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By adamg - 4/29/24 - 11:36 am

A group of Rockport residents yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against the way their town is planning on moving forward with rezoning to comply with a state mandate to increase allowable housing density near MBTA stations (federal courts let people file suits even on Sundays). Read more.

By adamg - 10/19/22 - 10:09 pm

A couple of guys from Brockton and Rockport were sentenced to federal prison today for a phone-based hacking scheme to steal people's social-media accounts and then use those to grab some cryptocurrency. Read more.

By adamg - 6/16/21 - 4:32 pm
Milkway over the Atlantic from Rockport

Rick Macomber captured the Milky Way from Rockport the other night.

By adamg - 7/8/20 - 9:44 am

People living near Rockport's Back Beach say they're tired of what they say are politically connected and often malevolent Scuba divers, who clang their metal air tanks at all hours, get naked in the street, block driveways, toss their trash on people's lawns and dox or threaten residents who complain. Read more.

By adamg - 11/11/19 - 2:27 pm

The Police - Message In A Bottle Video

NBC Boston reports somebody in France found and replied to a message a then kid in Rockport put in a bottle nine years ago.

By adamg - 7/17/17 - 9:23 am
Aurora in Rockport

Tamas K-L reports he took this around 10:30 p.m. in Rockport.

By adamg - 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.

By adamg - 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.

By adamg - 4/27/13 - 10:38 pm

Good Morning Gloucester has the photos.

By adamg - 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 poison.

By adamg - 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.

By rockportlegionband - 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.com

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


Greg Cook took photos at Rockport's Nativity pageant.

By rockportlegionband - 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.

By rockportlegionband - 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 will be available, but remember to bring your own seating (chairs or a blanket).

By rockportlegionband - 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, 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.

By adamg - 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 Sector Boston.

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

Steve Borichevsky shoots a sequence of photos.

By adamg - 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.

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