Please don’t use “those summer resident” signatures as an excuse. Every signature should count when it’s on a petition. My husband and I closely follow the procedures and actions on the harbor expansion project and we are not misinformed. When I sign a petition, I mean it! We pay taxes, vote, operate a business, buy locally, and donate money and time to many programs. I bow down and honor those who stay here year-round and hope to join you someday. I assure you, we care about what and how things happen in this town as much as anyone. Let’s try to respect everyone who lives here in Haines, however short or long a period of time. We are all here to enjoy the incredible beauty.

Kate Boor