Category Archives: sidewalks

Cake-icing

Normally, if you see that on a cake, your mouth begins to water.      Unfortunately, if you see the same kind of thing on the brick sidewalk in front of your house; you can respond with a moan. Salt tends to … 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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Glad to see a ‘breather’ being taken

I just read the article about the City Council providing money for the crucial improvement of Inn Street.        I have been walking around the Downtown and the basic word that comes to my mind is, “Seedy”. Of course, usually at … Continue reading

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Why dark siders are delusional, Part II

This empty propaganda piece in the Daily News just reinforces what I was saying (and showing statistically) in my original piece, “Why dark siders are delusional”.     By the way, the reason behind the name being changed to a ‘business park’ … Continue reading

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Status Quo is Stagnation

This idea of ‘let things be’ seems to be the new mindset in town.      This concept comes from the idea of a populace that doesn’t want to kick up the dust – things are good now so let’s just keep … Continue reading

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Why Dark Siders are Delusional

Why do I get upset with Dark Siders?      I get upset with anyone who deliberately or unintentionally hurts and damages Newburyport.      I look at Newburyport as a precious and bejeweled city and I get upset when it is attacked or … Continue reading

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Keep Quiet!

When it comes to the sidewalks in our City, until the Mayor has assembled this ad hoc sidewalk planning committee; I wouldn’t mention anything about the conditions of the walkways.      In fact, make sure it’s ‘mums’ the word.   In fact, … Continue reading

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So when’s the meeting?

In this coming week’s edition, an article was posted in The Town Common, ‘Mayor Holaday Moving Forward After Uncontested Reelection’ claiming there will be this special committee to take care of the sidewalks in the City of Newburyport. Quoting Stewart … Continue reading

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A LOT to be thankful for in Newburyport.

Thanksgiving is all about appreciating what God has provided for us.    Unlike some who think the Divine is some kind of Santa Claus or even the Occupy Wall Street who expect to be coddled; the pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation gave … Continue reading

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The Lady with the Plastic Fence Strikes Again!

Today’s editorial is so silly that it is not worth responding with a full blown rebuttal* either here or in the paper.      But what really worries me is this scary impression that opponents are putting out there: “Newburyport is beautiful … Continue reading

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