook took photos at Rockport's Nativity pageant.

Matt Conti posts photos from the North End Christmas parade....Read more

By - 11/12/10 - 7:11 pm

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.

Music will include traditional pieces...Read more

By - 8/15/10 - 10:09 pm

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...Read more

By - 8/13/10 - 5:56 pm

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,...Read more

By - 5/30/10 - 12:03 am

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...Read more

By - 1/14/10 - 8:57 am

Steve Borichevsky shoots a sequence of photos.Read more

By - 9/6/09 - 10:16 am
They could call them Crayaks

Beth Peardon photographs some waiting kayaks in Rockport.

Copyright Beth Peardon. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 4/17/08 - 4:41 pm

Photos showing how everybody's favorite quaint little New England fishing port was turned into a remote Alaskan village for a Sandra Bullock movie.

Via Boston Daily Blog, which discusses how Boston has become the Toronto of the movie industry (i.e., the place that stands in for other places)....Read more

By - 1/17/08 - 12:03 pm

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.Read more