Category Archives: Preservation History

A lightning bolt struck my front door!

There I was at my kitchen table reading the Mayor’s Daily Notice when I spied the top heading on the front page, “Port Resident Richard Lodge named managing editor of the Daily News” My wife and I had already decided … Continue reading

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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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Disrespecting History

What burns me greatly is when someone does something stupidly, which will, in the end, hurt them; and then we’re all supposed to ignore it so we won’t hurt their feelings, or offend them or make them mad. It’s still … Continue reading

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Cramming it all in!

The Month of May is turning into a whirlwind of activities in the city.      The best thing to do is make a schedule of all the events and pick and choose how many can be attended. It always amazes me … Continue reading

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Exploration generates pure joy

While I have been busy doing other things and not really been doing much blogging lately; Mary Eaton over at Newburyport Blog has been doing a bang up job of holding up the flame of historic preservation. And I can … Continue reading

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A few more items on the Christmas List

When we were children; one of the great Christmas traditions was to compile a Christmas Wish List; and sometimes when times were good to epic proportions.     Then, and I was very good at this as a child; would mount a … Continue reading

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Fear and Intimidation on the campaign Trail

I didn’t think I had that much political power – but everyone seems to be sweating bullets to appear ‘above board’ and not being found to be playing dirty politics.       All I did was send out a simple blog that … Continue reading

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