Category Archives: News and politics

Better than New

If you have had the time to peek at http://www.ppreservationist.com; you’ll be quite pleased at the improvements.       Backing up to last year, Microsoft quite rudely ended my blog software and I had to rush the conversion of the data over … Continue reading

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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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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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Domestic Disputes

The police will tell you what causes them the most fear and it’s not bank robbers or gangs or even riots.     The most danger for an officer of the law is to get in the middle of a domestic quarrel.    … Continue reading

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When was the War of 1812 fought?

Yes, I know, a tired old joke!    But let’s bring up this subject now because this is the 200th Anniversary of a rather tough event.       Personally, I think the Newburyport Preservation Trust did a great job bringing up last year’s … Continue reading

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