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POSTED BY SANDY STOKES
Tuesday's public hearing to appeal the suspension and possible termination of Fire District 13 Battalion Chief Doug Avery turned into a critique of the district's management with about 30 people backing Avery.
Of the district’s 40 firefighters, 35 signed a letter stating that the District Commissioners and District Fire Chief have fostered a communication failure and lack of respect and described a “growing mistrust and lack of confidence” in their ability to lead.
That letter of "no confidence" was read into the hearing record. Read about it in today's paper!
How does the National Flood Insurance Program affect us?La Conner Town Administrator John Doyle has written a story explaining the politicking that led to regulations that impact our town and other Skagit County cities in regards to the The National Flood Insurance Program. Everyone who lives in an area with a 1 percent chance of flooding is required to buy flood insurance from the feds if their home has a mortgage. John explains it all very clearly in today's paper.
Hand-in-hand for 60 years
Meet Boyd and Donna Zimmerman, who were wed 60 years ago and have been part of La Conner as long as anyone can remember. Writer Mary Evitt has a fascinating profile of this well-known couple in today's paper.
From the Police Blotter:
12:01 p.m.: Loose dogs – Two dogs were reported to be running loose near Rainbow Bridge in La Conner.
... not only is there another canine crime wave, but all six of the fugitive turkeys were loitering on the steps of the Catholic Church on Monday!
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