Monthly Archives: May 2010

Great News & Some Thoughts

In spite of a minority in Newburyport that are clueless, I know where my bread is buttered.         It was great news to know the City Council did the right thing and now, it is great news that our elected state … Continue reading

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Time Warp!

I drove by the Gillis Bridge and saw a stunning sight.       Frank Cousins’s Essex County Inmates and the Highway Department did a spectacular job cleaning off the cobblestones and underpass on Merrimack Street.         I was in the Newburyport Library … Continue reading

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National Register Inventory in Use

I am in the process of digitizing the Newburyport Historic District Inventory Data Sheets.      I will have it available for anyone to download soon.   A good example of how useful it is comes from daily and weekly practise.     The … Continue reading

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The Future is looking a little better!

Last night was very strange in City Council.      A large crowd had packed the chamber ready to make comments and witness the proceedings and then…a closed-door executive session. (Over the O’Regan firing Issue.). So out in the hall, opposing opinions … Continue reading

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Xenophobic Behavior

Massachusetts is a big state when it comes to politics perhaps but when it comes to geography and location, we are tiny.    You would think that the Commonwealth and its citizens would understand that unless we make our state inviting, … Continue reading

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Advocacy vs. Education

We have certain members of the Preservation Trust who have worked to stop all “advocacy” and who wish the organization to invest all its energies into ‘education’. What has happened is Newburyport is neither educated nor doing any advocacy toward … Continue reading

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The Planning Director Choice

I see that the “Selection Panel” for the future Newburyport Planning Director is composed of the following: The Mayor Mayor’s Assistant Planning Board Members Zoning Board Members Building Inspector Planning Office Staff Let’s examine each of the components with the … Continue reading

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