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Bellingham burg wants its own postal designation

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - The historic village of Fairhaven, known as a place to visit when you go to Bellingham, wants the post office to give it a distinct postal designation.

The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/PfD0fN ) business owners are asking for the post office's stamp of approval because they say Fairhaven has its own distinct name, its own flavor, history and mindset. It just seeks a little more recognition.

Bellingham Postmaster Scott Manier referred questions to Ernie Swanson, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington state.

Swanson said advocates should detail their proposal, in writing, to the Bellingham postmaster. He says it could happen, if a good enough case is made.

The pioneer town gave up its own post designation more than a hundred years ago, after voters decided to consolidate with Bellingham in 1903.

Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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