The Society for High Street has been able to obtain these documents as a part of the Freedom of Information Act. The list below explains what each document contains in some detail:
High Street at the Head of Bromfield looking West. Circa 1905. Picture courtesy of The Historical Society of Old Newbury, at the Cushing House Museum, 98 High St., Newburyport, MA.
- High Street's Master Plan - Planning documents and bike lane FAQs. 2004
- Scenic Byway Press Release - From the Essex National Heritage Commision. 2004
- MHD Agreement with Lavender Administration - June 2003.
- High Street Project - High Street Advisory Committee. Notes under Mayor Lavender. March 2002.
- High Street Project - Explanation to Al Lavender of Agreement with MassHighway on High Street Project. December 2001.
- High Street Advisory Committee - Notes under Mayor Mead. September 2001.
- Comments on the Master Plan - Comments on The Newburyport Master Plan by Pauline Chase-Harrell August 15 2001.
- 03/2001 Planning Office Report - The draft from the Newburyport Planning Office regarding feedback from the March 1 public meeting. March 2001.
- MassHighway to Mayor Mead - Letter from MassHighway to Mayor Mead regarding the return of three sets of the original plans. January 2001.
- Mayor Mead to MassHighway - The letter reopening negotiations with MassHighway. March 2000.
- MassHighway PR - Press Release concerning the "pave only" compromise. October 1999.
- MassHighway Memo - Concerning the "pave only" compromise. October 1999.
- Mayor Carrier Letter - From MassHighway concerning the number of trees to be removed. September 1999.
- Tree Inventory - A complete inventory of tree removal under the original MassHighway plans. June 1999.
- The Original MassHighway Plans - These copies detail changes to be made (such as narrowing, widening etc.) on each section of the street. February 1998
- The Original Grant - Written in 1995 asking for money to fix High Street.
We will continue to provide documents such as these as they become available. Check back often for future updates.
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