Category Archives: Taxes

What a view!

I firmly believe that like Seward’s Folly (the purchase of Alaska) that Mayor Al Lavender’s ill-fated host agreement with DEP’s favorite trash mafia; will in the end be a boon for Newburyport. Everyone has heard about the landfill but very … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Economics, Entertainment, Infrastructure, Landfill, Landscapes, News & Politics, Recreation, Solar Panels, Taxes, trails | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Businesses, Developers, Economics, Environment, Health and wellness, History, Preservation, Quality of Life, Real Estate, schools, Sewage, Taxes, Waterfront, Watershed, Zoning | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Affordable Housing, Architecture, Art & Culture, Businesses, Demolitions, Developers, Downtown, Eco-tourism, Ecology, Economics, Health and wellness, Heritage Tourism, Historic Demolitions, History, Infrastructure, News & Politics, Planning, Preservation, Preservation History, Quality of Life, Real Estate, Streetscapes, Taxes, Tourism, Waterfront, Zoning | Leave a comment

Libertarians – Say it ain’t so!

The excuse for last night’s shenanigans came right from the Mayor’s mouth that a ‘few’ homeowners have been caught under this ordinance and they just ‘can’t’ swing improving the city’s sidewalks as they do ‘moderate improvements’. Supposedly, a $100,000 is … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Education, Heritage Tourism, News and politics, Preservation, Quality of Life, sidewalks, Streetscape, Streetscapes, Taxes, Zoning | 1 Comment

Historicity is a money-maker!!!!

“People come to Newburyport to be attracted by the historicity of the community… we want to continue that.” -Dick Sullivan, Sr, June 18, 2007, Renovators had rules to follow when rebuilding, Newburyport Daily News. I hate to be crude about … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Art & Culture, Businesses, Craftsmen, Demolitions, Developers, Downtown, Economics, Education, finances, Health and wellness, Heritage Tourism, History, Infrastructure, Landscapes, Organizations, Preservation, Quality of Life, Real Estate, Streetscapes, Taxes, Tourism, Tours | Leave a comment

The Hysteria Crowd

It is by the very nature of an elected official’s job that he (or she) can often appear cowardly.     In theory, they’re supposed to be responsive to the citizens.        And in an ideal world, they take the input from the … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Businesses, Downtown, Eco-tourism, Economics, finances, Health and wellness, Heritage Tourism, Infrastructure, News & Politics, Parking, Parks, Planning, Quality of Life, Taxes, Tourism, Waterfront | 3 Comments

Know the truth but please respect my illusions

I laughed at the bumper sticker I spotted yesterday during the Invitation Night here in Newburyport.       It certainly could be applied to politics and our society on many different levels; but in respect to this blog entry, I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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