Category Archives: Flooding

Sometimes advice has unintended consequences

So, after putting out the last blog, I get this advice from Councilor Herzog, “Please please please indicate in a prominent location either as a preface or a footnote ON EVERY BLOG POST that you are married to an electoral … Continue reading

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Minco forgot something!

The Strategic Land Use Plan is basically an addendum to the Master Plan which left out this huge swath of land running from Storey Avenue along Route 95 to the Scotland Road exit.        A series of savage 100 year and … Continue reading

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Trust But Verify

I want to thank so many who voiced their support for the acquisition of the Colby Farm Property (properties, we hope.)      I said it in a previous post, but I’ll say it again, the timing is ‘damn inconvenient’. The Mayor … 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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An Odd Duck

It is the human tendency, or perhaps an American attribute; to compartmentalize things.       We like to take ideas, people and organizations and ‘put’ them into categories.     Well, one organization doesn’t seem to want to fit and that’s the Parker River … Continue reading

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Raining on the parade

I hate to do it!       The Mayor deserves kudos for getting a Massachusetts’ company to move out of a Massachusetts town to another Massachusetts town.       I mean, usually they are moving out of state when they move at all.        And having … Continue reading

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