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Navy christens ocean research ship at Dakota Creek

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Carol Armstrong, ship's sponsor for R/V Neil Armstrong, breaks a bottle across the bow during a christening ceremony Saturday at Dakota Creek Shpipyard here.

Ribbon-cutting for "Big Ditch"

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The Port held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning for what Port Executive Director Bob Hyde called Wyman’s big ditch.

Construction of research ships moves ahead

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Two new state-of-the-art oceanographic research ships under construction sit one behind the other at the Dakota Creek shipyard here. The R/V Neil Armstrong is being readied for launch, while the R/V Sally Ride is under construction on the right.

Local retailers concerned about MJB proposal

While the Chamber of Commerce Board hasn’t taken a stand on MJB’s proposed rezoning request on R Ave, the Chamber’s Retail Group concludes, “A big box store on R Avenue in Anacortes has the potential to destroy or disfigure our small town character.”

Chamber members favor larger retail store

According to a new survey, two-thirds of the members of the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce favor a medium-sized dry-good retailer in Anacortes.