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    1Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Planning Board Meeting
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    2Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    3Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Camden Conference Talk: “Melting Ice, Vanishing Fish – How Climate Change in the Arctic is Affecting Maine’s Fishery” A Virtual Talk by Ret Talbot
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    06:30 PM

    Camden Conference Talk: “Melting Ice, Vanishing Fish – How Climate Change in the Arctic is Affecting Maine’s Fishery” A Virtual Talk by Ret Talbot

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Ret Talbot

    The Camden Conference and Rockland Public Library host Ret Talbot in a Zoom presentation. He will be discussing “Melting Ice, Vanishing Fish — How Climate Change in the Arctic is Affecting Maine’s Fishery.”

    As the once well-established borders between the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific oceans become blurred by warming waters, a massive fisheries resource shift is underway. Valuable species like halibut, pollock, snow crab, and cod are appearing in larger numbers in the north as their populations diminish across more traditional fishing grounds to the south. In some cases, this means that valuable fish stocks are moving out of the territorial boundaries of one country and into those of another. In other cases, stocks are moving into international waters that are now (or soon will be) free of ice in the summer, providing a new opportunity for international commercial fishing vessels to exploit them. While some management measures, including a moratorium on fishing in the central Arctic Ocean, are in place, there are still many unknowns. This talk will discuss these issues largely through the lens of the valuable cod fishery. From the collapse of the northwest Atlantic cod fishery and the recent closure of the Gulf of Alaska cod fishery to the dramatic rise of the cod fishery in Russia with its most valuable markets in China, we’ll look at how climate-induced ecosystem changes in the Arctic are affecting global fisheries.

    Ret Talbot is an award-winning journalist with over two decades of experience covering stories from some of the more remote corners of the globe. Since 2007, Talbot has worked as a full-time freelance writer and photographer, penning stories for magazines and working on book-length projects. His current work focuses largely on marine ecosystems and the myriad interactions between humans and those ecosystems. From the artisanal fisheries of the developing island nations of the Pacific to the heavily politicized commercial fisheries of Hawaii and the Gulf of Maine, Talbot spends much of his time interviewing fishers, fisheries managers, politicians, scientists, environmentalists, and other stakeholders about fisheries issues at the intersection of sustainability and science.

    Talbot’s most recent project is the Beyond Data Podcast, an hour-long podcast that takes deep dives into mostly fisheries related topics. You can listen here and like the show’s Facebook page here.

    Ret and his wife Karen Talbot, an artist and scientific illustrator known for her work with fishes, live on the coast of Maine. They frequently collaborate on projects and love to invite guests into their home-based gallery and studio in Rockland, Maine.

    The program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. Please email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov to request a link to attend.

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    8Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
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    9Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
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    10Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Harbor Management Commission
    Virtual Talk: Katherine Owen, Coastal Islands Park Ranger
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    12Friends of Rockland Library Book Sale
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    05:30 PM

    Agenda Setting Council Meeting

    Zoom Meeting

    ATTACHED PLEASE FIND THE NOTICE HERE

    FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE

    ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WHICH WILL

    BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY ON ZOOM

    ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 BEGINNING AT 5:30 P.M.

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOW TO VIEW THIS MEETING

    ARE INCLUDED ON THE ATTACHED MEETING NOTICE.

    PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE TAKEN BY REGULAR MAIL,

    EMAIL, OR IN-PERSON ON ZOOM.

    COMMENTS CAN BE MAILED TO CITY MANAGER TOM LUTTRELL

    AT 270 PLEASANT STREET, ROCKLAND, MAINE  04841

    OR EMAILED TO tluttrell@rocklandmaine.gov PRIOR TO THE START OF THE MEETING.

