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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | OLF critics have no right to complain, impact Navy

August 24, 2013 · Updated 3:30 PM
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Editor,

Well, at least the letters keep flying, it’s more than is going on at OLF.

I especially have enjoyed the letters about being divisive, what a joke. Sue the Navy and the commanding officer of the base to limit use of its own facilities, which can directly threaten the livelihoods of a large portion of the island’s population and then expect people not to take a side and defend it vigorously? You’ve got to be kidding me.

The letter countersigned by a list of signatories to the lawsuit was interesting because they had the guts to sign it. Curiosity got the better of me and with due diligence I explored the tax records of those folks and found that 7 of the 11 signers bought their properties after 2000. I don’t think they have much standing in this knowing full well they bought in the flight path. I found it especially ironic that Paula Spina’s name was included in that list. It wasn’t all that long ago she showed no concern for her neighbors by wanting to keep her party barn open later and more often. I guess that noise made for her profit doesn’t count.

I’ll admit that I do not live under the flight path but I do live close enough to be annoyed by it. It’s the price of living here and I knew it going in.

SCOTT SMITH

Oak Harbor

 

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