Volume XI, Issue 18 ~ May 1-7, 2003

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Letters to the Editor

Mad over No Service on Cell Phones

Dear Bay Weekly:
I can completely identify with Allen Delaney’s frustration with cell phones in Bay Reflections, April 10-15 [Vol. XI, No. 15]. After trying every phone and every service available in Southern Maryland, I have yet to come up with a plan that gives me service both at my home and driving around town.

Yelling, cussing and threatening to launch my phone into the Bay hasn’t helped. Nor has the addition of the phone tower along Plum Point Road improved my phone service. What is it going to take to be able to receive a call from the school nurse when my kids are sick and I am just five minutes away grocery shopping in Prince Frederick? What company is willing to go the extra mile in Southern Maryland to give us the mobile phone service most of America enjoys?

It’s been a family joke that if they would just set up a cell tower in the middle of the Bay, maybe our phone service would improve. Perhaps I am not willing to go that far, compromising the integrity of the Chesapeake Bay just to chat with a friend, but I think we need a real solution to this maddening problem of No Service.

— Jill Malcolm, Huntingtown

Thanks for a Great 10 Years

Dear Bay Weekly:
Vol. XI, No. 17: That little notation that appears on this week’s Bay Weekly in itself tells quite a story — but not one apparent to anyone save those few familiar with things in the publishing business.

Ten years of Bay Weeklies (nee New Bay Times) is quite an achievement in many ways: hold reader interest that long, keep a staff that can put out a paper each week, keep the interest of the paper’s writers and contributors … and earn the economic faith of enough advertisers to pay the bills and keep the paper coming.


What strengths of faith have brought this small miracle about? First, there are the writing skills of those who produce the copy for each week’s Bay Weekly. But perhaps more important than that is the ability to pick the subjects and the writers for each week’s articles. If it’s dull, the readers leave and the paper dies.

If I had to single out one overriding reason why I read the paper each week, it is this:

Taking the Bay as its moral touchstone, the paper reflects the seasons with which we have been blessed in this region. As nature responds and renews with the seasons, so do people, and Bay Weekly brings with it each week the latest breath of the season.

The paper has been true to nature and true to itself. This is something sorely lacking in most newspaper’s today.

Thanks for a great 10 years, Bay Weekly. Please keep it up.

— Tony Evans, Annapolis

Department of Corrections

In our April 17 Guide to Spring Homekeeping, “Put in the Flowers, Take out the Trash” (Vol. XI, No. 16) the last name of the owners of Wild Duck Landing was misspelled. They are Betty and Pete Edmondo.

In the business review of Echoes and Accents in our April 17 Guide to Spring Homekeeping (Vol. XI, No. 16), the owners’ names were incomplete. They are Barbara Rasin Price and Leah Deane.

We welcome your letters and opinions. We will edit when necessary. Include your name, address and phone number for verification. Mail them to Bay Weekly, P.O. Box 358, Deale, MD 20751 • E-mail them to us at [email protected].



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