Monthly Archives: May 2016

NPT Refuses ‘Blood Money’

Tonight the ZBA will be discussing the Mayor’s mediation over 77 Lime Street. You know the house.      The one that Mass Historic uses to show international visitors how not to preserve an historic house. Well, the developer, ever outrageous, has … Continue reading

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Newburyport Returns to the Sea

As pretty as our city is, and our harbor packed with pleasure boats shine like a fine china on display; our harbor is regrettably still naked! It’s like a tuxedoed man with pressed shirt, creased coat and a fresh shave … Continue reading

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Where’s a town crier when you need one!?!

We need to get everyone out to the joint Planning Board and Council of the Whole meeting, Wednesday night in the city council chambers.           If you can’t make it, send e-mails to the members of the Planning Board and City … Continue reading

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One more thing to stop the damage.

Tonight the primary thrust of the Committee of the Whole and the Planning board will be to tighten the building inspector’s record keeping and due diligence.      Just one more attempt to try to stop the boom town ‘slap-anything-together-and-sell-it-at-inflated prices’ that … Continue reading

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Cramming it all in!

The Month of May is turning into a whirlwind of activities in the city.      The best thing to do is make a schedule of all the events and pick and choose how many can be attended. It always amazes me … Continue reading

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