Category Archives: History

The Tunnel ‘Narration’

What with the renovation at 102-104 High Street, and the Preservation Trust ‘gang’ taking pictures of the ‘tunnel’ in the basement; many who are new to the city or have never been acquainted with the tunnels are requesting the whole … Continue reading

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Things are changing in Newburyport

In the opening dialogue of the movie, Fellowship of the Ring, Galadriel states, The world is changed. I feel it in the water I feel it in the earth I smell it in the air. Much that once was is … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing & Newburyport, Part II

For many years, Newburyport was considered the “perfect” community by other towns and cities in Essex County and along the Merrimack River Valley.      Talking to so many in the region, you could pick up the tone of envy. … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing & The Brown School

Just as the Aztec cold coin hit the ocean in the movie, Pirates of the Carribean, and caused a powerful ripple alerting the pirates of its presence; so the Brown School has had the same affect on our land pirates. … Continue reading

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2018 – The Year of the QOL

A war has been waging for almost 50 years in Newburyport – one that is largely out of sight but raging red hot in the hearts and minds of the residents.      Admittedly, it can be seen occasionally when … Continue reading

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On the Issue of Historic Preservation

Several years ago, the local historic district ordinance was a hotly debated topic.      Tempers flared and much acrimony was spread about dividing the community.      Historic preservationists warned that if no protections were put in place; the … Continue reading

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The Rail Trail Roadblock

To give you a visual as to the issue at hand – this is the unused and quite available opening under Route 95 blocked by a property owner for so many years with the vain hope of having a hotel … Continue reading

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