     

    COPIES OF THE COMPLETE AGENDA ARE AVAILABLE

    AT THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE AT ROCKLAND CITY HALL,

    270 PLEASANT STREET, ROCKLAND, MAINE

    AND ON THE CITY’S WEBSITE AT

    www.rocklandmaine.gov

    Events for September

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    06:00 PM

    Harbor Management Commission

    Zoom Meeting

    Topic: Special  HMC meeting

    Time: Sep 10, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

     

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    Office:  207-594-0312

    Cell:  207-691-1952

    06:30 PM

    Virtual Talk: Katherine Owen, Coastal Islands Park Ranger

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Katie Owen

    Rockland Public Library will host a Virtual Talk by Katherine Owen, the new Park Ranger at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. The program will provide an overview of what the US Fish and Wildlife service does, and specifically, the preservation and protection work being performed by Maine Coastal Islands NWR. Owen will also discuss the natural history of seabirds and the cultural history that lead to the need of conservation, along with some current issues affecting our environment.

    Katherine Owen is an Illinois native, who attended the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, where she studied fish and wildlife conservation. After graduating from college, she started a long journey of seasonal work doing outdoor education and interpretation up and down the East Coast of the United States. Owen accepted her first federal job with the National Park Service in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she spent 4 years. She followed this with a spring season in Yellowstone National Park, before finding her way to Maine and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Owen loves to educate the public on what is in their own back yards.

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    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Friends of Rockland Library Book Sale

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    The Friends have been busy gathering and sorting books, and there will be classics, adult fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, gardening books and children’s books. More than 3,000 gently used books will be on sale in all subjects. There will also be a “book-tique” under a separate tent for special, individually priced books.

    Proceeds of the sale will support the Friends of Rockland Public Library’s severely impacted 2020 budget that funds library cards for Knox County students, all children’s and young adult books, computers and computer maintenance, interlibrary loan services, Thursday evening adult programming, elimination of overdue fines and more.

    Due to the pandemic, the book sale will be held outside. The downstairs of the library, including the Book Stop, is still closed to the public. Masks and social distancing norms are required for this sale.

    The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per bag, (bring your own bag). Members of Friends of Rockland Public Library are invited to shop first, from 8:30 until 9 a.m. Anyone interested in joining or renewing their Friends membership may do so at a table set up outside of the sale tent.

    “We are so excited to finally have a book sale! Our summer sale is one of our biggest fundraisers. More importantly, I miss seeing my community of library friends. I hope you stop by on Saturday and Sunday, pick out some books, and say hello,” says President of the Friends of Rockland Public Library Rebecca Albright.

    In case of rain, the sale will be postponed until Oct. 3 and 4.

    For more information or questions, contact friendsofrocklandpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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    14Council Meeting
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    15Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Planning Board Meeting
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    16Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
    Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group (Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue)
    Special Council Meeting, KRT & Revaluation
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    17Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Maine’s Wild Blueberry Industry: A Virtual Talk by David Yarborough
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    Events for September

    13th

    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Friends of Rockland Library Book Sale

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    The Friends have been busy gathering and sorting books, and there will be classics, adult fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, gardening books and children’s books. More than 3,000 gently used books will be on sale in all subjects. There will also be a “book-tique” under a separate tent for special, individually priced books.

    Proceeds of the sale will support the Friends of Rockland Public Library’s severely impacted 2020 budget that funds library cards for Knox County students, all children’s and young adult books, computers and computer maintenance, interlibrary loan services, Thursday evening adult programming, elimination of overdue fines and more.

    Due to the pandemic, the book sale will be held outside. The downstairs of the library, including the Book Stop, is still closed to the public. Masks and social distancing norms are required for this sale.

    The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per bag, (bring your own bag). Members of Friends of Rockland Public Library are invited to shop first, from 8:30 until 9 a.m. Anyone interested in joining or renewing their Friends membership may do so at a table set up outside of the sale tent.

    “We are so excited to finally have a book sale! Our summer sale is one of our biggest fundraisers. More importantly, I miss seeing my community of library friends. I hope you stop by on Saturday and Sunday, pick out some books, and say hello,” says President of the Friends of Rockland Public Library Rebecca Albright.

    In case of rain, the sale will be postponed until Oct. 3 and 4.

