, Newburyport, MA


November 1, 2013

Funny thing about that NRA brochure


She and others who are waffling on this issue — Cameron, Connell and the Port Pride cheerleader — better watch out. They may win seats, but the whiff of bait-and-switch rhetoric will linger to stain their reputations.

It is amazing to me that we continue to argue over the waterfront. I had thought when Foster’s project went up in smoke, followed by several years of incremental progress in resolving this issue, that we were at least as a community united in what we wanted down there. It is not my definition of leadership to see a mayor deliberately revive a worn-out development plan that can only lead to one outcome, a rebellious and divided city. I have even heard, straight from the mouth of a candidate for the Ward 2 seat, that he will lie down in front of bulldozers to prevent waterfront construction. At 68 years of age, I’m prepared to join him. That fun day will be a couple of decades from now, after the lawsuits are over.

The mayor’s re-ignition of the waterfront brouhaha is the equivalent of throwing a grenade into a room loaded with people. And some of us think Washington is out of its mind?

James Charles Roy


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