Category Archives: Preservation History

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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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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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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Public Opinion

History is filled with contradictions and often it assigns fame to people who on the surface get the credit.   It’s when historians dig deeper that it is discovered that someone else was actually responsible.      There are many famous examples in … Continue reading

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Selective Memory

Ralph Ayers, competing in the arena of old memories against the likes of Joe Callahan and John Lagoulis, has decided rather to wade into local politics.     Unfortunately, it seems that he has decided to leave out the historical details and … Continue reading

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On your mark, get set, go!

“We, the undersigned, propose that the Newburyport Redevelopment Authority take the action necessary now to insure the rehabilitation of the historic buildings of the Newburyport Business District.  We are unalterably opposed to demolition.” If you go to the book, Port … Continue reading

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Death Watch Day Eight

I actually didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the house today.     Not because I was chased down the street (Somebody’s irate!) but I had a busy schedule.    I swung by this morning just to make sure nothing … Continue reading

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Death Watch Day Four

This dreary day seems to reflect the situation with this historic home.       No activity and no hope.       Speaking of a sad situation, Newbury is in a bad situation – just assuming that things will just stay the same as they … Continue reading

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We are under attack!

Waves of greedy developers who want to sweep away our historic homes and build a new plastic Newburyport.      They have absolutely no idea how to do an historic renovation and they don’t care.     With no one standing in their way, … Continue reading

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Death Watch Day Three

So far this house has not been touched but the clock is ticking. But as I feared, those who would trash our historic district in Newburyport have decided to demolish an historical home on 28 Hancock Street.     First, the developer … Continue reading

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