Monthly Archives: April 2009

Essex National Heritage Annual Meeting – Apr 2009

I attended the Annual Meeting of the Essex National Heritage Commission this morning at the Firehouse.     It has been a tough year for them since they received cuts from the Federal Government and were completely cut off from the Commonwealth … Continue reading

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Preservation Week Details

I am happy to announce the firm itinerary of events for Preservation Week.       The Trust has been busy with an impressive list of sponsors for this year: Newburyport Development, Hall and Moscow, Stone Ridge Properties, Coastal Trails Coalition as well … Continue reading

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Cast Your Vote!

I like to keep the subject of historic preservation on a local Newburyport level but in this case I am going to make an exception.    Especially when we may require a favor in return when it’s a Port City project! … Continue reading

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The “Masked Preservationist”

I read in amusement on Tom Salemi’s blog that I am called now the Masked Preservationist.      The P. Preservationist is not really being very cryptic.   Its a literary device much in the vein of Mark Twain.    Jim Roy at the Newburyport … Continue reading

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Preservation Week

I received a full debriefing on the Preservation Week May (27th to the 31st) itinerary last night.      Sounds like a really excellent series of events.   I wish I could relay the details but I will wait until they are finalized before … Continue reading

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Use it or Lose it!

The city used a huge chunk of the CPA money to purchase large tracts of land as a green zone.     Now, by and large, the nature of this land should be conservation and preserving our city’s agricultural and water resources … Continue reading

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Property Values

It is the gut instinct to label people.     Oh, he’s just an environmentalist!   Or,  he’s just one of those historic preservationists!   Or, he’s just an abutter playing NIMBY.    Its done in a way to say, "Hey, these people are one-issue only, … Continue reading

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