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Opinion

December 11, 2012

Changes to our local scene

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There are probably a lot of people whose first job involved the constant “kerthunketah” of operating a pricegun, or its predecessor, the ink stamp. It’s a generation of teenage jobs that will go by the wayside, but perhaps it will make groceries a little more affordable to the public.

Lower Green homes turning heads

There have been some heads turned by what’s going on next to Newbury’s Lower Green. Foundations of huge homes are being poured, directly behind the historic Seddon Tavern. Some are asking whether this is the stretch of land that was supposed to be preserved by more than $400,000 that was raised this year to keep the Upper Green’s backdrop intact, and whether a mistake has been made.

Turns out, this is what was planned all along. The money was spent to preserve a parcel of land at the southern end of the green, but the northern end was always slated for development. Still, it’s unfortunate that the entire vista will not be preserved.

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