Monthly Archives: June 2010

A Push for Better Sidewalks

I of course, want to see historic brick sidewalks consistently within the Newburyport Historic District and concrete sidewalks in the rest of the City’s neighborhoods.      This Nirvanna of Pedestrianism is going to take awhile to become a reality though.   In … Continue reading

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Design Review – Not Dirty Words

I heartily commend Mary Harbaugh for bravely standing up to the MVRTA on Friday morning.       She spoke before ‘bureaucrats’ who hardly have Newburyport’s best interest in mind.       But they’re not stupid.      What they need is a firm-hand to steer them … Continue reading

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A Different City – The Outdoor Liquor Issue

Newburyport is slowly and begrudgingly becoming the Cambridge of the North.      Some may deny it but it doesn’t take long for those with eyes, to look around and notice.       With that change comes a different clientele.         I have seen a … Continue reading

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Too Fancy

Enough is enough!     First came the world-class quality of the Clipper City Rail Trail and then came the National Park quality of Brown Square and now the Lighthouse?   The Lighthouse has signage added via the ever-excellent Jen Wright.      I … Continue reading

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Jumbled Thoughts & a Correction

I was very happy to read this morning that the EPA has further delayed implementation of the lead laws & penalties.    This means further good news for Newburyport as this extends a healthy construction building season on into the fall.       … Continue reading

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Great News on the Lead Laws & Penalties

No one can argue that lead in the paint needs to be removed.     What one can argue is that government can be very heavy handed once it decides to do something.      Many in the building industry received notice of these … Continue reading

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A Little Political Pontificating

I was on the waterfront yesterday and spotted the ticket booth for the tour boats stuck off the boardwalk.      I found out asking around that the Mayor had basically told Waterfront Trust to stop arguing and move it.     The message … Continue reading

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