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Letter To The Editor – J and J Smith

In response to the two letters in the January 2021 edition “Of Barking Dogs and Circling Planes”. We moved here in 2003, my husband was from the area originally but put many years in the Marine Corp, and worked after that for a time. We live about a mile and half south of the Deer Park Airport. Being a military family we, lived on bases or very close.

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Northern Roots Salon Opens Refreshing New Roots. Spa

The Northern Roots Hair Salon is opening a new spa! Located at 106 East Crawford Street, Roots is a high end day spa offering a wide range of relaxing services, including facials, massage, nails, pedicures, and eyelash extensions. They will be holding a Grand Opening party on Saturday, March 6th, from 11am to 4pm, to give the community a chance to meet their staff and check out their new space!

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Letter To The Editor – Bob Jespersen

I think it is important to not link the issue of noisy dogs and airplane noise. The Deer Park Airport is an amazing asset to our community! Fabulous air shops, several airplanes related businesses, a terrific base for firefighting aircraft, and more. The Airport has really put Deer Park on the map for many years!

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DOL Updates Guidelines for Employers and Workers

According to a January 29th US Department of Labor news release, “President Biden directed OSHA to release clear guidance for employers to help keep workers safe from COVID-19 exposure.” As a result, the US Department of Labor has reintroduced specific guidance to assist employers and workers to identify and lessen their risks of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Six-word story: February 2021

Each month’s prompt will be in the newspaper and on Facebook. Our favorite stories will be published the following month. Responses will be judged on creativity and the ability to communicate a story. Submit your six-word story by the 25th of each month.

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Letter To The Editor – Cindy S.

In response to Dec 2020 “Of Barking Dogs…” etc by William S. the answer is NO! My neighbor does not care of the quality of anyone’s life. I have lived in my home since 1999 and in 2016 my “Kiddie Corner Neighbor” got a dog… A BIG one, with a big bark.

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Person pumping gas into their car | Proposed gas tax | Deer Park Gazette

Proposed Gas Tax

A transportation package proposed in January aims to bring in $26.7 billion and spend $25.8 billion over the next 16 years. This taxation would be part of an effort to steer towards cleaner fuel options, carbon reduction initiatives, and would include plans to fund highway-related upkeep and developments. As a result of this plan, Washington drivers could see a total of $1 per gallon for fuel related taxes.

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Letter To The Editor – Cary Corbin

In response to “Barking Dogs and Circling Planes” letters:

We moved to Deer Park in 2014. We knew from the time of the land purchase that we were near an airport and would have low flying planes over our house. They are no bother to us at all, regardless of the type of plane or the time of the flights.

I have loved airplanes and aviation from a very early age. When my grandson was little and visiting we would go outside to watch the planes fly over. I had shown him pictures of various planes, some from WW II. His favorite phrase (at 3 years old) was “I think it’s a Spitfire!!”

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Dollars for Scholars Hearts Fund 2021

The annual Dollars for Scholars Hearts Fund has begun. The fundraising effort runs from February 1st – March 20th. The funds raised will make up scholarships for seniors at Deer Park High School, Home Link, and Deer Park Alternative School.

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