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May 27, 2013

Construction vehicles could be visiting soon


No action has been taken on the NRA vision. Indeed, borings to determine the quality of the soil have been delayed until MassDevelopment, a state organization advising the NRA, can contribute about $15,000 to help pay for the borings.

If the NRA moves forward and the Harbor Commission is successful with permits to double the size of the harbormaster’s offices, there are going to be more hard hats than cormorants down by the water in the next year or so.

Note: The Committee for an Open Waterfront is scheduled to present its vision of an “open” waterfront to the NRA at the NRA’s next regular meeting, June 19.

And Union Studio, which is advising the NRA, is slated to be back in town Saturday, June 29, to present its vision of what the waterfront can look like with a mix of commercial buildings and open space.


The following public meetings have been scheduled this week and are open to the public:


Technology Committee of the School Building Committee, 5:30 p.m., superintendent’s office, 70 Low St.

River Valley Charter School Accountability Committee, 6:30 p.m., 2 Perry Way.

License and Permits Committee, 7 p.m., City Hall.

Public Safety Committee, 7:20 p.m., City Hall.

City Council, 7:30 p.m., City Hall.


Sewer Commission, 4:30 p.m., 115 Water St.

Budget and Finance, and Committee of the Whole, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.


Budget and Finance, and Committee of the Whole, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.

Affordable Housing Trust, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.

Energy Advisory Committee, 7 p.m., City Hall.


Dyke Hendrickson covers Newburyport for The Daily News. He can be reached at 978-462-6666, ext. 3226 or at

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