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Opinion

April 19, 2013

COW has right idea for waterfront

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Why would our administration be so weak at protecting public property on our waterfront (which represents the center of our city history) and yet spend tens of thousands of dollars trying to take away personal property rights from homeowners, in the name of historic preservation (i.e., LHD)? Government should be protecting the homeowners, citizens and parks in our city, not forcing taxpayers to spend their own tax dollars to sell our park to private developers. Our city officials need to start doing their job and protect our assets.

They need to start being better stewards of city revenue and property we already have. They should not be selling what previous generations have left for us and future generations to enjoy.

I encourage everyone to attend the COW’s new “roll-out” presentation Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the Newburyport Public Library. Let’s start thinking outside of the box, and put government back where it belongs, as servants of the people and protectors of our resources.

Lyndi Lanphear

Newburyport

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