Monthly Archives: April 2013

Just getting started!

The Preservation Week events are coming up fast!       This year will reveal the important roles that women in particular have held in not just historic preservation in the Newbury’s but in our history as well. And yet, I still hear … Continue reading

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House Stories – 2 Woodwell Avenue – The Captain Gideon Woodwell House

The Captain Woodwell House built circa 1649 (Original deed copies still exist from 1893 & 1899). Beams are said to be original to the Captain’s merchant ship. The Woodwell Family lived in this humble house for many generations.   Gideon … Continue reading

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Another Planned Destruction of our City & Nation’s History! [WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!]

IT IS ACTUALLY A FINE EXAMPLE OF HOW TO SAVE OUR PRECIOUS HISTORIC HOMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I proudly tip my hand to the real estate brokers who broadcasted loudly that they were looking for someone who, quoting them, stated, “available for qualified … Continue reading

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A Central Theme

I realize that many in town who live inside the Newburyport Historic District want to customize their house plaques – but it is important to note that most of the world (for those few out there who have discovered Newburyport) … Continue reading

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What a difference facts can make!

We were treated to the most disgraceful, wicked behavior in the recent local historic district ordinance debate.       Lies, misinformation and a fervor bent on hate and revenge was presented for all to see. I have been very leery getting involved … Continue reading

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Newburyport is on borrowed time.

Having two applications placed before the Community Preservation Committee, one from the Newburyport Preservation Trust and another from the Parker River Clean Water Association; it is inappropriate for me to say anything negative or positive about my fellow applicants. (Believe … Continue reading

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The Domino Affect–Solar Panels in the Common Pasture

According to Joe Story, the Selectman from Newbury; there is no less than five applications for solar projects in their town. (which includes his own which is why he had to recuse himself.)       If the Town of Newbury under the … Continue reading

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