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Navy should act like our guests

Has the Navy forgotten we property owners are not guests on their private island? I think they have. In the North, they want to increase the flight area, and in Coupeville, they want to add more flight hours at the touch and go field.

Most people want the U.S.A. to have the best trained military personnel in the world, but we don’t want them to infringe on our private rights. They already rob us of sleep by the late night practice flights. Yes, we knew that would be a problem when we moved here. I don’t mind, but I definitely would be upset if those hours were extended. We would like to enjoy a full eight hours’ sleep, and we would like to enjoy our decks and patios now and then, which is impossible when the Navy flies.

Listen up, Navy: We pay taxes here. I suspect you don’t. We aren’t your guests. In reality, you are ours.

Caralyn Haglund
Coupeville

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