Category Archives: Historic Demolitions

Now is the time to pick a new mayor!

If someone is going to be a viable opponent to Mayor ‘Bulldozer’ Holaday; they need to begin the process now.      It will be too late in the spring and a losing proposition in the summer/fall. This, of course, is obvious … Continue reading

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NPT Refuses ‘Blood Money’

Tonight the ZBA will be discussing the Mayor’s mediation over 77 Lime Street. You know the house.      The one that Mass Historic uses to show international visitors how not to preserve an historic house. Well, the developer, ever outrageous, has … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself

I have brought many a visitor to Newburyport to the top of the Old South Steeple and it does not fail that after seeing the sweeping view of our historic city (the Old South Steeple is the best view in town), … Continue reading

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Time Out!

I was going to put something snarky about making sure everyone gets to the First Friday Friends Social tonight RIGHT ON TIME! (Assuming you’re a member or have been invited by a member.)     The Port food tonight is about a … Continue reading

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I hate being a Jeremiah

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of … Continue reading

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Don’t forget how far we’ve come!

Sometimes  you just want to spit when you see all the threats against our community. It can make us very bitter, generate anger and ultimately; a temptation to just quit the whole deal. Some do quit and even go so far as … Continue reading

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Our Restored Historic Downtown turned Newburyport Around!

“People come to Newburyport to be attracted by the historicity of the community… we want to continue that.” -Dick Sullivan, Sr, June 18, 2007, Renovators had rules to follow when rebuilding, Newburyport Daily News. Newburyport’s renaissance occurred when the NRA, … Continue reading

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