Monthly Archives: April 2014

An Excellent Opportunity!

We forget that the Greater Newburyport Area and in particular points west and east of the city really put the ‘England’ into New England.     Aside from the funny pronunciations of our cities and towns; the area is a tribute to the English … Continue reading

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We need more volunteers!

So many may join an organization but hesitate to participate because they feel they just ‘don’t contribute’.         Or worse, they feel inadequate, don’t have any idea of what is going on, and frankly feel afraid of making mistakes.        In the … Continue reading

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Battle Won, War Continues

I ran between meetings last night – first to Newbury to hear the presentation as to why putting 99 greenhouses on the Common Pasture was a REALLY bad idea.     One abutter had a whole series of pictures showing the Pikul property … Continue reading

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Passed!

It was an anti-climax; but it’s done! Because this was an historic event for the City of Newburyport, the Preservation Trust had the foresight to have a picture taken of this city council.       For history, and for a tribute to the … Continue reading

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This just in!!!

A letter has been submitted from the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions. Read this!!! https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E3225E81E6B55D2%212742 -P. Preservationist http://www.ppreservationist.com  

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A Picture is worth….

Sometimes when the arguments and statements come flying in on an issue of great importance; it is easy for a perspective to get lost.       This is especially true in politics.        Since most everyone passes through Scotland Road at one time … Continue reading

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Tuesday: A Promise & A Threat

Preserving the way of life we have in Newbury & Newburyport mirrors so much of America’s history.        Just when we think we have a good thing in our country, we have been faced with tyrants and destructive movements that have … Continue reading

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Sophisticated Politics

We need in the conservation and historic preservation fields more sophistication in our politics.      You can call it ‘thinking fourth-dimensionally’ as used in Back to the Future, or stale terms like ‘thinking outside of the box’ or currently, being multi-dimensional in our … Continue reading

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Overall our city has been blessed.

I would love to see the city do the right thing on so many fronts but I have to remind myself that our city has been very lucky. Lucky to have a bevy of concerned citizens. There are a lot … Continue reading

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Getting your money’s worth

Tomorrow night is First Friday Friends Social at the Newburyport Custom House.         It will be packed. In fact, just about every one of these gatherings (members only and their friends I might add) that membership has risen dramatically for the … Continue reading

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