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By Ken Stern 

The view from Langley

From the editor —

 

September 7, 2022



All mayors love their towns and champion them. Surely that is the case in La Conner.

The same with Langley, that “village by the sea,” a 90 minute drive from our town on the Swinomish Channel.

Comparisons abound. There will be a side-by-side table in a future issue. Did you know their 1,200 residents fit in one mile footprint while La Conner’s 974 residents squeeze into 0.4 square miles? Those numbers come from censusreporter.org.

While Mayor Ramon Hayes was first elected in 2007, Langley Mayor Scott Chaplin was appointed in 2021 when the then mayor moved out of the city. But this is...



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