Monthly Archives: November 2012

It is rather apparent

I laughed out loud at the brief editorial today by Michael Sales – and even more over the commenters posted on the online Daily News. They anti-historic preservationists and especially their radical Libertarian wing are trying furiously to convince everyone … Continue reading

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Who is going to crawl back into their cave?

There are two interesting groups of people in Newburyport.      One group was extremely apathetic, didn’t hardly vote, couldn’t even tell you who was mayor and often few would even step inside City Hall.       Worst of all, they knew nothing about … Continue reading

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It takes courage.

It took courage to go against the tearing down of deteriorated urban centers but Newburyporters did it and bucked the system. It took courage for the city’s leaders to take the signals coming from the citizens and translate that into … Continue reading

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Last Minute Review

I thought I would provide some videos to watch on the local historic district ordinance.      Considering we’ve had city council committee sessions, information Sessions, Q & A forums, public hearings and more public hearings; it would be nice to present … Continue reading

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Powder House Tour

It was quite significant to see the grand opening of Newburyport’s first Heritage Park centered around the Powder House.        Contrary to many less familiar with history, powder houses played a vitally important role in the birth of our nation.     And … Continue reading

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Political Issues

As we begin to seek councilors who actually care about our future as an historic seaport community that is a ‘destination’ that lives off heritage tourism; we will need to set some goals that will need to be accomplished.        Some … Continue reading

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Why can’t we have it like it used to be!?!

I frankly hated formatting the first Planning & Development Committee public hearing – to me it was a wasted two hours! If they had done it correctly, each citizen speaking would have contributed their two minutes to the ordinance details … Continue reading

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