Monthly Archives: February 2010

What the…Newburyport’s History Gets No Respect

I am presently working on a dozen homes to highlight in the series of House Stories.      I wanted to put the spotlight on a particularly famous home that was a major station on the Underground Railroad.         The house has been … Continue reading

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March a Decisive Month

We have so many important issues before us in March.       The amendments to the Wind Energy Ordinance, the introduction of Stretch Codes and the Moveable Sign Ordinance Amendment as well as front line conflicts such as the 33 Market Street … Continue reading

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House Stories – 9 Dalton Street – Simpson House / Bossie Gillis Homestead

Official records show this home to have been built in 1850.    This in itself means nothing.   A lot of homes were built before 1850 which were labeled as such.    1850 indicating the exact year the “City” of Newburyport came into … Continue reading

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The Beauty and the Devastation

I will leave the photographs to other bloggers who have better skills than I do.      Needless to say, seeing Plum Island an Island (You know what I mean) was awe inspiring.         I truly felt that I was in the … Continue reading

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That was quick!

After reading about the Planning Director being replaced, I sent an e-mail to offer my condolences and the e-mail bounced back!        I guess that is that.   What ever happened to "two week" notices and such?   Definitely no negative reflection … Continue reading

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As-of-Right Zoning

Thanks to Molly Ettenborough, I see The Green Community Act Action Plan is now on the City’s website.   After reading it and reading the editorial today in the Daily News, I was very pleased to see this statement:   "However, … Continue reading

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Pick Your Battles

When faced with many different conflicts and issues concerning historic preservation, it is very important to take a stand where it counts.       Each of us has a finite amount of time and resources.       If we go scurrying about dousing every … Continue reading

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