There is a costly, unpleasant and litigious squabble stirred up by Fred Einspruch dealing with access and use of a portion of Viking Cove beach. Mr. Einspruch’s extreme views and tactics do not have the support of this Mud Bay resident.

To Haines newcomers, Mike Wald and Sally Andersen and your awesome kids, please accept my heartfelt welcome to the neighborhood. I hope that some day, the vitriolic and childish methods of a few become a fading memory for you.

Burl Sheldon