Letters Policy:

The Northern Light welcomes letters to the editor.

For verification purposes, please include your name, address and daytime telephone number. Letters are limited to 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. Letters that discuss the operation of an individual business, in either a negative or positive light, will not be published. Unsigned letters will also 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.

Submit a letter to the editor.

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Letters to The Editor: September 16-22, 2021

The Editor: In response to Doug Ericksen’s invitation to small businessmen about improving opportunities, I wrote to his office: Please inform Doug that one reason small businesses are … more

Letters to The Editor: September 9-15, 2021

The Editor: Well said, Dr. Kazymyra, well said. My sentiments exactly. Theresa Pomeroy Blaine   The Editor: He’s a stand-up kind of guy. He’s been standing up for … more

Letters to The Editor: September 2-8, 2021

The Editor: Some people don’t want to vote for the Birch Bay Vogt Community Library because it will add to their property tax. But they’ve already been paying for library services with … more

Letters to The Editor: August 26-September 1, 2021

The Editor: The Birch Bay Library Capital Facilities Area (the method state law provides for funding a public library capital improvement project through property taxes) has been determined. We … more

Letters to The Editor: August 19-25, 2021

The Editor: The Friends of Birch Bay Library and the Whatcom County Library System are dedicated to bringing a library to Birch Bay. A 2016 service area analysis and a 2017 online survey … more

Letters to the Editor: August 12-18, 2021

The Editor: You’ve all heard of Shark Nado; but what about Guinea Pig Nado? “The only way to stop it – is to adopt it!” There are over 20 adorable, friendly, needy guinea … more

Letters to the Editor: August 5-11, 2021

The Editor: I’m a Renton resident who has visited Point Roberts on many occasions in the distant past, with many fond memories of this unique enclave of Washington state. Today I … more

Letters to the Editor, July 29-August 4, 2021

The Editor: My fiancé recently had a cardiac arrest for reasons unknown and we have to continue to do tests, and he is currently in the ICU, but with officers Jon Landis and Katelyn Weaver … more

Letters to the Editor: July 22-28, 2021

The Editor: Blaine Senior Center is now open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The following activities are available for members: The library, gym and pool hall. Also available are … more

Letters to the Editor: July 15-21, 2021

The Editor: I support Jennifer Plombon for Blaine City Council Ward 3 Position 6 seat. As an early resident of Semiahmoo in the 1990s, I chose to relocate back to Semiahmoo upon retiring and … more

Letters to the Editor, July 1-7, 2021

The Editor: Does anyone else out there question the sale by the city and approval by council of the property at 665 Peace Portal? I realize that this cash-poor city paid out a lot of money to … more

Letters to the Editor: June 24-30, 2021

The Editor: The Blaine Senior Center Pancake Breakfast has been canceled for the Fourth of July.  Vicki McCullough Blaine Senior Center executive secretary Blaine   The … more

Letters to the Editor: June 10-16, 2021

The Editor: Puget Sound Energy (PSE) raises our rates every year. The company is asking for the Utilities and Transportation Commission’s (UTC) approval again. The problem is UTC turns a … more

Letters to the Editor: May 27–June 2, 2021

The Editor: This thought is for your Memorial Day publication of The Northern Light. It is the thought that counts. Those who disrespect our flag have never been handed a folded one. Earl … more

Letters to the Editor: May 20-26, 2021

Student letters The following letters were submitted by Blaine Middle School students in Megan Schutt’s eighth grade social studies class. The students were assigned to write about freedom … more

Letters to the Editor: May 13-19, 2021

The Editor: We have a small cottage in Point Roberts and it is with continued frustration and sadness that our two governments cannot come to a simple travel arrangement given the unique geography … more

Letters to the Editor, May 6-12, 2021

The Editor: Washington state needs universal medical care. We must build a financial resource system to support care for all. Our insurance and tax structures are archaic and unfair. Right now … more

Letters to the Editor, April 29-May 5, 2021

The Editor: The Blaine High School Hall of Fame was formed four years ago under the auspices of the Blaine Booster Club, a 50.1 C3 support group of BHS athletics. Its purpose is to honor former … more

Letters to the Editor: April 22-28, 2021

The Editor: I would like to commend you (and your newspaper) for having the wisdom and courage for taking a position in your “Letters to the Editor” section of your paper to encourage … more

Letters to the Editor: April 15-21, 2021

The Editor: Hmmm … shocking. One word that sums up the one and only “Letter to the Editor” in last week’s edition written by someone at The Northern Light. It stated, … more
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