Category Archives: CPC

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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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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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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Last Project Standing

Perhaps I’m slightly exaggerating but its becoming quite a tense subject around the City of Newburyport. For years, the dark siders, the NAID’ers, the extreme right and the Libertarians, as well as those who make money off the city’s contracts; … Continue reading

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The Colby Farm Property

When it comes to the whole issue over the Colby Farm Property, one has to understand that our Smart Growth Ordinance stresses, and I am simplifying it to state its bottom line; has to do with preserving our farms, our quality … Continue reading

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Up Your Game!

I’m not here to cause trouble (this time) but I want to warn every non-governmental organization in town.        The Mayor is seeking to suck dry the CPA funds and send the whole lot into the city’s control. We saw in … Continue reading

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The Community Preservation Act

Governor Celucci (a Republican) offered this program to address the issues that many communities face: the loss of open space in particular agricultural space, affordable housing and historic preservation.      The idea was by vote of a community to have a … Continue reading

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