Monthly Archives: January 2014

General Thoughts

I hate to interject my opinion into the local scene – I much prefer to rely on solid subject materials supported by facts, statistics and history.       But I have to interject because so many are falling into the “presumed reality” … Continue reading

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Managed Destruction

The ZBA should not be in the business of presiding over the dismantling of the Newburyport Historic District. But that is exactly what they are doing. Developers and ignorant property owners are waiting out the demolition delay so they can build new.      … Continue reading

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A Cautious Victory

One of the common political mistakes by supporters of a particular cause is to assume that one victory constitutes winning a war.         I have seen it over the years on the local front and on the national front.    Concerned citizens … Continue reading

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