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    3Mclain School Committee
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    4Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
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    What Does the Maine Climate Action Plan Mean for You?: A Talk by Dr. Lenny Reich
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    01:00 PM

    Mclain School Committee

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    Elect a Chair

    Timing of RSU13 transfer of the building

    RFP Considerations:   what would the committee like to see in an RFP and the resulting projec

    Identify next steps for the Committee

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    Time: May 3, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    06:30 PM

    What Does the Maine Climate Action Plan Mean for You?: A Talk by Dr. Lenny Reich

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    What is this Maine Climate Action Plan you’ve been hearing about? The Maine Climate Council submitted their final plans to Governor Mills in December 2020. The Maine Climate Plan covers a lot of ground, and this program, intended for a general audience, seeks to inform Mainers about what is on the horizon. Dr. Reich will discuss what the Maine Climate Plan means for Rockland and other towns and cities in Maine. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

    Dr. Lenny Reich taught at Colby College from 1986 – 2014. With undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from Bucknell, and a Ph.D. in the History of Science & Technology from Johns Hopkins, he has also held major fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard Business School, and the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT. His research interests include the history of the electrical industry, especially the combination of science, technology, and the environmental impacts of technological change. Recently, he has been working on issues dealing with diet, agriculture, and environmental consequences, including its effects on climate.

     

    For the link to register for the Zoom event, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov, or register here: Please register for the Zoom meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoceChqTspHdx8yEMcXScEA7RW9asmRJWl

     

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    Harbor Trail Committee
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    Adapting Books for the Small Screen: A Talk by Richard Burrell
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    06:00 PM

    Council Meeting

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    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                               May 7, 2021

     YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, MAY 10, 2021 AT

    6:00 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

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    THIS MEETING IS ALSO BEING LIVE STREAMED THROUGH THE CITY’S WEBSITE, AND BROADCAST OVER SPECTRUM CABLE CHANNEL 1303.  PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL, MAIL AND IN PERSON ON ZOOM.  EMAILS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CITY MANAGER AT tluttrell@rocklandmaine.gov PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

      

    ______Stuart H. Sylvester____

                                                                                    STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                         CITY CLERK

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    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    City Council Budget Review

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    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

    270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                               May 7, 2021

     YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR REVIEW OF THE PROPOSED FY2022 MUNICIPAL BUDGET AS FOLLOWS:

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    05/12/2021:     Police, Insurance & Benefits, Community Development, Publicly                                                             Funded Utilities, Library and Contributions.

    05/17/2021:     Fire/EMS, General Tax, Legislative, Executive, Assessing,                                                                 Harbor, and General Assistance.

    05/19/2021:     Public Services, Finance, Code, Clerk, City Hall, Technology and                                                             Recreation.

    05/24/2021:     CIP, Debt, School, County, WWTP and Preliminary Adoption.

     

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              ______Stuart H. Sylvester____

                                                                                      STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                           CITY CLERK

    Events for May

    13th

    03:00 PM

    Adapting Books for the Small Screen: A Talk by Richard Burrell

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

     

    Richard Burrell

    Producer Richard Burrell will talk about his work producing TV dramas in the UK and internationally – specifically, his work adapting books for the small screen. The focus of his discussion will be on his most recent and upcoming projects, including All Creatures Great and Small and Alex Rider.

    Since starting out in The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, alongside Daniel Craig, Richard Burrell left treading the boards and went behind the camera. Initially at the BBC, Richard has gone on to Produce and Executive Produce a range of drama shows for prime time transmission both in the UK and Internationally, including Waking The Dead (winning an International Emmy), Robin Hood, Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, The Invisibles, All The Small Things, Framed, Silent Witness, Farang, StrikeBack, All Creatures Great and Small, and Alex Rider.

     

    For a link to the Zoom event, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

     

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    Virtual Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
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    18Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Planning Board Meeting
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    19Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Fish Pier Bid Opening
    Virtual Contemporary Fiction Book Group
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    20Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Who’s Your Daddy?: A Talk by Arisa White
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    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    City Council Budget Review

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    Virtual Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Catching Up With The Classics is an online book group that meets monthly via Zoom. The book schedule for the next couple months is as follows:

    May 17th- Bless Me Ultima by Rudulfo Anaya

    June 21st- The Red Tent by Anita Diament

    July 19th- Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

    We’re always looking for new readers! Email pking@rocklandmaine.gov for more info, or call the Library, 207-594-0310, to request a book title.

