Monthly Archives: February 2013

Abandonment of Historic Preservation

I figured since it was one of the most popular posts I have ever produced that citizens and patrons would put enough pressure on Newburyport Development and Cathy’s Country Kitchen (dba 17 State Street Café) to restore the Fowles Sign.      … Continue reading

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The Same Old Tune from a Classic Dark Sider

Ralph Ayers editorial today seemed like the same old tone that we’ve heard over the years – that building and construction will save the taxpayers money by obtaining revenue from new buildings.        As Jim McCauley (from Newburyport) pointed out, the … Continue reading

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A Special Note!

With much gratitude, I thank everyone who showed up at the two fundraisers last night.     It would be too vain to think it was my singular urgings that brought out the people.      I am just hoping my notices and posts … Continue reading

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Double Dating!

Today is an excellent opportunity to help two worthy organizations – one in which your participation will help in heritage tourism and one which assists  in eco-tourism and our quality of life. But both are occurring at the same time! … Continue reading

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Giving them the tools to do the job!

If we are to succeed in delivering Newburyport from a rather demoralizing future, we need to give the vast majority of  historic property homeowners the tools to preserve their homes. I’m the Poor Preservationist* and I venture that if given … Continue reading

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The Death of 14 Russia St–Newburyport

Without any fanfare, the third week of February 2013 saw the death of another antique/historic home in Newburyport. It was 14 Russia St. Perhaps the building was beyond repair. Perhaps it wasn’t worth saving – financially. But it was yet … Continue reading

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It’s all about infrastructure!

You may have noticed my recent inclusion of two important fundraisers on my website,      I know, I know – everywhere you look there is another avenue for coughing up the cash!      So why have I chosen just these two? … Continue reading

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