Author Archives: indyjerry77

Green Heads (and how to stop them!) & Private Beaches

Now’d you think, what it being full-blown summer, that it’s just a little too late for that.        You’ve already armed yourself with bug spray, suntan lotion, grabbed your beach chair and dipped into your savings account to help pay for … Continue reading

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Things are changing in Newburyport

In the opening dialogue of the movie, Fellowship of the Ring, Galadriel states, The world is changed. I feel it in the water I feel it in the earth I smell it in the air. Much that once was is … Continue reading

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THIS IS A ‘BIG’ DEAL!

For years, the Upper Little River Watershed was, of all things, zoned Industrial! Yes, picture factories, large parking lots and buildings, LOTS of buildings, LOTS of parking lots. And yet, this area shaped like a bowl which has a clay … Continue reading

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That “Vision Thing” can be pricy!

It has come to my attention that a renewed effort is being made, with the Mayor’s blessing; to get Hale Street renovated.       The dream is to see a wide road with ample berms with a cement sidewalk … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing & Newburyport, Part II

For many years, Newburyport was considered the “perfect” community by other towns and cities in Essex County and along the Merrimack River Valley.      Talking to so many in the region, you could pick up the tone of envy. … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing & Newburyport? Part I

Last week’s Brown School meeting revealed some confusion as to what the definition of “affordable” actually is when it comes to housing.     H.L. Menchen famously said, “Define, Define, Define”.    If the person you are talking to has … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing & The Brown School

Just as the Aztec cold coin hit the ocean in the movie, Pirates of the Carribean, and caused a powerful ripple alerting the pirates of its presence; so the Brown School has had the same affect on our land pirates. … Continue reading

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