Category Archives: Maintenance

Volunteer and make your heart sing!

This weekend, there will be excellent opportunities for volunteer work around the city. This Saturday, April 30th, clean up crews are needed to make Atwood Park to sparkle in the South End.      Your requirement?     Show up in the morning and get … Continue reading

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Beating a dead horse

This entire garage negotiation is extremely complicated.      Councilor Cronin has given all of us an excellent glimpse and superb update on the present situation with his blog insert.     If you really want to know (instead of anecdotal information from your friends … Continue reading

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The New Definition of Affordable Housing

-Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride, 1987. Yes, after Amesbury and Newburyport and dozens of other communities smarted from large rental complexes that ended up becoming dilapidated; the result was a new measure from the social engineers to write into law … Continue reading

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So how does Newburyport make money? Part I

How do the bills get paid, employees get their paychecks, the schools stay open and the city’s infrastructure maintained?      Now Professor Tontar could explain it to us all, but we simply don’t have the space on this post to fit in … Continue reading

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Newburyport’s Seagulls – The Symbols of Romance

“I think that going to the beach as a child, being in the water and smelling that salt air and hearing the seagulls, it had a real calming effect.     But also, it was a mysterious thing.” –Brian Skerry One of … 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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CPA – Let’s use a Sifter!

Reviewing just a bit, we have $623,537.23 available for CPA projects in 2015.        In comparison, we have a total of $1,994,125 in requested funds from the City of Newburyport, from various boards, commissions & semi-autonomous organizations; and finally, a collection … Continue reading

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