Category Archives: Environment

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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NHC: Newburyport Today

Anyone familiar with Newburyport is aware that the city boasts a wealth of 17th, 18th, 19th and early 20th century architecture.     Indeed, until recently the vitality of our older buildings was not a major concern in local decision-making.    For instance, … Continue reading

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NHC: Introduction

The Newburyport Home Companion is not designed to be an exhaustive textbook for historic preservationist professionals.   Rather, this is a practical ‘common sensed’ hands-on guide for craftsmen and homeowners involved in an historic renovation. There are dedicated individuals in America … Continue reading

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Tonight is the Night

Be sure that you show up at the public hearing tonight at 6:30 at the Library for the revealing of the first draft of the Open Space and Recreation Plan which when finished will cover 2012 to 2017.       Your input … Continue reading

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Let’s take a well-deserved break!

While some are busy running up and down furiously shouting, “I’m against the LHD!” and still more are lathering their heads in preparation for more tinfoil; the rest of us can refocus and take a breather. IT’S THE EAGLE FESTIVAL! … Continue reading

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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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