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Letters to the Editor

We welcome your opinions and letters — with name and address. 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 editor@bayweekly.com. Or Click Here to Submit Your Letters Online.


Concerned About Pipeline Expansion

Dear Bay Weekly:
T
hank you for publishing Sare E. Leeland’s Commentary “Before It Gets a New Gas Pipeline, Calvert County Needs Answers” [Vol. XII, No. 38: Sept. 16] about our efforts in CAPE to surface the issues about the proposed new LNG pipeline in Calvert County.

Our organization has a website — www.capecalvert.org — where we are collecting information and articles such as yours so people can learn about these issues. Would you be willing for us to post an image of your Commentary?

—Stovy Brown for CAPE: Concerns About Pipeline Expansion

Editor’s reply: You have our permission to post this story and any we’ve written in covering many phases of the reopening and expansion of Dominion Cove Point liquefied natural gas docks and pipeline in Calvert County. You’ll find others in our archives using the Google search engine on the bottom left of our weekly on-line edition: www.bayweekly.com.


Of Writing and Sailing

Dear Bay Weekly:
I very much enjoyed reading Maureen Miller’s article on sailboat racing, “Wednesday Night at the Races,” in the July 22 Bay Weekly [Vol. XII, No. 30].

I had the chance to meet Maureen as she was covering the Governor’s Cup start for your publication and I was putting together an article for Nor’easter Magazine. Her reflection on that race start, “The Governor’s Cup Races Through Time,” [Vol. XII, No. 33: Aug. 12] was so right on, for lack of better words. The last spinnaker start for the Guv Cup race was 10 years ago — according to the racers at the post race press conference — as the August race is traditionally sailed into the prevailing southerly winds of the season. A following north wind and sea are rarities in late summer on the Chesapeake. Being there to see the bright spinnaker balloons explode at the start line was magical, and I treasure Maureen’s words for capturing the moment.

As we cruised on a perfect evening in Annapolis aboard the Endless Reach, a 54-foot Jeanneau sloop deftly piloted by Captain Christine of LetsgoCruising.com in Annapolis, it was one of those moments where time seems to stop. It was then I knew that as freelance writers, Maureen and I sure have it good. We get to live these moments, then experience them again for our readers by putting them into words.

Thank you again for providing opportunities for freelancers to get their work out there. Many students from my writing class here in Calvert County have submitted to your publication, as have my writing friends at the BayHill Writers group that meets in Chesapeake Beach every month.

—Jill Malcolm, Chesapeake Beach

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