To the editor:
A wise friend told me no good deed goes unpunished. Well, here goes anyway.
For those who need a good reason for creating a Local Historic District in Newburyport, you need look no farther than the new penthouse atop the Bracket Heel Building at 7 Prince Place. Looking north down State Street from High Street, the new penthouse is more than visible and clearly has no place on our historic skyline. I personally have the added displeasure of seeing this penthouse every single time I head west down my own street. There is good reason to believe this penthouse would not have been built had an LHD been in place.
No words are needed to justify adopting the Local Historic District as proposed for our beautiful city. The reason is right in front of you — just look up.