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    Fish Pier Bid Opening

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    Virtual Contemporary Fiction Book Group

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Broaden Your Literary Horizons with  Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group

    Launched in 2020, the Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group (CFDG) enjoys lively and thought-provoking conversations about celebrated novels by prize-winning international authors. The group currently meets via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month and welcomes new members. The Library invites interested readers to contact: pking@ rocklandmaine.gov for more information.

    Maureen Anne Jennings facilitates the CFDG. Maureen is an author and editor who lives in Rockland. Her fiction includes Bartender Wanted and One Too Many, as well as work published in various anthologies.

    We’ll move in to warmer weather with Less by Andrew Sean Greer, which won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize.

    The CFDG’s 2020 reading list covered novels that received or were finalists for major international literary prizes, such as the Pulitzer, Booker, National Book, Pen Faulkner, and Dublin International Literary awards. Selected titles included Sing, Unburied Sing; The Underground Railroad; Elsey Come Home; An American Marriage; The Friend; Fates and Furies; Exit West; Machines Like Me; Behold the Dreamers; and Clock Dance.

    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

    City Council Budget Review

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    Public Services, Finance, Code, Clerk, City Hall, Technology and Recreation

    Events for May

    20th

    06:30 PM

    Who’s Your Daddy?: A Talk by Arisa White

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Arisa White

    Learn about the seven-year writing journey that started during White’s “Jesus Year” when her mother asked, “Do you want to write your father in Guyana?” Unsure what to say, White began penning epistolary poems addressed to her father. The poems and prose became documents of her daily life, citations from books, quotations from artists and cultural thinkers, song lyrics, and reflections on White’s spiritual condition. Feeling that this question of fatherhood wasn’t something she wanted to tackle alone, she hosted a call for submissions and community epistolary workshops for participants to write personal letters to distance, absent, or dead fathers, and patriarchal figures. The common themes of abandonment inspired White to write a poetic memoir that gives healing attention to the absences that shape our lives.

    Arisa White is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Colby College and author of several poetry collections, which have been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, Lambda Literary Award, California Book Award, and Wheatley Book Award. She is the co-author of Biddy Mason Speaks Up, the second book in the Fighting for Justice Series, which won the Maine Literary Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Middle-Grade Nonfiction. Published in March 2021, from Augury Books, her poetic memoir Who’s Your Daddy is a lyrical, genre-bending tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese American woman who, while seeking to define her own place in the world, negotiates an estranged relationship with her father.

     

    This event is presented as part of the Maine Humanities Council’s “World in Your Library” series.

     

    For a link to the Zoom event, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

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    26Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    27Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
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    05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

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    CIP, Debt, School, County, Wastewater Treatment Facility and Preliminary Adoption. Adopt declaration of official intent.

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    06:30 PM

    A Reconsidered World: An Art History Talk by Dr. Michael Grillo

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Michael Grillo & Calvin

    The Great Plague of 1348 swept across the European world with an unprecedented ferocity that brought cathartic changes to Late Mediaeval society. Suffering substantial losses of their populations shook the newly developed foundations of the emerging guild-democracies of fourteenth-century Italy, throwing their understanding of the world into question. Rather than viewing this era as an interruption in beginnings of the Renaissance, however, might we instead consider how the Great Plague era opened opportunities for rethinkings that in fact contributed directly to the Renaissance centuries that followed? Looking to the visual arts of the era, A Reconsidered World will explore how catastrophic urban depopulations caused a paradigm shift in how the Late Mediaeval peoples conceptualized their world, one that lead directly to the Renaissance sense of realism so familiar to us through our own view of the world through photography.

    Dr. Michael Grillo is Professor of Art at the University of Maine. He writes on how Italian fourteenth-century images operate as primary sources that visually articulate ideas inexpressible in any other media, including the verbal realm. Dr. Grillo received his PhD from Cornell University with a dissertation on Medieval History of Art. He continued this work with his 1997 book, Symbolic Structures: The Role of Composition in Signaling Meaning in Italian Late Medieval Painting. He is also a practicing photographer and seeks to explore how aesthetic theories play out directly in application in our world, particularly how photography operates as a cultural specific visual modality.

    For a link to the Zoom event, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

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    About Rockland, Maine

    The City of Rockland has always benefited from a unique combination of geography and economics that has made it one of the most beautiful and practical destinations on the coast of Maine. Its nearly 8,000 residents live at the heart of Midcoast Maine, an area world famous for its mountainous and rocky shore with hundreds of harbors and inlets, and for some of the best cruising waters anywhere for sailing and boating for pleasure or sport. A nearly mile-long granite breakwater protects Rockland Harbor and lighthouse making it one of the finest shipping and recreational boating harbors on the East Coast of the United States.

    Learn more about Rockland, the History of Rockland or Doing business here.

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