Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Yankee Homecoming Highlight – The Bed Race

Considering the strange fact that one of the most-looked forward to events is the Bed Race; it was strange to find it so hard to find on the Yankee Homecoming website.      Worse, printed pamphlets and newspaper press releases barely mentioned … Continue reading

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The Story of Native Americans: Mostly Bad news and now Good

Summarizing such a complicated history is always a risky business.    Suffice to say that the story revolves around the Ten Commandments.      You can go on and on about the rich legacy of the Europeans and the aboriginal peoples but it … Continue reading

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Public/Private Works!

There was a time when the concept of the government working with commercial and non-profits toward a common good was considered radical.       Yet, such arrangements have been going on in Newburyport for most of the Twentieth Century and has been … Continue reading

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History is new this year

I have been amazed at the aggressive addition of historic activities at Yankee Homecoming. At a time that ‘Old Fashioned Sunday” as fun as it was yesterday had very little to do with old-fashioned Newburyport, the lineup of events and … Continue reading

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Summertime Public Enemy Number One

What is a worse threat to Newburyport’s heritage tourism than a developer with too much cash in his hand or a senior with two much gas on the peddle? Crabgrass. It mars our historic brick sidewalks, for that matter, the … Continue reading

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What Happened?

There are certain areas of our city that are signature Newburyport.       One of those is the drive eastward on Water Street starting from the Black Dog all the way to the Entrance to the Coast Guard Station.       It was not … Continue reading

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Alert – Major Ordinance Upgrade

Sorry for the last minute notice but a major upgrade to the Newburyport Tree Ordinances is being submitted tonight.     It will probably be sent to committee but someone needs to speak at the public comment in support of this measure. … Continue reading

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