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Event bars islanders from forest, should be rethought

  • Sep 21, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Sep 23, 2016 at 11:26AM

It is once again time for the pilot hunting program at Island Center Forest (ICF) to commence and I believe it is time to rethink this. This forest is a valuable island resource used by a wide variety of enthusiasts and is closed for two weeks every year to all but hunters — most of whom come from off island.


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Reminiscing on the Vashon of 50 years ago

  • Sep 22, 2016 at 9:09AM

Fifty years ago my parents were able to afford home on the beach in Paradise Cove. I started first grade at Burton Elementary. As a 7-year-old child, I didn't want to leave Mercer Island, thought I'd miss my friends. I was wrong, Vashon was magical.

All islanders should know ahead of time when motorcycles will come

  • Sep 22, 2016 at 9:08AM

Why do the organizers of Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts (VME) try to keep the date of their Isle of Vashon TT event a secret? It obviously doens't work. The only people they are keeping it a secret from are the people who are most affected by it.

Use park district survey to voice support of off-leash dog park

  • Sep 22, 2016 at 9:08AM

I recently rescued a border collie puppy and have a difficult time getting him enough exercise.

Burton neighbor’s noise complaint was addressed to wrong household

  • Sep 14, 2016 at 1:30AM

Dear Neighbor in Burton who is concerned by excess noise and amplified music and sent us an anonymous, unsigned letter, postmarked Sept. 2.

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