Merrimack River Current

On the waterfront

By Rob Marino
Thursday, May 22, 2003

The following is the first of a three-part series examining the past, present and future of Newburyport's dynamic waterfront. This week's cover story celebrates the rededication of the beautiful waterfront boardwalk as an important gateway to the city's past and future.

Next week, the Current will delve into the history of the waterfront from its shipbuilding days to the era of urban renewal in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

The third story in the series will focus on the present and beyond, from waterfront issues that the city is facing to potential projects and plans. The series will include a wide spectrum of perspectives from the community as well.

May 22, 2003 Issue:
Take a walk on the Waterside - Newburyport's renovated boardwalk marks a new chapter in the city's waterfront history - and its future.

May 30, 2003 Issue:
The waye we almost weren't - Newburyport's past reveals that historic restoration and public waterfront access weren't always the 'waye' of thinking.
Memories along the Merrimack - Newburyport may have been a rough-and-tumble place at one point in history - but it makes for great memories
No room at the inn - W
aterfront battle blazed at firehouse in effort to avert hotel, condo development.
Uncertainties a constant throughout Firehouse history -
Long before the old firehouse in Market Square became entangled in a legal battle in the 1980s, the city's ancestors faced problems of their own finishing the historic building, which was originally the home of Newburyport's Market House.

June 6, 2003 Issue:
WaterFRONTiers - From a comprehensive strategic plan to potential development projects, the future of Newburyport's waterfront is a work in progress.
Harbor walk talk -
Plans for a rail trail and harbor walk running through the city's central waterfront area will surely expand public access along the Merrimack River, but not without much cooperation between city planners, private land owners and local businesses.
No walk in the park - I
ncreased parking fees leave people hopping mad.
Meet the Lagasses - I
n Newburyport for over 20 years, Chuck and Ann Lagasse have been responsible for rehabbing many of the city's downtown historic buildings and then some.

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