Category Archives: Landscapes

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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What kind of architecture is that?

You would think that if developers are interested in demolishing old houses or at the very least gutting them or expanding them beyond recognition; they must have some grander design that will replace them.       Now take a look at this … 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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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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NHC: Table of Contents

This is how I will be setting up this Blog-vetted handbook.     If you see a section that I have omitted or have any other structural suggestions, let me know.        If there is a particular challenge when dealing with your old … Continue reading

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Let’s do things ‘right’ on the sidewalk issue

It is a fact of life, that some clever businesses just know how to make money off the taxpayer’s dime.      Some are good at it and others don’t do so well.    No one complains because it is just a fact … 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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