Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Youth need all the support they can get

I was very impressed with the mentorship program mentioned in your recent article concerning the Journeymen (“Journeymen to hold fundraiser, help island boys grow,” Sept.… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: We face loss of life’s most precious gifts

Our rights and freedoms depend on the persistence and quality of our efforts to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, the foundation of our rule… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: Remove millings from Burton watershed

We are writing as the owners and operators of Burton Water Company, which serves drinking water to 1,000 to 1,500 people via 415 connections to… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

LETTER: Thanks to those willing to serve

At last week’s special meeting, the Water District 19 board appointed Mike Weller to fill the remainder of the term vacated by Jenny Bell upon… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

LETTER: Island shared its bounty

The mission of the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank is to provide nutritious food to island residents whose resources do not stretch far enough to… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

LETTER: Support staff need living wage

The support staff at the Vashon schools are those welcoming visitors to the district, those who address student, teacher and parent needs. We keep records… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

LETTER: Story is example of bad government

Susan Riemer’s article: “County targets stockpiles of asphalt millings” is a good example of corrupt leftist government (Sept. 6) Forty years ago Vashon’s highways were… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

LETTER: Criminal charges should not be considered after paving project

Our community needs to speak out against the county’s consideration of bringing criminal charges against Doug Hoffmann for how he handled the removal of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

LETTER: Cutting ferry runs is hazardous to island residents’ health

The federal government has designated Vashon Island as a Health Care Shortage Area. We have no hospitals, urgent care facilities or medical specialists, and unlike… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

LETTER: Rowing club did great job hosting P2P

I wanted to say thank you to all of the Passport to Pain volunteers that handled the bike ride on Saturday. It was my first… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2018

LETTER: ‘Layover’ stops would prompt activist intervention

I was unable to attend the Ferry Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday, Aug. 29. However, I do have a suggestion to make as well as a… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

LETTER: Humanity

We need more love We need more love and less hate. We need more joy and less sadness. We need more compassion and less apathy.… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

LETTER: Food bank partnership a success

Here’s a progress report on “Dine Out Against Hunger,” the summer-long partnership between the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank and three island restaurants. It’s a… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

LETTER: District should extend its quest for equity to all employees

In a recent email to the Vashon Island School District (VISD) community, new school superintendent, Dr. Slade McSheehy, outlined the challenges faced by the district… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

LETTER: Schedule options will not accomplish goals

At the Vashon Ferry Advisory Committee public meeting last week, it was stated that there are two issues driving the new schedules: Fauntleroy terminal congestion… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2018

LETTER: Support staff need livable wages

We are the classified staff of the Vashon Island School District known as the Vashon Employee Support Personnel (VESP). Who are we? We are the… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Additional facts should be considered

Regarding the article “Islander takes on plane noise, hoping for quieter skies” (Aug. 22), three important considerations should be added: There is no mention of… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Vashon is dump for noise, air pollution

Thank you for tackling a daunting technical subject with your Aug. 22 plane noise article. I want to focus this follow-up letter on a single… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: There are too many barriers to care at clinic

Recently, The Beachcomber ran an article about the Neighborcare Clinic, in which the CEO said financial support would be needed from the community. What is… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Neighborcare billing office not vigilant enough

I read the article regarding Neighborcare and their deficit, and I just have to comment. In 2017 I had three claims denied by my insurance… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018