Comments for: Rockland council overturns police denial of license to Lobster Festival vendor

Posted July 31, 2012, at 2:32 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 01, 2012, at 7:15 a.m.

ROCKLAND | The Rockland City Council overturned the recommendation of its police department Monday and issued a permit for a novelty company to sell its wares during Saturday’s Maine Lobster Festival parade. The council voted 3-1 to approve the appeal filed by Kevin Skelly of K&S Novelty of Providence, …

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  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm….sure it isn’t what he selling?

  • Anonymous

    Why the heck can’t they have a license that the business owner fills the name in. Just in case his employees do not show up for work or at least a phone number he can call  to update the info for what ever license number it is. Just another example of baboons in the government.

    • Anonymous

      Great idea! You have vendors with no regard for the law and you want to give them more leeway?  Why don’t you give them the Key to the City while your at it? 

      • Anonymous

        I agree with rockycin, the vendors have no regard for the law, they are career criminals with much leeway.  Let’s lock them up in the county hoosegow for at least a year.

      • Anonymous

         Now if you read my post, I gave a solution to keep these law breaking hooligans from breaking the law. They paid for their licenses should they not be able to use them if an employee does not show up for work? The police could then be informed of who is doing what with a simple radio check or ID check depending on the solution chosen. Then they would be able  to spend more time preforming their duties of ensuring safety on the parade route.

  • Sally Mcdermott

    Let’s see- rape, murder, domestic violence, child abductions, armed robbery, home invasions, bath salts and drugs galore, but the Rockland police, and one officer in particular, has the time to focus on this nonsense?  What’s wrong with this picture?

    • Anonymous

      With all these crimes you list, why even have the Rockland Police down at the festival taking care of incidental, non-important issues?  “Sorry mam, can’t assist you, we have armed robberies and child abductions in Rockland.” 

      On another note, I guess the vendor could get their act together like all the other vendors do.

      • Anonymous

        Word!

        • Anonymous

          The first half of my post was dripping with sarcasm…….Law n disorder’s post sums up my thoughts exactly.

          • Anonymous

            Of course they do, we can see that.

      • Anonymous

        Thats right, they should be out taking care of the real crime, like parking violations, crossing the street illegally.  Cuff em Dan-O.

    • Anonymous

      In addition to keeping us safe, Officer Daniels’ job at the parade is to check the vendors for proper licensing.  Don’t be a jerk and disrepect him for that.  Licensing is necessary for the order and accountability of those vendors.  It’s the City’s only documentation that they breezed through our town for a day and sold substandard, overpriced trinkets to our kids.  Keep up the good work, Rockland PD!

      • Anonymous

        Hmm, I skimmed the paper and didn’t see all those crimes going on in Rockland that day. Seems that when an officer is assigned to work the parade event that he/she should be enforcing the rules that go along with that assignment and if they should come across a bath salt snorting armed home invading robbing kidnapper  who is about to kill someone they can take a minute and deal with that too. Part of the PD’s job is to make sure people are following the rules. Might it be that they do background checks on the people licensed to sell and if they just replace them with anyone else that happens to come around could we not end up with sex offenders, con men etc. dealing with our children? I always find it amusing when people ask the cops if they haven’t got anything better to do. If you know of a murder please call it in. When an officer looks for things to do instead of waiting for the big call to come in they are some how power hungry. If they wait for calls to come in hey are lazy.  Good work officers, keep up the good work. Rocklandites, have a great day.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah, you all listen to lawn_n_clipper, those background checks are not expensive to do and it keeps us all safe so that we can skim newspapers for those crimes.

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, whats wrong with you people, let big brother do his thing, how dare you question what that regime is doing, be a jerk like rocky sin and check that kid selling the lemonade, he looks very suspicious to me.

  • Anonymous

    Chief Boucher made the recommendation. But who served as both judge and jury?

  • Anonymous

    Chief Boucher made the recommendation based on 2011 transgressions. But who, may I ask, served as both judge and jury to deny this 2012 license?  The city clerk? Are there documented rules for licensing to serve as a basis for such a denial?

  • Anonymous

     Chief Boucher recommended license denial. Who then served as judge and jury to implement this recommendation? The City Clerk? Is this denial  for past transgressions supported by documented licensing rules and procedures?  Perhaps not for being overturned by the City Council.

  • Anonymous

    Wow!!  The police department should have jailed those bad people for selling their wares in such a manner.  How dare they break the police department and town’s rules, next time big brother needs to confiscate all their wares and run them out of town on a rail, or at least tar and feather them.

  • Dana Brimecombe

    Another PETA ploy foiled.

  • Anonymous

    now do not forget these beacons of law gotta keep the dogs of the streets on main street too, no time for donuts this week

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