Newburyport, Massachusetts, NRA, Waterfront

Jim Stiles (along with a whole lot of other people) is very concerned about the fate of the Newburyport’s Waterfront (see earlier post), an issue that people continue to feel passionately about.

I can see why people might be reluctant to wade into this discussion, because Newburyport’s Waterfront has been so controversial for so long. (You haven’t seen me give an opinion on this one, even though I happen to have a few.) But that doesn’t mean that people don’t care about it a whole lot.

The very, very good news is that the NRA questionnaire is going out with the Newburyport City Census. And this situation might be a little bit like having a very controversial election where you don’t really want to discuss it with your neighbor, but you sure know how you are going to vote. And the nice thing is no one needs to know how you are going to vote, the important thing is that you do it.

The NRA has worked very hard on the questionnaire that will be arriving in our mailboxes. And the very, very good news, is whether or not you want to wade out there and let everyone know your opinion, democracy reigns. (Well, I hope that democracy reigns, that Mayor John Moak would take this questionnaire seriously, even though there are various quotes in the Newburyport Daily News where he says he won’t! But I suppose that the fact that Mayor John Moak might not take this survey as part of the democratic process, might be another post altogether.) You can express your opinion by filling out the NRA questionnaire about the fate of Newburyport’s Waterfront and mail it to the City of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

And Jim Roy, who has never, ever been one to be shy about giving his opinion, has written an article in this week’s Newburyport Current, (it can be found under “Opinion and Letters”,) talking about the NRA survey and issues surrounding the fate of Newburyport’s Waterfront. If you haven’t done so already, give it a read.

Mary Eaton, Newburyport