Letters to the Editor -- June 06, 2002

Published on Thu, Jun 6, 2002
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Letters to the Editor



Another PTO year...

The Editor:
For those of you who were so inconvenienced by the trains at crossings here in Blaine... My sympathies, but I for one am saddened by the fact the trains no longer stop at our quaint old west style station. Another charming and unique part of Blaine is lost.
How much wiser it would have been to aggressively have tried to expand the station with Amtrak and Greyhound bus services. In a Bellingham Herald’s recent article eight million people cross the Blaine border each year. Doesn’t it make sense that some of those people would have used the train and bus services and explored the town? Now what? Will the station be used for a more visible Visitor’s center?
I am keeping my fingers crossed it will not be dismantled or fall victim to vandalism.
Dorothy Bush
Blaine

The Editor:
To the person or persons who took two newly planted azalea shrubs from the Hillside Cemetery: How could you stoop so low as to steal from a cemetery? You must be very proud of yourself.
Nora Atwood
Birch Bay

The Editor:
You helped the AARP Tax-Aide program grow by nearly ten percent since last tax year. We greatly appreciate your help. We now have 357 sites staffed by nearly 1,100 volunteers. Although the statistics for tax year 2002 are not yet available we think we will have served nearly 70,000 people compared to the 66,000 we helped to prepare income tax returns for in 2001.
Your publication of our search for volunteers really helped us grow. The notice of where and when our free tax services were available enabled many people to find us with ease.
Many, many thanks for your help.
Arden Kommer
Ocean Shores

The Editor:
On May 31, the Blaine middle school staff held an end of the year golf tournament at Dakota Creek Golf Course. This tournament was intended to celebrate the end of a great school year with friends and family. Many local businesses donated prizes for this tournament which made it even more spectacular.
On behalf of the many teachers and staff members at BMS we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the following businesses: Dakota Creek Golf Course, Paso Del Norte, Whatcom Physical Therapy, Steamers Espresso, Resort Semiahmoo, Blackberry House, Pacific Building Center, J & M Drywall, His Light Construction, All-Sport Pizza, Nut House Grill, Barkley Haggen, Barkley Golf Center, Hardware Sales, Proco Inc., Salon Eva, and Tony’s Coffee.
We recognize and honor the commitment these Blaine and local businesses have toward education and teachers!
Paul Minckler, 6th grade teacher
Blaine

The Editor:
The Blaine Scholarship Foundation would like to thank all those who helped May 18 for our Dollars for Scholars golf tournament. The tournament raised $9,000, which will be used for high school scholarships.
This year’s tournament was a big success and plans are made for next year’s tournament, which will be May 17, 2003.
Again we thank all those who helped in one way or another and hope to see you next year at our tournament. If you would like more information about our group feel free to call any of the following members: Todd Berge, Bill Wright, Rhonda Bresnan, Peggy Kent, Larissa Dhanani, Marta Kazymyra, or Shannon VanderYacht.
Todd Berge
Blaine

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The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor; however, the opinions expressed are not those of the editor. Letters must include name, address and daytime telephone number for verification. Letters must not exceed 350 words and may be edited or rejected for reasons of legality, length and good taste. Thank you letters are limited to five individuals or groups. A fresh viewpoint on matters of general interest to local readers will increase the likelihood of publication. Writers should avoid personal invective. Unsigned letters will not be accepted for publication. Requests for withholding names will be considered on an individual basis. Only one letter per month from an individual correspondent will be published.

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