Monthly Archives: March 2015

Trust But Verify

I want to thank so many who voiced their support for the acquisition of the Colby Farm Property (properties, we hope.)      I said it in a previous post, but I’ll say it again, the timing is ‘damn inconvenient’. The Mayor … Continue reading

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Newburyport Train Station – We’ve done it!

Thank you everyone for making it possible for $30,000 in pledges to come to pass! Let’s savor that victory today, But tomorrow, it’s time to pony up!    My moths will be hacking furiously but too bad. Pledge drives are great … Continue reading

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Why all that wasted time and energy!?!

The way it has worked for decades in Newburyport, City Hall employees get to take time out from their jobs to attend seminars and workgroups.       They get a tasty lunch, paperwork on how things are done properly per the regulations in Massachusetts; … Continue reading

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Newburyport Train Station – We’re getting close!

If I put my money into something – I want it to count! No, I don’t want the money back – but that will happen if we can’t reach the goal. We need Metzy’s to revitalize a sorely lacking facility … Continue reading

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CPA – The Winner’s Circle

After looking at this huge list, I have chosen projects that come to $951,140.      They won’t really be in the winner’s circle because they will not get what they really need. And of course, I’m not on the Community Preservation Committee, nor … Continue reading

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CPA – Knocking off the List

After looking at this huge list, I have chosen projects that come to $951,140.        Your first thought may be the total sum is ridiculous since there is only $623,537.23 available; but also understand that the CPC is not obligated to give the … Continue reading

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CPA – Let’s use a Sifter!

Reviewing just a bit, we have $623,537.23 available for CPA projects in 2015.        In comparison, we have a total of $1,994,125 in requested funds from the City of Newburyport, from various boards, commissions & semi-autonomous organizations; and finally, a collection … Continue reading

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