Monthly Archives: October 2011

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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The Devil is in the details.

Mayor Holaday is doing this new political code speak as quoted by the Daily News*, “The community supports the development of the Waterfront”*. Last I heard, the only person who publicly stated he loved the Central Waterfront the way it … Continue reading

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