Some bits and pieces to consider – The Coast Guard Station has given permission for the Clipper City Rail Trail to pass through their property but now there’s a problem. Ever paranoid that in some remote way a terrorist would attack their station. (Thanks to Whittier’s Curse, that’s a remote possibility – they couldn’t even find them let alone do mischief!), they have put up barriers to have the range light on their property be made accessible.
That is Newburyport’s history! I have seen old pictures and video of that structure in terrible condition. The Lighthouse Society has actually done extensive work to restore it and now all that effort is going to waste. It needs to be taken off the paranoia facility and placed near the Custom House where it belongs! Someone at the Maritime Museum needs to partner with the Lighthouse Preservation Society (LPS) and get this where locals and visitors can see an important part of Newburyport history.
Then I have recently heard that inquiries have been made at City Hall to have the old abandoned Crow Lane re-opened all the way down to some developer’s land-locked land. Heck, we can’t even get our High Street patched up and some arrogant landowner wants the city to pay for ‘their benefit’. Besides, this is all part of the area that conservationists are working hard to keep open so terrible flooding damage (It’s not if, it’s when) will not be inflicted on our hard-pressed businesses in the Lord Timothy Dexter Industrial Park and on the Quail Run residential area.
I am hoping that the days in which the City takes care of a few large businesses and landowners which trumps the needs of the rest of us; are long gone.
Will some one just come out and say which anchor restaurant is for sale here in town. I wasted time digging around on the Internet after it was mentioned on the blogs trying to figure it out and I don’t have time for that, neither do the rest of us. Spill the beans!
Finally, speaking of protecting open spaces, Springwell Investments will be justifying the amended OSRD for the Oleo Woods Development tonight at the Planning Board meeting. We need the 34 acres with a conservation restriction – let’s hope this whole thing is finally mitigated.
-P. Preservationist http://www.ppreservationist.com