“This is a historic harbor,” said Purinton. “There are so few historic harbors left where you can go down to the sea and experience what’s past.”
But Shanley said the goal is to reconnect Newburyport with that historical past.
“The NRA firmly believes that it’s a good project. We’re moving forward,” he said. “It will help connect the downtown to the waterfront.”
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