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Letters to the Editor: February 20-26, 2020

The Editor: In his letter in last week’s paper (February 13-19), Mickey Masdeo exhibited the kind of self-defeating thinking that can ruin school systems. Voting no on levies because you … more

Letters to the Editor: February 13-19, 2020

The Editor: The Northern Light newspaper is more interesting with every issue. I’m really enjoying the focus on local businesses and the exclusive articles on the CBP. A big “thank … more

Letters to the Editor: February 6-12, 2020

The Editor: It’s sad that we need to legislate common sense and allow children to run lemonade stands without interference. But it would be worse to see local governments harassing children … more

Letters to the Editor: January 30-February 5, 2020

The Editor: Winston Churchill once remarked, “Democracy is the worst form of government – right after all the other forms of government.” At this moment in history, both of … more

Letters to the Editor: January 16-22, 2020

The Editor: I would like to start by thanking the Blaine Police Department and the city of Blaine for installing the radar-controlled, speed-indicating traffic signs on D Street. They work. I … more

Letters to the Editor: January 9-15, 2020

The Editor: The leadership team for the Blaine/Birch Bay Community Toy Store would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in the community who had a part in making the toy store happen in 2019! … more

Letters to the Editor: January 2-8, 2020

The Editor: Once again, the Blaine Food Bank (BFB) has been humbled. With great pride and gratitude to local residents and businesses, BFB volunteers announce that we successfully raised over … more

Letters to the Editor: December 12-18, 2019

The Editor: We are all so thankful for the support of our volunteer staff, donors and this newspaper. I cannot say thank you enough to all of the people who helped make this year’s … more

Letters to the Editor: December 5-11, 2019

The Editor: I just wanted to thank the management and staff of the Blaine Public Works Department. There are too many names to list, but Ravyn, Leroy, Debbie and Sam all quickly come to … more

Letters to the Editor: November 28-December 4, 2019

The Editor: An alarming percentage of local newspapers have gone out of business, giving up to TV and online services and discarding their valuable historical files. I am so pleased that The … more

Letters to the Editor: November 21-27, 2019

The Editor: One of the most appalling aspects of this impeachment is that our President considers his fellow Americans as the enemy to the degree of enlisting foreign agents to help him. What is … more

Letters to the Editor: November 14-20, 2019

The Editor: On behalf of the board of the Pacific Arts Association (PAA), a heartfelt thanks to all of the individuals and families who attended Nick Biello’s EastWest Winds Quintet concert … more

Letters to the Editor: November 7-13, 2019

The Editor: Bill Becht wrote in the October 24-30, 2019 issue of The Northern Light that Blaine is a speed trap and is causing not only tourists but locals to avoid downtown Blaine. I don’t … more

Letters to the Editor: October 31-November 6, 2019

The Editor: First, I support all border agents. The work they do is difficult. However, the story about the elderly woman from Canada who died in Drayton Harbor was disturbing. This woman was … more

Letters to the Editor: October 24-30, 2019

The Editor: I read all local candidates’ websites and social media posts (including ones later deleted), and I attend or listen to as many candidate forums as I can. Only Natalie … more

Letters to the Editor: October 17-23, 2019

The Editor: On behalf of the Blaine Booster Club and Hall of Fame Committee, I would like to thank all who attended Blaine High School’s first Athletic Hall of Fame induction. The event was … more

Letters to the Editor: October 10-16, 2019

The Editor: I would like to publicly thank the following people who compassionately helped my family with my mother’s tragic accident at the Blaine boat launch: Officer Skylar Deffinbaugh … more

Letters to the Editor: October 3-9, 2019

The Editor: Given the daily changes in our economy and climate that we all see, this is not the time for business as usual at the Port of Bellingham. Did you know the port’s impacts extend … more

Letters to the Editor: September 26-October 2, 2019

The Editor: In the upcoming Blaine City Council election, I am eager to vote for Richard May for ward 1. Richard has been going that extra mile for us for many years, saving the library, … more

Letters to the Editor: September 19-25, 2019

The Editor:  The Community Assistance Program (CAP) will be providing Thanksgiving dinner baskets again this year for those in our community with financial need. Last year, over 265 baskets … more
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