Category Archives: Trees

“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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Where’s a town crier when you need one!?!

We need to get everyone out to the joint Planning Board and Council of the Whole meeting, Wednesday night in the city council chambers.           If you can’t make it, send e-mails to the members of the Planning Board and City … Continue reading

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Let’s take advantage of this rare opportunity!

It’s time to get on foot or bike or car and travel around the City. John Bromfield, bless his heart; did much to create the spectacular beauty called, ‘Newburyport’.      In old archival photos, the original downtown and immediate neighborhoods were barren … Continue reading

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Autumn Foliage Drives & Hikes

Sorry for the late notice, but as you can see from this Foliage Guide, the leaves are at peak literally next door just a little inland.         So those with opportunity, GET OUT THERE!      Those who hesitate will lose out until next … Continue reading

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Announcing a new website and a new direction

I am officially unveiling a new organization: The John Bromfield Society. The problem with Newburyport with a population of less than 18,000 is its host of organizations; most which simply won’t talk to each other or work with each other.          Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Pluck those weeds!

In the tourist industry as in any commercial venture; you’ve got competition – and it can get pretty intense.       To compete, you’ve got to have a great allure, but you’ve also dedicated yourself to marketing and promoting.       And then, when … Continue reading

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