Monthly Archives: September 2010

Way to Go!

Often I will point out problems and shortfalls in our City.     More often though, I will mention ways to succeed in resolving those same issues.     But it is also a great joy to point out the many good things happening … Continue reading

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The Enemy of Aesthetics

There I was in Seabrook in a backed up line at the intersection of 107 and Route 1.      I had time to look around and noticed that a BP station that had closed was re-opened.       And it was empty.      I … Continue reading

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The Kansas Phenomena

It was high-drama last night during the public meeting of the Committee of the Whole on the meals/lodging surcharge.    It was a shame that PortMedia did not feel it necessary to tape this event.      I think, though charged with much … Continue reading

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Foliage turning now?

Last year, I posted the foliage hotline in October.     After seeing the trees changing so rapidly, I decided to call the foliage hotline for Massachusetts. (800-227-MASS)[800-227-6277] I think we are safe so far.    the peak last year hit the third … Continue reading

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Consensus: The Kiss of Death

There is a peculiar concept that has arisen recently in politics in general.     It is the idea that we must have the vast politic body agreeing as one on any particular issue or project, and then we can proceed with … Continue reading

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Yes to the Questions!

This site is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Newburyport. Your thought processes have to be pretty screwed up if you actually think that saying ‘No’ to these three questions in the ballot box is somehow benefiting us as … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Funding Ordinance

Councilor Cronin has submitted an ordinance to expand the monies for the sidewalk fund.  Last night it was put into sub-committee. What I am hoping for are two actions to come out of this: Some serious discussion concerning sidewalk repairs … Continue reading

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