    For more information or questions, contact friendsofrocklandpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

    Events for September

    14th

    06:00 PM

    Council Meeting

    Zoom Meeting

    Click here for Agenda

    270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

                                                                                           September 11, 2020

     YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 AT 6:00 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     REGULAR MEETING – SEE BELOW FOR AGENDA

    THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED VIA ZOOM AT  www.zoom.com

    CLICK ON “JOIN A MEETING”AND ENTER THE FOLLOWING:

    Meeting ID: 816 5263 1284  Password: 309034

    OR BY PHONE AT 1-646-558-8656

    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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    03:00 PM

    Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group (Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue)

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Join Adult Program Coordinator Shane Billings on the third Wednesday of each month for Rockland Public Library’s Contemporary Fiction Discussion Group. Our focus is critically acclaimed and award-winning titles from the past ten years. September’s discussion, which will take place via the Zoom platform, will center around Behold the Dreamers, the debut novel by Imbolo Mbue, winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award.

    Events for September

    17th

    06:30 PM

    Maine’s Wild Blueberry Industry: A Virtual Talk by David Yarborough

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    David Yarborough

    Rockland Public Library will host David Yarborough, PhD. Emeritus Blueberry Specialist and Emeritus Professor Horticulture, University of Maine, for a virtual presentation on Maine’s wild blueberry industry. Yarborough will describe the establishment of the wild blueberry plants as the glacier receded 10,000 years ago and discuss the beginnings of the blueberry industry in the 1800’s. Blueberry production in Maine has progressed from less than 1 million pounds produced in 1896 to the bumper crop of over 110 million pounds produced in 2000. Changes in harvest techniques from hand-picking to hand-raking to the current practice of machine harvesting will also be discussed. Additionally, the talk will cover the research and development-integrated pest management techniques and health-research that have allowed the wild blueberry industry in Maine to prosper and compete with cultivated blueberries in a world market.

    David E. Yarborough is the Emeritus Wild Blueberry Specialist with Cooperative Extension and Emeritus Professor of Horticulture in the School of Food and Agriculture at the University of Maine, where he worked for 40 years. He has worked with wild blueberry growers in Maine and Canada to educate them on best management practices that enabled them to increase their efficiency of production and profitability, so that this industry continues to remain competitive in the world marketplace. He was recognized by the IR-4 program when he received the Meritorious Service Award in 2006

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    22Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    National Voter Registration Day VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE
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    23Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie (Online)
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    24Babytime with Miss Katie (Online)
    Virtual Talk: Music Journalist Aimsel Ponti
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    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    National Voter Registration Day VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE

    Rockland Public Library

    Make sure your vote counts! Volunteers from the Midcoast Maine League of Women Voters will be stationed outside the Rockland Public Library (White St. entrance) from 1-3 pm on Tuesday, Sep 22nd to register new voters.  Please remember to bring your current Maine state ID or driver’s license. Masks and social distancing are required.

    Rain date: Thursday, 9/24, from 1-3 PM.

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    06:30 PM

    Virtual Talk: Music Journalist Aimsel Ponti

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Aimsel Ponti

    Music journalist Aimsel Ponti will discuss the local music scene in Portland, Maine, as well as the impact of the Coronavirus on live music performances this year. She will also give an overview of her own career as a music journalist and radio host, and talk about some of her favorite albums of 2020. The talk will take place via the Zoom platform.

    Aimsel Ponti is a music journalist and content producer at the Portland Press Herald. She started as a freelancer in 2003 and has been full-time since 2011. Her weekly Face the Music column has been running in the Press Herald magazine section since August of 2003. Aimsel also does artist interviews, show reviews, event previews and food reviews for the Press Herald. Aimsel has been appearing monthly for the past five years on the Newscenter Maine show 207, where she previews upcoming live music performances.

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    Alerts & Announcements

    Reminder to Voters – If you call City Hall to request an absentee ballot, you must speak to a person in the office. Requests for absentee ballot cannot be accepted via voicemail message.
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT FLUSH WIPES OR GLOVES!
    ROCKLAND CITY HALL WILL BE REOPENING ON JUNE 1ST. FOUR (4) CUSTOMERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BUILDING AT ONE TIME. THE PUBLIC WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS.
    You can now re-register your vehicle with on-lineRapid Renewal

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    What’s Going On Locally?

    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.

    Contact the City of Rockland

    (207) 594-0300
    Rockland City Hall

    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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