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Volume 16, Issue 41 - October 9 - October 15, 2008
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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 •
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Keep It Local

Dear Bay Weekly:

I’m responding to your call in recent editions of Bay Weekly for feedback on changes in the paper. I read Bay Weekly regularly; I usually pick it up at the Edgewater branch of the library. I really enjoy the local coverage, which has helped me learn a lot about our area since I moved here a year ago, and doesn’t duplicate what can be found elsewhere. It’s a great local paper and I appreciate all the hard work you put in to make it that way.

Two features I think you could do without, though, are Free Will Astrology and News of the Weird. Those don’t have anything to do with the Bay or goings-on in our area. Instead, they’re just the sort of generic stuff that people keep sending (over and over and over again) to my e-mail box.

Couldn’t you use that space and whatever you’re paying in syndication fees for something local? I thought I recalled reading a few weeks ago that one or two local columnists were discontinued or would be published less frequently due to lack of space. Just my two cents; thanks for listening.

–Sherri Calvo, Riva

Editor’s response: Thanks for your response. We’re interested in hearing how other readers respond to your suggestions, as many tell us News of the Weird and Free Will Astrology are the first things they read. Readers, what do you think?

Music Notes Back Where You Expect It — For Now

Dear Bay Weekly:

I was unable to find the entertainment section in the issue dated October 2 - October 8.

I, and my friends, always refer to this section every Thursday. I hope that it’s just somehow my error and that you haven’t discontinued this valuable service.

Thanks.

–R. Nicholson, Deale Beach

Editor’s response: Thank you for asking. Knowing what readers value helps us make the best decisions. Music notes has been running online only, as an experiment in making the best use of scarce space in our print edition. But you’ll find it back where you look for it in this week’s 40-page paper.

How Safe Boaters Help Anne Arundel Trails

Dear Bay Weekly:

The Friends of Anne Arundel County Trails thank you for publishing our six Maryland safe boating course press releases this year for our classes at the Earleigh Heights Fire Hall and Woods Memorial Church. One hundred twenty-five boater students registered, 119 passed the course and were certified, and $3,125 was raised from the $25 registration fee to be spent on improvements to the county trails.

Thanks again, and we can use your help in 2009.

–Edgar H. parker,

Friends’ Boating Safety Coordinator

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