Monthly Archives: December 2011

A New Year’s Resolution

I’m going to try to do this.      And it’s going to be tough but I think it’s manageable. I’m going to stop name calling in my posts.     I will do my best not to put labels on our local citizens. … Continue reading

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You talking to me?

I was reading the last installment of the Port & Preservation series in the Daily News and the reporter was talking about the worrying concern by many that a self-appointed extremist would get on the Local Historic District Commission and … Continue reading

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The proof is in the pudding

The one thing the Daily News ‘sort of’ got wrong yesterday in its installment of the ‘The Port and Preservation’ that the attempt at the LHD back in the 70’s failed.   It was true the attempt failed mainly because it … Continue reading

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Kid’s Gloves

Other than a great picture of Richard Hordon; there wasn’t much in the way of new information in today’s third installment on “The Port and Preservation”.     I would have loved to hear more about those who fancy opposing the winning … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Law

I was reading the proposed local historic district ordinance and was struck by this header that was put just before the list of guidelines: “Although the replacement of non-contributing features existing at the time this NLDH …is permitted, the property … Continue reading

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Our needs will drive us to it

As much as many seem to think that businesses are driving our local economy, they need to see the chart below to know where we get our city’s revenues. I rejoice when our businesses either in the industrial park or … Continue reading

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The Holy Grail

It was like a sledgehammer had been slammed across the collective chests of all those present. You could see in the shocked expressions and the eyes – the unthinkable had been done. And yet, there it was. The question came … Continue reading

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