Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Hysteria Crowd

It is by the very nature of an elected official’s job that he (or she) can often appear cowardly.     In theory, they’re supposed to be responsive to the citizens.        And in an ideal world, they take the input from the … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Businesses, Downtown, Eco-tourism, Economics, finances, Health and wellness, Heritage Tourism, Infrastructure, News & Politics, Parking, Parks, Planning, Quality of Life, Taxes, Tourism, Waterfront | 3 Comments

This year’s CPA Applications

The amount of applicants for the Community Preservation Act’s pool of money is quite a bit down this year. Here is the list which easily fits on a single piece of paper. I’ve noticed that Newburyport Preservation Trust, Oak Hill … Continue reading

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Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

I thought it was rather odd reading in the paper of record, all the giddiness over the Mayor’s State of the City Address. I am not by nature a cynical person – this doesn’t mean I am not aware of … Continue reading

Posted in Art & Culture, Demolitions, Developers, Eco-tourism, Environment, Health and wellness, Heritage Tourism, Landfill, Landscapes, News & Politics, Open Space, Quality of Life, Streetscapes | Leave a comment

Exploration generates pure joy

While I have been busy doing other things and not really been doing much blogging lately; Mary Eaton over at Newburyport Blog has been doing a bang up job of holding up the flame of historic preservation. And I can … Continue reading

Posted in Education, History, Open Space, Preservation History | 1 Comment