A front-page story in today’s Baltimore Sun says rising wholesale energy rates, along with a prediction of a Maryland energy shortfall by 2011, will cause a 5.5 percent annual increase in gas and electric utility bills for residential customers beginning in June 2008. Massachusetts began deregulating its electric grid in March 1998, and our utility […]
Archives for January 2008
According to the Internet Movie Database, Gavin’s Way and The House of Usher were the only two movies in its gargantuan inventory filmed in Newburyport. I say we can do better. Over the past six months, just a few blockbuster-quality movies that were seen shooting in and around Boston included Pink Panther 2 (starring Steve […]
The Democratic presidential debate airs in the background on CNN, live from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, so I was inspired to dig up an entry I wrote in my travel journal on May 8, 2004… With posters of John Lee Hooker and Chuck Berry tacked on the deep green walls, you’d think you entered a […]
In his opening paragraph, Roger Ebert writes, Sidney Lumet’s “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” is such a superb crime melodrama that I almost want to leave it at that. To just stop writing right now and advise you to go out and see it as soon as you can. I so much want to […]
In an effort to devote this blog to be more thematic to writing and traveling, I created a new blog, Newburyport Report, which will be more devoted to my life and times where I now live and work.
I began working in Newburyport City Hall in August 2007, relocated to the Clipper City a month later, and continue to meet new people and visit new places in my desire to learn all I can about the history of this Massachusetts port. After all, with NIMBYism dominant in society, I feel it is important […]