In the January 6 issue of Newburyport’s political journal the Undertoad, Tom Ryan, the Undertoad’s editor stated that Newburyport’s Planning Director, Nick Cracknell, will be let go by Newburyport’s new Mayor, John Moak.
In the Newburyport Daily News on Monday, January 16th 2006, the headline story was “Mayor Considers Removing Controversial Cracknell.”
As someone who has long advocated for historic preservation in Newburyport, Nick Cracknell has for me been a dream come true. Whether or not people like his style, Mr. Cracknell has fought unbelievably hard to keep the historic character of this New England city. It is my own opinion that we as a city have been incredibly lucky to have him. I feel it would be very unfortunate, to say the least, if our new mayor, John Moak, were to let Nick Cracknell go.
Mary Eaton, Newburyport