Category Archives: Conservation

CPA Project List for 2012

There are $449,000 available for projects this year.         As you can see from the list below, the Community Preservation Committee has a challenge ahead.   Now if logic were to prevail, it might be just achievable, but there is a lot … Continue reading

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Seaport Village LLC–I’ve got the information

I have most of the information – by the way, thanks to all those legal proceedings, the Planning Office has a big three-ring binder on the project.     Will be getting my eyes on that Monday. I have detailed pictures of … Continue reading

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All we have is a flashlight

When you see a big development like the proposed 40B project on the Woodman Farm Lot; I can guarantee there are many fingers eagerly waiting to share in the spoils.          Everyone knows the affordable housing proposed is just a smoke … Continue reading

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Death Watch Day Eight

I actually didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the house today.     Not because I was chased down the street (Somebody’s irate!) but I had a busy schedule.    I swung by this morning just to make sure nothing … Continue reading

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Lot Width Ordinance Re-instated!

As you know, there has been a lot of pressure from ‘unseen’ special interests who didn’t want this ordinance put back in.     A homeowner with deep pockets took the city to land court over the Lot Width Ordinance.     The judge … Continue reading

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The Neglected Golden Rule

“Love thy neighbor as thyself” seems to be a very passé attitude these days.     No where is this seen as in the attitude of some of the Newburyport citizens that are in the area of Storey Avenue.      They don’t necessarily … Continue reading

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The View from an Optimist

I am an optimist. I know, I know – you would think someone as acerbic as P. Preservationist  would be either a realist or a real killjoy at a party with all that negativity.       All you have to do is … Continue reading

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