Category Archives: Preservation

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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PRCWA – Hard to Explain but Vital to the Area

If you hold a cat by the tail, you learn things you cannot learn any other way. -Mark Twain This Sunday, the Parker River Clean Water Association (www.parker-river.org) is having its 2017 Annual Meeting.        The Turtle Rescue League will come and … Continue reading

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“Citizens” Arise!

You’ve seen these homeowners all over the city.      These are the one’s with beautiful lawns, the very nicest building materials and the sharpest looks…. ………But the sidewalk in front of their house is a tangled mess of weeds and dirt. … Continue reading

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BAD LEGISLATION ALERT! IT CONTINUES!

Tomorrow Night will be another chance to stop an ill-conceived attempt to cater to special interests instead of taking care of the citizens as a whole. We dodged a bullet when it came to 100 State Street as outrage was … Continue reading

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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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STOP STEVE FRAM AND CHUCK BEAR FROM RAISING NEWBURY’S TAXES!!!

It is a very sore subject in Newbury – but again, we have some ‘old economy’ believers who think that more residential development will bring in more taxes for the city. But as has been well-documented and published across the … Continue reading

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The Sunday School Movement & The Old South

Being such an ancient church, the Old South on Federal Street has faced conditions that frankly most of us in today’s world; would be totally unfamiliar.      The Industrial Revolution was beginning to take hold in America.    If you study the building on 29 … Continue reading

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