May 22, 2003
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.
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.
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
22, 2003 Issue:
a walk on the Waterside - Newburyport's renovated boardwalk marks
a new chapter in the city's waterfront history - and its future.
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 - Waterfront
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
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 - Increased
parking fees leave people hopping mad.
Meet the Lagasses - In
Newburyport for over 20 years, Chuck and Ann Lagasse have been responsible
for rehabbing many of the city's downtown historic buildings and then