Letters to the Editor

Thank you South End Community Club

Sale of the club’s property generated a substantial sum of money for the Fire Department.

  • Jun 26, 2019

 

Disappointment with Water Taxi

When faced with great success, the county has put on the brakes in encouraging low carbon commutes.

  • Jun 26, 2019

 

Vashon Library deserves thanks

Reading has become a major challenge due to our eye diseases.

  • Jun 26, 2019

 

Host a Public Hospital District presentation

It is very important for all of us to ask questions, voice our opinions and learn about our options.

  • Jun 19, 2019

The power of our parks

Parks and recreation services are important factors in determining the livability of a community.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Switch to silent fireworks

I join with those who are concerned about wildlife, domestic animals and those who suffer PTSD

  • Jun 19, 2019

No need to compromise convictions to be compassionate

Our culture has accepted two huge lies.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Mother recalls daughter’s feat

Destia Burby asked Allyson if she would spread Bill’s ashes on Mount Rainier

  • Jun 19, 2019

Shooting large game with the intent to injure is unethical

Not only is this cruel and inhumane, but it is also a major violation of state regulations.

  • Jun 19, 2019

Impact of “defensible space” on wildlife and ecosystems

I have serious concerns about the suggestion that we embrace Firewise’s “defensible space” concept

  • Jun 19, 2019

New editor needs support

I’m writing to welcome The Beachcomber’s new editor, Peggy Chapman, to our community. And, I’m inviting all on Vashon to support her as she gets… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Nonprofit for immigrant support seeks community help

I am hoping to drum up some community support for a project we have going with the immigrants stuck at the border. We will be… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Park District van transports Vashon elders in need

The new Park District Van will transport six clients who attend the Vashon Elders’ Arts, Activities and Respite Program at theVashon Lutheran Church to Music… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Support local forest economy

Thanks to so many islanders who have expressed their support for Vashon Forest Stewards and offered us space. One friend sent me the following quote… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

We need energy production that doesn’t kill the planet

In the May 24 Seattle Times, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) CEO Kimberly Harris wrote a commentary, “Balanced approach to energy production,” to which I would… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Remove the Lower Snake River dams

The Southern Resident orcas in Puget Sound are critically endangered due to malnutrition. The Chinook Salmon populations, which make up around 80% of their diet,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Let’s clean up water fountain to serve the community

I agree that the water fountain is an eyesore. but rather than have it removed, why not ask for it to be cleaned and maintained?… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Make informed choices early

As our population’s longevity moves upwards, elder law has become an increasingly popular field, covering estate planning, trusts, wills, care arrangements, Social Security and retirement… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

Donated van

We already have scheduled Metro transit, Metro Access vans and two Metro Community Vans that are available for a wide range of transportation services that… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019

The USSR was better than the United States in many respects

The fertility rate is 1.8 births per woman in the United States. This isn’t sustainable for our work force, which requires at least 2.1 births… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019