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Town closes playgrounds; boardwalk social distancing stressed


NOT JUST ANOTHER TWIRL AROUND TOWN – Janna Gage, left, walked the Channel boardwalk Sunday with her friend Lyle Turner, probably making the circuit back to Gage’s Seaport Books. The two were caught in the act of successfully social distancing. They are role models for all of us. The signs placed at the boardwalk entryways are a reminder of the times. – Photo by Ken Stern

La Conner isn’t playing around when it comes to curbing the spread of COVID-19.

The Town Council moved to temporarily close the John Hammer Memorial Playground below Town Hall and the Salmon Slide at Conner Waterfront Park following its lengthy discussion via a teleconference meeting March 24.

In so doing, Town officials followed the lead of other Puget Sound communities employing multiple measures to limit exposure to the novel coronavirus.

Councilmembers considered but did not close the popular La Conner waterfront boardwalk, choosing to place signage there stressing the need for peo...

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