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Articles published Wed, Mar 14, 2012

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Letters to the Editor: March 14 - March 22, 2012


Marin condos at Semiahmoo attract potential buyer

The long-stalled Marin condominium project may soon realize a recovery as an attractive listing price has enticed a potential buyer.

Birders gather in Blaine this weekend

Local seabirds won’t be the only ones flocking to Blaine this weekend as the 10th annual Wings Over Water Northwest Birding Festival brings hundreds of birders from across Whatcom County.

Blaine schools waiting for specifics on new faculty evaluation rules

Governor Chris Gregoire has signed into law new evaluation procedures for Washington teachers and principals, but school districts are still waiting on direction from the state school superintendent on how the rules should be implemented.

City officially owns Banner Bank building

With the necessary real estate paperwork out of the way, city of Blaine officials are now planning the hands-on work to make the Banner Bank building their own.

BBWSD warns against official-looking flyers

Birch Bay Water and Sewer District staff are cautioning customers against official-looking flyers being mailed out advertising water line insurance.

City clerk explains public records request process

In honor of Sunshine Week, a nationwide recognition of public records laws, The Northern Light spoke with Sheri Sanchez, Blaine public records officer, about the city’s experience with the state Open Public Records law.

BBWSD strikes aged public hearings policy

In an ongoing review of district polices, Birch Bay Water and Sewer District commissioners have eliminated a public hearings conduct policy they feel is unnecessary.

Birch Bay State Park Interpretive Center closes in on final necessary permits

A long-awaited interpretive center in Birch Bay State Park is inching toward reality, with only three county permits needed before construction can begin.

County sets date for GPT pre-scoping meeting

Local government officials have announced the date and time for a public meeting aimed at explaining the environmental review process for the proposed Cherry Point terminal.

Whatcom sailing team headed to Australia regatta

Sailboat racers from across Whatcom County will be competing in a sailing regatta that starts next Monday in Australia.

Car Care Special Section: High gas prices don’t mean driving less

Just because gas prices are rising, doesn’t mean you have to drive less. While you can’t control the price of gas, you can control how it is used by following some simple and inexpensive vehicle maintenance.

Car Care Special Section: Keep these essential items in your car

When you think of car safety, you probably think of airbags and seatbelts. We often overlook the smaller items that can go a long way to keeping things under control in an emergency situation.

Women’s group offers educational scholarships

Whatcom Women in Business (WWIB) has announced it will be awarding up $18,000 in scholarships to women who are furthering their education.

CSAs available for local businesses

Sustainable Connections is having a luncheon in early April to connect businesses with local farmers offering community supported agriculture (CSA) shares.

U.S. Border Patrol Report

The U.S. Border Patrol Report for March 2 to March 6


Police Reports: March 7 - 14, 2012

Police reports for the Blaine Police Department for March 7 through March 14, 2012


Senior Perrin named to all-conference first team

The Blaine girls’ basketball team’s state run this season was the furthest the team had been since 2004.


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