Letters to the Editor

LETTER: WSF response to suggestion falls short

I would like to report my interchange with Washington State Ferries regarding a schedule issue. The communication highlights how unresponsive WSF is to even the… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

 

LETTER: Anti-choice tactics troubling

Charles Lovekin is inspired to action by Dr. Martin Luther King’s words, “We must show up and stand up for change,” (Feb. 7), so Mr.… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

 

LETTER: Many have suffered in this country in ways contrrary to the laws of the land

On Dec. 8, 1941, my paternal grandfather was arrested by two FBI agents at the family home in the Wallingford district of Seattle. Grandpa was… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

 

LETTER: Let’s root out our culture of violence

We are mourning another horrific school shooting. It’s time to demand that our elected representatives refuse donations from the National Rifle Association. How can one… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2018

LETTER: Be considerate of others when sick

I recently went with friends to the Vashon Theater to see the movie “Ladybird” on its final day. We sat in front of a group… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

LETTER: Vision for ‘makerspace’ was inspired by islanders’ desire to learn, share

Thanks to Bob Powell for raising important issues in last week’s letter (“Bainbridge BARN could provide inspiration for VCA, Feb. 7). The Vashon Makerspace organization… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

LETTER: Tax may be a burden, but is necessary

I write this letter with a heavy, conflicted, yet committed heart. Twenty years ago we moved from Southworth because South Kitsap School District lost levy… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Help is needed for math program

I’m a retired engineer, coasting along with all the positive benefits of a civilized existence — a warm hearth, coffee breaks, time to read and… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Movement is step forward, more steps are needed

The “Me Too” movement is a positive first step for all of us. The truth is that most of us, along with many other people… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Are grassroots arts welcome at island arts center?

Something is happening. The vibrant grassroots arts community on this Island, it seems, is no longer needed. It appears the board of the new Vashon… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Pick up origami hearts to give them away next week

Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and although many people don’t believe in the commercialism, the sense of that day — pausing to consider those you… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Local taxes are too high to vote ‘yes’ on levy now

As a Vashon progressive, I prefer to make decisions based on reliable data. For the local school levy I must vote by Feb. 13. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Bainbridge’s BARN could provide inspiration for VCA

George Wright’s letter reminiscing about Vashon Allied Arts brings attention to an opportunity (“Have we lost what we loved,” Jan. 31) With all respect for… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Vashon’s push for better schools is based on arrogance

For all the money spent on schools: What have we learned? The problems we face these days are bigger than ever. There’s no shortage of… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Mothers and babies need protection

After reading Emma Amiad’s column, I realized how I too am inspired by Dr. King’s words (“We must show up and stand up for change,”… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: Unexpected kindness made a big difference

Recently in the mail I received some coupons from Subway. Being recently retired and on a budget, I kept the coupons for a 6-inch sub… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: Have we lost what we loved?

It is with the greatest of sadness that I feel I must publicly ask what has happened to our beloved Vashon Allied Arts. There is… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: Vote ‘yes’ on school levy

I urge everyone to vote “yes” on the school levy, which is on the Feb. 13 ballot. This is not only for the good of… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: A great teacher can have a lifelong impact on students

We read with interest the piece about actor McKay Stewart in the Jan. 17 issue of The Beachcomber (“Former islander lands part in ABC series”).… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: Take responsibility for your garbage

The last few times I’ve driven to town, it seems there is a tremendous amount of garbage along the roads. Come on, people, don’t throw… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018