Rockport Select Board to Okay Deal with Employee on Leave 

A deal is in place for a employee on administrative leave in Rockport, but town selectman can’t confirm if it involves the town manager. Robert Peabody has been on paid leave for more than two weeks. Selectboard chairman Bill Chapman says he can’t say why. But he does tell us he was given the okay by the board Tuesday night to sign off on an agreement with a town employee. Chapman also says the person discussed during Tuesday night’s meeting was the same person discussed at a meeting January 28th, the day before Peabody was placed on leave. Chapman says he’s still waiting for the other party to sign the agreement, then the result of it can be made public. He expects that to happen Friday.