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Newburyport is my hometown and I don’t like what I see happening to it. Hence this blog, where I can list my complaints and hear from other like-minded individuals.

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7 comments

  1. Mr X: I’m glad to see I’m not the only crank in town. I’m a devotee of “sour grapes,” and you seem full of them. Keep it up.For myself, I’m tired of retrograde, outmoded, and essentially narrow-minded opinions regarding a new garage. Unlike the views expressed in your column, reminiscent of Charles Dickens, I tend to see a garage as our savior. It will bring in $ and save the waterfront from becoming a parking lot (or worse). It will keep the dogs of commerce from ruining this tremendous open space that should be, in my opinion, green. You ignore in your remarks the obvious link between a garage and the Waterfront: they go hand in hand.So, if a garage turns you off, hold your nose and look at the bright side, a waterfront free of cars, an open vista to the water. I’m not going to cry about spending a quarter to visit the post office. God almighty, there are worse things in life. Everything is in place to go forward with this, finally: federal and state and Karp moneybags all mixed together. I say, go for it.
    I will enjoy reading your blog. Keep your temper and remember, Newburyport will never go back to being what it was when you were young. That’s memory lane.


  2. Good point on the waterfront, i guess i just assumed Moak would get his way, and the waterfront would maintain most of its parking, so a garage would be superfluous .

    thanks for reading the blog and taking time to comment, i look forward to your articles in the Current every friday!


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    Mr X: I’m glad to see I’m not the only crank in town. I’m a devotee of “sour grapes,” and you seem full of them. Keep it up.For myself, I’m tired of retrograde, outmoded, and essentially narrow-minded opinions regarding a new garage. Unlike the views expressed in your column, reminiscent of Charles Dickens, I tend to see a garage as our savior. It will bring in $ and save the waterfront from becoming a parking lot (or worse). It will keep the dogs of commerce from ruining this tremendous open space that should be, in my opinion, green. You ignore in your remarks the obvious link between a garage and the Waterfront: they go hand in hand.So, if a garage turns you off, hold your nose and look at the bright side, a waterfront free of cars, an open vista to the water. I’m not going to cry about spending a quarter to visit the post office. God almighty, there are worse things in life. Everything is in place to go forward with this, finally: federal and state and Karp moneybags all mixed together. I say, go for it.
    I will enjoy reading your blog. Keep your temper and remember, Newburyport will never go back to being what it was when you were young. That’s memory lane.
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    mrxnbpt
    * Posted February 19, 2008 at 6:25 pm
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    Good point on the waterfront, i guess i just assumed Moak would get his way, and the waterfront would maintain most of its parking, so a garage would be superfluous .

    thanks for reading the blog and taking time to comment, i look forward to your articles in the Current every friday!


  4. 🙂


  5. Money, money, money. If you had enough money you could turn Merrimac St into a High St – However, never in the minds of town natives. Merrimac St will never be High St. The only thing happening is a one class society emerging. Please exit the town sir, unless you are a beautiful person. It’s good to read your articles Mr X.


  6. have you an address where I can e-mail you a private communication? Jim Roy


  7. mrxnbpt@gmail.com, i’ll email you as well, in case you don’t check back.



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