Category Archives: Ecology

The ‘Plan’ etched in stone

I don’t know if it’s the journalist strict code of fact-checking but it should not replace or cancel out logic.       Seaport Village, LLC is as trapped by their legal pursuit as the City is as trapped by the horrible 40B … 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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Quality of Life

Newburyport has a high quality of life.      As to why it does has been hard even for experts to pin down.      For those who are very brainy and don’t get intense headaches reading scientific journals, I have attached for your … Continue reading

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A Deal Killed by Greed?

Eleanor Woodman gets 2.5 million dollars IF the city re-zones two small parcels.       And I certainly don’t begrudge the deal that was worked out.       In fact, as recently as the last few days, it looked good for the re-zoning to … 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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So here’s the deal

Tomorrow night at City Hall, the second Committee of the Whole will be discussing re-zoning two parcels on Storey Avenue.     I have already given you the basic notes from the last meeting. Now the problem has been from the start … Continue reading

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