Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Clueless

“Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.”                                                             -Nigerian Proverb I don’t know what has come over Newburyport.       Politics is actually a very exciting thing especially when sharp intellectual minds do battle over issues … Continue reading

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P. Preservationist’s Endorsement

As I have indicated before, the adoption of the local historic district ordinance is necessary to secure the future for Newburyport.       It is the single, most important issue to face our City since the days of the urban renewal demolitions. … Continue reading

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She’s back and in the nick of time!

The Grand Dame of Blogs, The Newburyport Blog, has re-opened for business. It’s been lonely out here in blogger land when it comes to consistent posts about local issues.     We’ve had to depend on an occasional post by a local … Continue reading

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I’m Agin’ it

I am definitely trying to gauge the mood of the citizens in Newburyport and I am sensing a feeling of being ‘Agin it’ out there.        Having a neighbor screaming that a clipper ship, the very symbol of our City, is … Continue reading

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The Dark Side Arise

Because there is no really significant mayoral challenge, the chances are that a tiny minority block of voters could decide the future of the City for the next two years. And the Dark Side who are largely out of power … Continue reading

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The New Lot Width Ordinance

Just to get you up to speed, in a recent land court decision, our lot width zoning ordinance was voided out due to a technicality.       Making wrong judgments over a technicality is bad enough in criminal courts, it voids out … Continue reading

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Our Two to Three Week Window

The reports are coming in that we are not going to have much of an autumn.       Nevertheless, we are still going to see some great color throughout the Greater Newburyport Area.         My primary suggestion is to make good use of … Continue reading

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Political Season

In a span of less than ten days, a significant amount of politicking is going to transpire.      The big question is, “Does anyone care?” I’ll be watching to see if there is any significant signs of life on the political … Continue reading

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A Funny Man!

Dyke Hendrickson has put a very funny twist into the Newburyport City Notebook.       I think, of course, he needs to be careful that his entertaining approach doesn’t border on editorial territory.     I don’t mind giving him a pass considering it … Continue reading

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Outside Looking In

Some readers may assume that I know the inner workings of City Hall.      Others assume that I hobnob with political heads and soak up all the ‘under the table’ and ‘behind the smoke-fillled room’ news.     Nah, most of what I … Continue reading

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