Monthly Archives: January 2015

Revealing the Unseen

Being the last day of January, it is probably an appropriate time to quote Martin Luther King, Jr. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Let’s face it.      Newburyport is a pretty place, … Continue reading

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Plausible Deniability

I realize that I stirred up a hornet’s nest when I brought up the issue of the design of the parking garage; but I had a purpose.       Just because new construction is allowed inside a National Register historic district doesn’t … Continue reading

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Smarten up out there!

I am making this statement as a word of warning and to challenge those who would dare to oppose the Bulldozer.       The fact remains that our present City Hall has a level of political sophistication from which an inept and ill-informed public … Continue reading

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The Colby Farm Property

When it comes to the whole issue over the Colby Farm Property, one has to understand that our Smart Growth Ordinance stresses, and I am simplifying it to state its bottom line; has to do with preserving our farms, our quality … Continue reading

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A Triple Plus for the City

Totally out of the public eye – an exciting development has been plodding along that will be a real benefit to the city for a long time! When Tropic Star decided to obtain the Shell Station and the adjoining properties; … Continue reading

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The New N.A.I.D.

Though Bill Plante likes to glorify the Newburyport Area Industrial Development group; the truth is, they were founded on false promises. (Providing jobs and a tax base for average Newburyporters)    They took public money that was raised from the citizens, … Continue reading

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Too much of a good thing!

Sometimes too much of  something good can end up being bad.        All it takes is to bring it to the point of excess.        Carrots and lettuce are considered healthy food but if you were to eat a bushel full, the … Continue reading

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