Letters to the Editor

 Vol. 10, No. 2

January 10-16, 2002

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Our Bay a Terrorists’ Dream

Dear Bay Weekly:
It seems to me that our life in the Chesapeake Bay area is no safer than the level of security on every ocean-going ship navigating the Bay. Why? Because a team of terrorists would love (don’t you think?) to hit the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant with a ship going at full speed. Can you imagine the consequences of Calvert Cliffs being hit with one of the liquid natural gas ships from Cove Point? It would do more damage than any airplane. With the release of radioactivity, the whole Chesapeake area would be unfit for human habitation.

— Mary Elizabeth Lynn, Annapolis

We Missed the North Beach Train

Dear Bay Weekly:
For 13 years now I have lived in Calvert County and have enjoyed New Bay Times, now known as Bay Weekly. It has taught me much about the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and the inhabitants of the Bay area as well as kept me informed with what is happening.

When I opened up the issue recently with the story about Chesapeake “choo choos” [Vol. IX, No. 50: Dec. 13-19, 2001], I was looking forward to reading an article about Calvert County’s own train enthusiast, Tom Crockett, who owns Tans Cycles in North Beach. I do believe he loves his trains as much or more than motorcycles.

I couldn’t believe there was no mention of his train display at Tans. I was very disappointed to not see a picture of his wonderful trains. Why was Calvert County left out of the article? There was not even a mention of his trains, or any other trains in Calvert County?

I think you owe Tom Crockett an apology for your oversight. I am sorry you disappointed me and robbed others of the pleasure they would have derived from a look-see at his antique trains.

— E. A. Barr, St. Leonard

Editor’s note:
A paper is only as good as its sources. We’re able to write the stories you want to read only when you tell us about them before it’s too late.

So I hope you’ll become one of those good sources on which a good paper depends. And I hope you’ll not let one disappointment erase a long record of satisfaction.

P.S. One Calvert County train, assembled by the Brittian family each year for Calvert Hospice’s Festival of Trees, was included in our story. I, too, am sorry Tom Crockett’s was not.

Readers, We Rely on You

Dear Bay Weekly Readers:
We depend on you to share your local knowledge. Don’t wait until we’ve missed the boat to tip Bay Weekly to good ideas. Send your ideas to: Sandra Martin, Editor, Bay Weekly, P.O. Box 358, Deale, Md. • Phone 410/867-0304 • Fax 410/867-0307 • E-mail [email protected].

— Your editor, Sandra Martin

We welcome your letters and opinions. We will edit when necessary. Include your name, address and phone number for verification. Mail them to Bay Weekly, P.O. Box 358, Deale, MD 20751 • E-mail them to us at [email protected].

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