Category Archives: Easements

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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A few more items on the Christmas List

When we were children; one of the great Christmas traditions was to compile a Christmas Wish List; and sometimes when times were good to epic proportions.     Then, and I was very good at this as a child; would mount a … Continue reading

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It’s just the beginning

  It was great to see the signage go up around the borders of the Newburyport Historic District and to witness the ceremony of the official unveiling of them last Tuesday (May the 12th).     And the Master of Ceremonies repeated … Continue reading

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Shining Lights

There has been such an onslaught against the Newburyport Historic District; that it may seem to many of us trying to save our neighborhoods to be tempted to cry out as Elijah did in the Old Testament, ” [we] alone am … Continue reading

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Why all that wasted time and energy!?!

The way it has worked for decades in Newburyport, City Hall employees get to take time out from their jobs to attend seminars and workgroups.       They get a tasty lunch, paperwork on how things are done properly per the regulations in Massachusetts; … Continue reading

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A Triple Plus for the City

Totally out of the public eye – an exciting development has been plodding along that will be a real benefit to the city for a long time! When Tropic Star decided to obtain the Shell Station and the adjoining properties; … Continue reading

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Insufficient Signage

What would happen if one day you woke up in your comfortable house, looked outside and found out that overnight, the area around your home had been designated a national park!      No one told you; I mean you saw the pristine … Continue reading

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