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What is most disturbing is that regardless of public opinion or potential impact to the whole community, self-interest and closed dealings have so far prevailed. This will affect us all—including those that vocally and silently support the landlord and the federal government in this matter.
Community Events, December 2013
Perhaps most incredible is the nature of the protests—the belief that vociferous outcries might cause Mr. Petersen’s lease with Customs to be terminated. Unlike many other comparatively developed countries, our American tradition is not one of settling matters by griping.
The bottom line is the town will now get $25 dollars I would have spent locally. And I could have parked all day long at Target without penalty, shopping on the mainland is starting to have its appeal.
The board of Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec would like to thank all of the families who attended the carnival—we hope all of you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves.
The generosity of our Friday Harbor community has just sent 225 shoeboxes to be part of this mission.