January 24, 2019
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Rockland manager places harbor master on leave for second time

ROCKLAND, Maine — The city manager has placed the harbor master on unpaid leave for a week, the manager confirmed Wednesday evening.

City Manager James Chaousis said he could not comment on the reason for the unpaid leave imposed on Harbor Master Ed Glaser, citing the confidentiality of personnel matters.

This is the second time that Glaser has been placed on suspension by the city manager. In June, Chaousis placed the veteran city employee on paid leave for four days, reinstating him in time for the annual Rockland Lobster Boat Races.

That unpaid leave came in the wake of Glaser clashing with councilors over raising harbor fees. Glaser had opposed the hike.

Glaser said Wednesday he was told by the manager that the unpaid suspension, which begins Thursday and runs through Oct. 22, was because of unprofessional conduct. He would not go into detail about the matter but said he did not consider his action unprofessional.

Glaser has been harbor master in Rockland since February 2004. He had served previously as a schooner captain.


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