Category Archives: Organizations

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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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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It’s too funny!

Now you all know that I am not getting upset or concerned about MassDevelopment and the NRA.       Nothing’s going to happen until the parking garage goes in.  And nothing is going to happen regardless of anyone’s plans until the soil … Continue reading

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A Brave New World?

It was an interesting choice of wording by Dyke Hendrickson in the article about Newburyport Development’s plans for Fowle’s News.      It is commonly been used in the past as an element of irony showing a future that is quite not … 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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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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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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Seaport Village LLC–I’ve got the information

I have most of the information – by the way, thanks to all those legal proceedings, the Planning Office has a big three-ring binder on the project.     Will be getting my eyes on that Monday. I have detailed pictures of … 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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