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Articles published Wed, Oct 28, 2009

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Letters to the Editor - October 29 - November 4, 2009


City council weighs 1 percent property tax hike

Blaine homeowners can anticipate a slight increase in their property taxes next year if a proposed increase is approved by council.

Council votes 4-3 to remove impact fees city-wide

After months of debate, Blaine City Council voted 4-3 to remove developer impact fees city-wide.

Concert to benefit Blaine Food Bank

Those wanting an evening of musical entertainment while also supporting a worthy cause will want to get out this Friday night October 30 to hear the piano duo of Hal Logan and Dorothy Watson. They’re returning to Blaine for another pops concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Church Unitarian.

Blaine man starts sober driving service

A new Blaine business will transport both drivers and their vehicles home when they drink more than the legal limit.

Clothing bank seeks volunteers

School plans long-range review

The Blaine school district board of directors is undertaking a long range planning process during the current school year.

Read All About It: Blaine’s newest book store

County council to approve smaller Blaine, Birch Bay UGAs

The Whatcom County Council is moving into the final process of approving its 10 urban growth areas (UGA’s), including those of Blaine and Birch Bay to meet a December 1 deadline set by the state’s urban growth management hearings board.

Mayor clarifies Tomsic’s salary

Blaine city manager Gary Tomsic’s salary is not out of line with the salaries of other city managers and administrators in Whatcom County. That was the message from Blaine mayor Bonnie Onyon, speaking to attendees of a council meeting October 12.

The Garden Path

Blaine Builder Award

Trainer’s tips for a great season on the slopes

Love your first day on the slopes each season, only to find yourself crippled and hitting the hot tub on your second day?

Bay Builders - Great kids doing great things


This week in Sports

Blaine makes short work of Sehome in 35-0 win • Borderites solidify grasp on season • Blaine dams Nooksack 7-nil in home game • Slivers from the bench


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