Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dancing with the Dead on Old Hill Cemetery

  Halloween is to me a great time to have a community that gets together for a good time – I highly advise anyone to venture, if there is room, onto Marlboro Street this Sunday where the term ‘block party’ … Continue reading

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A sound base for greater things.

The National Register of Historic Places’ Newburyport Historic District (NHD) is now online.        It took a lengthy chunk of time to link the Historic Survey information to the Inventory which includes every building within the Register area.      I did discover … Continue reading

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Dark Siders Roaming our City

Like zombies in the video Thriller, our City is plagued by none other than dark siders.     Unfortunately, they roam our community year-round and not just at Halloween. For those who are not regular visitors to this site, a dark sider … Continue reading

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What is our City coming to?

I couldn’t believe my eyes.     After years of the handicapped struggling to get across busy State Street to the banks and insurance companies, the DPW is having the nerve of installing American Disabilities Act-complaint ramps next to one of the … Continue reading

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A tug on my wallet!

Perhaps you have noticed that certain companies have appeared in our area seeking giant wind turbines.      First in Newbury, then in Amesbury and there is even talk of some in Merrimac, Rowley and Salisbury.       The legislature has chosen to pursue, … Continue reading

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Newburyport’s Economic Secret Weapon

One of the ugly truths about our beautiful area has nothing to do directly with our City and everything to do about New England.      We have nasty, beat-your-spirit-down winters. So many see our environment during the late spring, summer and … Continue reading

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Let’s get the lead out!

No, I am not talking about the Emma Andrews Library.      I’m talking about historic preservationists who like to sit around and do nothing.      Some even hide! Essex National Heritage Commission is going to hold a public hearing on December 2nd … Continue reading

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