Category Archives: Local Historic Districts (LHD)

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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Disingenuous

I have been incredulous at the statements made by the anti-LHD movement.       Speaking out of both sides of their mouth, they claim they appreciate and love historic preservation but they don’t want any protections put into place.     Let me give … Continue reading

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Some Badly Needed Updates

I’ve been sick this last week.      Considering how many others have been sick about the area, that’s nothing unique.       Some people actually believe I do this blog and site for a living.   They confuse several years of accumulated research for … Continue reading

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The Fascinating Story of the LHD High Street Attempt in 1971

Newburyport is certainly a unique place and no where is that evident than in our politics.    Some issues linger on for decades without resolution.  Can anyone say parking garage or central waterfront? Simple logic would tell you that if the … Continue reading

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Making History

History is a fascinating thing because there is no such thing as time segregation.   Most try to define it as dealing with the ‘ancient’ past or ‘centuries-old’ history but in the end it’s still dealing with humanity.   And humanity doesn’t … 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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Property Rights Sadomasochists

A Masochist loves to inflict pain on himself while a Sadist loves to inflict pain on others. We have a bunch of Libertarians who have decided to wrap themselves in their land deeds and threaten anyone who dares to tear … Continue reading

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