Letters to the Editor -- January 29, 2009

Published on Thu, Jan 29, 2009
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Letters to the Editor

The Editor:
Police ghost writer? In all my years in the “communication field” I have rarely visited such well written police reports as published in The Northern Light.
Now before I get too far ahead of myself in handing out bouquets to your local constabulary, be honest: Are these the actual reports, or is there a “ghost” writer hidden away at 225 Marine Drive massaging run logs?
As an example, the use of the word “tome” in the January 14 truant’s caper ...
If it is the former, “Bravo!” There is hope for the future of the English language and the human condition. You are fortunate to have both intelligence and law enforcement behind the badge.
If, however, it is the later, well I understand. Having worked as a news director in small town radio stations in my “formative” years, trying to sort out fire department tone-outs and police reports was challenging. I can appreciate the need for re-writes!
“Nuff said.”
Robert McDonald
Port Townsend

The Editor:
A heartfelt thank you to the two gentlemen who assisted my wife when she slipped on mud and fell in the parking lot in front of Rite Aid Pharmacy last Wednesday, January 21.
She was unable to get up without the assistance of these two men.
She was later taken to the emergency room of St. Joseph hospital where she was treated for a dislocated shoulder and a broken bone in her arm.
Again, many thanks men for your assistance.
Barrie Hull
Blaine

Letters Policy
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 should be limited to 10 names. 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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Letters Policy

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.

Please email letters to letters@thenorthernlight.com