Monthly Archives: June 2012

Visit Haverhill for an historic preservation lesson.

Haverhill made all the terrible mistakes during the 60’s and the 70’s when it comes to urban planning.      The citizens and their leaders chose the commonly-held belief that building new buildings solved most community problems. Don’t get me wrong about … Continue reading

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Sticking with the truth

The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is. -Winston Churchill Winston Churchill also said, “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”       We … Continue reading

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The Con*

The anti-historic preservation group has been very evasive when it comes to revealing their actual number.      I feel it is my duty to report any supporters of either side at least for history’s sake.       Recently, a new online petition has … Continue reading

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Just a quick note

I have added more names to the Raggers & Rogues List thanks to locating a new online petition.      Still very small in number – which is why they insist on passing out flyers with over fifteen lies on it when … Continue reading

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Consistent Spread

I don’t know if it is because of the looming deadline to get the story in but didn’t really get an accurate report from the Daily News as to the spread of the crowd at the Public Hearing on Thursday … Continue reading

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Flat Figures

I am going to attempt in the next couple of weeks to describe each of our city councilors.    I will also be including the Mayor and other significant persons in City Hall.  It is a tricky affair but very necessary.         … Continue reading

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It’s official!

Oleo Conservation Restriction, Newburyport Greenbelt has recently completed the acquisition of a perpetual conservation restriction over some 36 acres of land in the Little River watershed in Newburyport. This project was completed in conjunction with the Newburyport Planning Board and … Continue reading

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