Category Archives: Downtown

The New Signage Ordinance for the Downtown

People who are anti-LHD keep stating that there is no need for historic preservation protections and the City has done just fine without it.        Unfortunately, this statement is made from ignorance.    One of the tremendous benefits from having a local … Continue reading

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Making Cathy’s Country Kitchen the ‘Fall Guy’

Newburyport Development is setting up Cathy’s Kitchen to fail.       As Dyke Hendrickson in his editorial today indicated it is quite noticeable how ND likes to treat properties they would rather not have around.   The miserable state of the stretch of … Continue reading

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A Brave New World?

It was an interesting choice of wording by Dyke Hendrickson in the article about Newburyport Development’s plans for Fowle’s News.      It is commonly been used in the past as an element of irony showing a future that is quite not … Continue reading

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Get With the Game!

Taken from some of the statements by citizens, and even by notable persons in our community; there seems to be a confusion as to where our heritage tourism efforts should be directed.    This is important especially with the renewed call … Continue reading

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Tracking down the culprit

As the vote approaches tonight on the re-zoning of two Storey Avenue lots; it might be good to clarify a few things.     There is a lot of anger out there against CVS.    It comes from the feeling that a large … Continue reading

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Selective Memory

Ralph Ayers, competing in the arena of old memories against the likes of Joe Callahan and John Lagoulis, has decided rather to wade into local politics.     Unfortunately, it seems that he has decided to leave out the historical details and … Continue reading

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Where is the bloomin’ group?

It’s winter and it’s technically cold outside – this is the best time to do planning for gardens and landscapes for all of Newburyport – public and private. I am so envious of The Country Gardeners of Georgetown.      Maybe because … Continue reading

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