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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Music would chase me away

To the editor:

I am from Bellevue and sometimes make it over to Langley for a visit, always enjoying the quiet, serene setting and atmosphere of the town. I have heard that a noise problem is occurring for many of the residents due to music coming from some places in the downtown area. One resident speaks of very possibly moving due to the noise, if it is not stopped.

I just wanted to share with you that small town, peaceful, pleasant Langley will have lost its appeal significantly if its personality changes, and I would not be as inclined to visit. Perhaps that is true for a number of others also. One of the factors of becoming disinclined to come would be the type of people likely to be drawn to the music and entertainment.

Recently, some friends and I came to Langley and had such a nice time walking on the beach and going through the gift shops, one of the women even buying some silverware. Had there been any shade of objectionable music (to me) in the air, this would have changed the atmosphere and the experience. I steered these friends purposely to the town and beach area of Langley. And, I wouldn’t do it again if I had encountered the new, not-so- peaceful and not-so-pleasant, Langley. (There was no music that day.)

I don’t know the spectrum of the problem faced by businesses due to the economy, but I wanted to speak to the problem that I, and others, might have returning again as a visitor if the atmosphere changes.

I hope things somehow work out for everyone’s good in these developing circumstances in your town.

Steve Isitt

Bellevue

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