An Extra Clarification from Jeremy Gillis on Newburyport’s Waterfront

There seems to have been a great deal of confusion created over my position on the future of the Downtown waterfront. Let me try to make this as clear as possible:

I am not in favor of paving the waterfront but am for a mix of park and parking.

If the question were geared towards the NRA survey I would honestly and unequivocally support option #2 on the survey “Mix of expanded park and parking lots.”

The downtown will not be viable without parking. However it would also not be viable without the waterfront. I am opposed to paving the waterfront and would be happy to answer any questions on this matter. Feel free to call or email me, or just stop by the store. I hope this clears up any confusion about my position.

Take Care


(Editor’s note: Jeremy Gillis’ email address is:, phone number is: 978-463-0660 and the “store” is Port Paint and Paper.)