Category Archives: Conservation

What a view!

I firmly believe that like Seward’s Folly (the purchase of Alaska) that Mayor Al Lavender’s ill-fated host agreement with DEP’s favorite trash mafia; will in the end be a boon for Newburyport. Everyone has heard about the landfill but very … Continue reading

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Tour Reminder – Little River Trail System

This Saturday, at 8:30, at the entrance to the Cooper North Pasture Nature Trail (in view of the iconic Kestrel birdhouse and short jaunt through this magnificent pasture pictured above and easily visible from Hale Street), a tour will begin. … Continue reading

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Check out the Little River Trail System – A Hidden Newburyport Treasure

There is an incredible resource in the City of Newburyport that is being under utilized; all because it is out of the public eye; and in many ways, hidden from view. Called the Little River Trail System – five beautiful trails, one … Continue reading

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Pick a Trail; Any Trail!!!!! June 25th

The slick cardsman pulls out the deck, spreads out your choices and you are confronted with 52 possible cards!     Well, when it comes to the Little River Trail System that covers the historic upper Common Pasture; we have whittled it down to … Continue reading

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Damn Inconvenient & Damn Confusing Too!

I’m talking about the Colby Farm Property that lies at the intersection of Crow Lane and Low Street.    I was thinking ‘darn inconvenient’ but let’s face it – it doesn’t have the force of frustration that ‘damn’ relays.        It’s been … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being ‘green’ but it could be easy being green

Is that title confusing you?     In other words, you can make it hard to achieve a green community or you can make it easy – it’s all in your attitude. The purpose of the present Green Building Movement is to … Continue reading

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We need to throw off our hypocrisy (Starting in the Building Department)

When the  Green Community Act was embraced here in Newburyport; it meant that we, as a city would begin to become “Green”.        This is not some light-hearted affair sticking a solar panel there, and an electric charging station here; it … Continue reading

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