Monthly Archives: August 2010

Some willfully wear blinders

Horses can easily be distracted.     It takes a strong, skillful rider to hold them steady.        When you couple this equine trait with a full wagon hitch or a group of horses, you can see why putting blinders on them can … Continue reading

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Where does all the money go?

The saying, “Where does all the time go?” is apropos for the situation we are facing with the parking fees and the meals and lodging tax. Whereas being faced with a full day and finding later the whole time squandered; … Continue reading

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Jersey Look is Gone!

I was shocked when I turned the corner of Lime and Milk and saw…an open parking lot!      It has been bad enough over the years to see the sorry look of the Brown School – slathered blacktop, bushes literally tattered … Continue reading

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A New Selling Point

I laughed out loud today when I happened to glance across at the full page ad for Stone Ridge Properties.      I saw this amusing statement by Celine for #5 Boardman Street.        “Short distance to Newburyport’s new Rail Trail bringing you … Continue reading

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No Surprise

When I was in the Newburyport Library, I was given this huge book of newspaper sheets dating from the days of the HUD/NRA restoration of the downtown.      I was shocked to find out then and now understand why, the editorial … Continue reading

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When the Weather Gets Rough

The last few days have been an excellent test to find out how affective Clipper City Rail Trail is in getting pedestrians and tourists down to the center of town.      I took a little trip on the train and before … Continue reading

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Not even in the subject line!

Sheesh, can’t a virtual guy get a break?     Yesterday’s typically histerical attack on the expanded local historic district didn’t even mention the P. Preservationist.         I bet most of the readers were going around saying, "What petitition?"  and   "Who are the signers?".        … Continue reading

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