Category Archives: schools

The History behind the 40R Development

From 2003 to 2004, a Strategic Land Use Committee (SLUC) was assembled by then-Mayor Al Lavender – in this forward-thinking assembly were representatives from the industrial park businesses, the Planning Board, the Chamber of Commerce; and at the table were representatives from … Continue reading

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Completely Clueless!

The Daily News is increasingly like having the Fish & Game Magazine delivered to every door of a community full of PETA members! The Daily News is all concerned about our fishing fleet.   I’m concerned too but how many people … Continue reading

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Working around the Mayor

We’ve had some real ‘bad’ mayors, and we’ve had good mayors that did bad things out of ignorance or by taking the wrong advice from the supposedly ‘right’ sources – and we’ve had mayors who just didn’t know what the … Continue reading

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Taking a moment…

That’s right.     Just before we start the real election season, I thought I’d take a moment to do some reflection. First, there is so much going on that I can not relay onto my posts because I’ve received it “off … Continue reading

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To the exclusion of all

I have done my best to document the terrible and ongoing destruction of our Newburyport Historic District.        It is a slow but steady progression that will eventually cause us to lose our regional standing as one by one our authentic … Continue reading

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Quality of Life

Money isn’t everything.        It isn’t money that draws most residents to Newburyport. It is the incredible quality of life. Beautiful, stable neighborhoods, crime free, architecturally and historically unique with convenience to the restaurants, shops and water nearby. As in the … Continue reading

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Wasted Political Energy

I am amazed that so many in our town want to wring their hands and spend great amounts of time – campaigning for causes that, even if they win, won’t end up achieving what they want.      The KGB back in … Continue reading

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Updates

I get all geared up about an issue or an event and then it occurs and the next thing that happens, I am on to the next issue or event.        I just assume (most incorrectly) that everyone has heard what … Continue reading

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“Watch” closely, “Read” between the lines and “Listen” intently.

The Brown School will be closing soon.      This fact has been known for over a year. A year in which plenty of time has been spent in hatching plans for this property. The Mayor would like to turn this land, since … Continue reading

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The Path Before Us

“The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know”   Napoleon Bonaparte As 2013 looms ahead, we need to look back and see how … Continue reading

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