Monthly Archives: May 2009

Preservation Week

I know its a worn-out statement but I have to say there really was something for everyone this Preservation Week.      There were children activities on Saturday, Historic Bike Tours also on the same day combining exercise with history, there was … Continue reading

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Preservation Priority!

I was so pleased to see the Firehouse sold out and packed to the rafters on the "Lost in Newburyport" presentation last night.       It was so fitting that the slides were shown in a building that was slated to be … Continue reading

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Tough Preservation Questions

I try my best to keep political issues out of this blog that do not relate to historic preservation so my thoughts on the two initial candidates is simply related to preservation.    Mayor Moak’s dealings with the budget, dealings with … Continue reading

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Windmills on the Brain: The Insanity of Wacko Environmentalists and Bandwagon Politicians!

The State House has a crazy bill that is going through the process right now.      It basically takes away any local control over the placement and permitting of Wind Turbines.      I will be providing more details but basically, the global … Continue reading

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Clarification on Last Submission

I need to clarify my last article.    I have three tropical wood windows: a regular window, a greenhouse enclosure (that has never worked, just fries plants.) and my ghastly double window patio with the unable to reach streaks and water … Continue reading

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Uh-oh!

Now I’ve done it.    Turns out that I have three badly-deteriorated windows in my house that have to be replaced.     A decade ago, I would have walked into Home Depot without a second thought and did the deed.    Now I … Continue reading

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One for Heritage Tourism!

I was pleased to see that the ghastly sign at the top of Green Street will soon be removed.      At the last ZBA meeting, the appeals board gave them the task to seek either a major modification of the current … Continue reading

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