Monthly Archives: July 2009

Sensible Energy Independence

I was pleased to see that the Joppa Flats Audoban Center is approaching the wind turbines in a sensible manner.     One, they have already worked aggressively to use solar panels with the understanding that it would never replace completely their … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Bed Race

When I think of Yankee Homecoming, I immediately think of Old Fashion Sunday and the Bed Race.   Sure the Fireworks and the Parade are splendid but you can’t beat the local feel that these two events generate.    Tonight at 6:00 is … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine Meeting Cancelled

I was out doing errands and did not receive notice that the hearing tonight was cancelled due to the failure to achieve a quorum.      I showed up at the front door and rather drearly read the notice on the door. … Continue reading

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House Stories – 105-107 Prospect Street – Adolphus W. Greely’s Home, Famous Arctic Explorer

If there is any more potent reason to protect the entire Newburyport Historic District as a local historic district (Therefore protecting the exterior of the homes), it is the hidden history packed into this area.    Back in August of 1884, … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Alabama Update

I really enjoyed touring the tall ships in Salisbury today.     The pirates gave a perfect spice to the entire event.   I saw the huge lines for the ships and pictured, rather sadly, those same lines in Newburyport in front of … Continue reading

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Provincial Newburyport

I just read the Newburyport Liberator‘s article, George Whitefield…Who’s He?     If you don’t get this local paper, you need to make it a priority.     The Citizens of Newburyport are so conditioned to anemic news that many have simply given up … Continue reading

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Good Move!

I read with pleasant surprise on the new wooden nickels that will be issued during Yankee Homecoming.       I tip my hat off to Kathleen Bailey for a brilliant plan.      I have experienced over two decades of Yankee Homecoming and one … Continue reading

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