Summer '22 Newsletter Hot Off the Press

29 Jul 2022 2:43 PM | Web Wrangler (Administrator)

The NPT summer 2022 newsletter is hot off the press
... and available in cool, easy-to-read PDF format HERE.

In this issue:

- Crowds return to Preservation Week events following a two-year pandemic time-out. Preservation Week, NPT's public celebration of the city's architectural history and preservation, returned in-person in a big way on May 20-22, with standing-room-only presentations and tours for "The Mills of Newburyport: The Dream That Ran Out of Steam," which turned the spotlight on Newburyport's industrial history. (Read more in the newsletter.)

- "If The House Could Talk" house history program once again featured at Yankee Homecoming July 30-Aug. 7. This popular do-it-yourself house history program has energized Newburyporters during Yankee Homecoming since 2016.  (Read more in the newsletter.)

- Bank expansion plans approved after reconstituted Planning Board reverses its previous decision. On July 6, 2022 --- after more than two years of proposals, debate, citizen opposition, revision, decisions, reversals, and a bullying court challenge aimed at dismantling the city's pro-preservation zoning laws --- the city's Planning Board voted 6-2 to approve the Institution for Savings expansion plans on Prospect Street.  (Read more in the newsletter.)

- "If This Block Could Talk"? What a marvelous idea! The block at Prospect & Otis Streets certainly has a lot to say, and it needs to be heard. But what might other similarly bullied blocks have to say if they had a voice?  (Read more in the newsletter.)

- "NBPT@3mph" articles are now on Facebook. The latest articles based on NPT research for the Historic House Plaque Program are now on Facebook. (Read more in the newsletter.)

- Newburyport now has something in common with Paris! You already know that Newburyport is cool. But now we've got something in common with an internationally cool city! (Read more in the newsletter.)

- NPT's Powder House Park & Learning Center open for tours Sat., July 30. Visit the Powder House at 57 Low Street at 1-3 p.m. on opening day of Yankee Homecoming. You can enjoy a tour and then watch the Acton Minutemen go through their paces. (Read more in the newsletter.)

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