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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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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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Newburyport’s Fiscal 2016 Budget Summit, and an extra goody.

The City Council’s Summit on the Fiscal 2016 Budget These last ten days, for the first time in Newburyport’s history (as far as I know), the hearings for the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget were aired ‘live’, they have been broadcast … Continue reading

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The Perfect Community

So let’s stop the pretense and just do it.       Of course, we’ll save the Downtown area with its Federal buildings and history for the tourists; but the rest of the Newburyport Historic District?     Just level it. Think of the possibilities!      … 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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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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