The day after the June 6 election I penned a blog piece praising their efforts and imploring the principals of the effort to remain engaged in our city.
Even prior to knowing the success of the effort, I'd planned to write a column imploring the organizers of Port Pride to keep at it to avoid the temptation to disband and to melt back into our suburban wilderness of soccer games and school meetings. No doubt, those things are vital to our families and our community. But Newburyport will be stronger and better if the people who made last night possible keep on their political pilot lights and maintain a strong interest in community.This week's news that City Council hopefuls include new faces like Meghan Kinsey and Sean Reardon show the Port Pride movement is still alive and active. This is great news for our community. I hope we see more political newcomers rise to the challenge.