Category Archives: News & Politics

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 & Newburyport? Part I

Last week’s Brown School meeting revealed some confusion as to what the definition of “affordable” actually is when it comes to housing.     H.L. Menchen famously said, “Define, Define, Define”.    If the person you are talking to has … 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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A Glaring Contradiction!

I actually don’t think the Newburyport Daily News is aware of the laughable contrast that was presented today in the paper.       Mr. Lodge has devoted himself to a whole series on the environmental threat posed to the communities … 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 Infrastructure Queen vs. the Preservation King

I am not sure what to make of this next election.   If you are looking for a nice, clean difference between the two – then good luck.     But then, it never has been that way in politics.     In our Republic, you … Continue reading

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A New Experience for Me!

The last blog post gave me an unfortunate first experience with Internet trolls.      These bizarre creatures roam about trying to disrupt civil discourse by any means possible. I realize that many fellow bloggers have removed comments from their … Continue reading

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