Your Say: June 14-20, 2018

It’s Time to Vote! 

      Early voting begins Thursday, June 14 and runs through Thursday, June 21 every day from 10am to 8pm.

–Del. Nic Kipke, District 31B

     Editor’s note: Anne Arundel early birds vote at the Edgewater Library, Anne Arundel County Board of Elections, Severna Park Library, Pip Moyer Rec Center and the Crofton, Glen Burnie and Odenton libraries.

     Calvert early birds vote at the Community Resources Building, 30 Duke Street.

Breaking the Plastics Habit

Re: The Last Straw: Those innocent-looking sippers are one of the Top 5 plastic ocean pollutants; April 19, 2018;

       Thank you for providing an entertaining and educational local newspaper.     Your May 17 article on plastic straws adding to the pollution of our waterways was spot-on!

      Ever since I watched Michael Moore’s documentary Bag It, I have tried to limit my personal use of plastic. I only use kitchen containers instead of zippered bags. I choose to use foil and waxed paper instead of plastic wrap. I refuse plastic bags at sandwich shops and grocery stores.

      I never gift with plastic cards because no one re-loads them. They are used once then disposed of. (Which also forces the receiver to spend money and have no choice to save money).

      Please share these ideas, and keep up the great work.

–Barbara Aukers Hannum, Upper Marlboro