Well, I got to tell you that the readers of the Newburyport Political Blog are doing their darnedest to find out who the heck Christopher Ryan is and if his proposed appointment a good thing.
One reader forwarded me this link. Apparently Mr. Ryan is on the Community Preservation Committee in his hometown of Concord, MA. This works for me. And Concord does have 6 historic districts, which in my book is a very, very good thing.
Apparently in Walpole, where Mr. Ryan was Town Planner, there is not much of anything historic in the town or a nod toward preservation. What this means, who knows.
It is pretty pathetic that the people of Newburyport are reduced to finding out about this nomination by in depth Googling and whatever other methods work for them.
An open and transparent government, yes, we would like that. And if Mr. Christopher is the “best of the best,” please, let’s have Mr. Moak tell us all about it.