Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Disgrace of our Sidewalks

You will have to excuse me while I indulge in a bout of exasperation.      The condition of our sidewalks throughout the city of Newburyport is disgraceful.     It would be excuseable if we were in some other town which is not … Continue reading

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Waterfront Park – Tomorrow Night

Charleston, South Carolina has the unique distinction of being the mirror image of Newburyport when it comes to architecture.     The only exception is their southern climate.       It also looked a lot like Newburyport’s dilapidated downtown at the same time as … Continue reading

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The Status of “House Stories”

Some may be thinking that I have forgotten the series on "House Stories".     No, I have not.     The whole purpose was to show that the large historic homes are surrounded with small historic homes that are just chocked full of … Continue reading

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Brick Sidewalks Redone

There has been quite a stir caused by the brick work near the corner of State and High.     The bricks have been thoughtfully pulled up and the surface underneath re-smoothed.     Citizens all over have been excited about it and some … Continue reading

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Cubby Holed

It is most unpleasant to be cubby holed in politics.   It is often said on the streets of Newburyport, "Oh, that person is with the enviromentalists", or "Oh, that’s a Moak person", or I have heard in the past, "Those are … Continue reading

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Keep Your Guard Up!

After a long spell of sogginess and the slightest onset of sun, I know the barbecue arm is beginning to twitch and the longing glances are focused on the beach.   Yet, there are eventful things happening just when we want … Continue reading

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A Port No More!

There has been some talk about the way Newburyport buildings and streetscapes were constructed back when it was a "port".     Somehow there has been discussion of resurrecting the landscape to reflect the long ago days of clipper ships and chinaman trading … Continue reading

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