What is our City coming to?

I couldn’t believe my eyes.     After years of the handicapped struggling to get across busy State Street to the banks and insurance companies, the DPW is having the nerve of installing American Disabilities Act-complaint ramps next to one of the busiest intersections in the City.      Alas, one less form of entertainment watching the wheelchair bound struggling over the granite curbs!      I guess loiterers will have to find something else to amuse themselves with.

Then, King Blacktop with his goal of decimating property values and tax levies and destroying our historic city status; lost a big one on Federal Street as one of his prized macadam stretches bit the dust.      The City has a long way to go but it is exciting to see the municipal government and the homeowners working together to improve our community.

I love watching the City and its’ DPW & Planning Office,  smart businesses like Starboard Galley and wise homeowners all coming together.

As any who have been reading my site, I have been linking the Historic Surveys to the National Register Inventory List and I have been struck how awful our homes looked back in 1984.     And that was when we were on the upswing!     These dark siders who, appropriately, are coming out just in time for Halloween; must have a screw loose as they pine away for the ‘good ole’ days.

Businesses, City Hall workers and homeowners who care and love our City have made such an impact in the last 26 years.     Their blood, sweat and tears have transformed an ugly mil town into the envy of the region.

All I can say, after seeing those old pictures, “Wow, what a difference!”

-P. Preservationist

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About P. Preservationist

Dedicated to the Enrichment & Preservation of Newburyport
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