Fall NPT Newsletter now online. The fall 2013 quarterly newsletter of the Newburyport Preservation Trust has been e-mailed to members, and is also available to read online here.
In this issue:
- A national award for NPT's Powder House preservation project.
- Visit the Powder House during Trails & Sails on Sept. 22 & Sept. 29
- Historic American Buildings Survey slated for the Powder House this fall
- Join us at the NPT Annual Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 6
- NPT seeks additional board members --- make your nominations!
Also, the local election season is upon us, with the preliminary election on Tuesday, Sept. 17, and the final election for mayor and city councillors in Tuesday, Nov. 5. In Newburyport it should be no secret that preservation issues will be at the forefront of the mayoral and city council campaigns. The position of most of the candidates is well-known, amply demonstrated pro or con, during last year’s derailed initiative for a Local Historic District in Newburyport. If you don't know your candidate's position on (1) preservation of Newburyport's historic architecture, (2) revamping the inadequate demolition delay ordinance, and (3) the wisdom of protecting authentic material culture assets, now is the time to determine your candidate's position. Historic preservation issues are not the only issues this local election season, but the disposition of these issues can have a long-term impact on our city’s singular atmosphere, physical surroundings, and economic vitality.