Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Government, the media propagate lies

I think I can make the case — to whom I don’t know — that most Americans are deranged (definition: to disturb the condition, action… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: We need more love

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… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

LETTER: Girl who pushed friend off bridge does not reflect Vashon

In the news Girl who pushed friend off bridge does not reflect Vashon The girl who pushed her friend off of the bridge near Vancouver,… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

LETTER: Water District 19

On behalf of the commissioners and staff of Water District 19, I want to thank Jenny Bell for her four and a half years of… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

LETTER: Thank you, senior center

I want to thank the Vashon Senior Center and Joe Meyer, van driver extraordinaire. Joe has one rule, “Don’t scare the passengers,” so he drove… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2018

LETTER: Beachcomber has long history of Thursday publication

The recent editorial in The Beachcomber about changing delivery to Thursdays indicated that The Beachcomber has been delivered on Wednesdays “For as long as anyone… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2018

LETTER: Silverware pilot program a success

During Strawberry Festival, over 1,000 people used metal forks and spoons provided by Vashon volunteers Marie Browne and Bonnie de Steiguer. That’s 1,000 plastic utensils… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

LETTER: Kim is likely Vashon’s greatest athlete

Abi Kim is an amazing soccer player, as Sarah Low showed so convincingly in her article last week (“Islander to play for U.S. at Under-20… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2018

LETTER: Kudos to the Chamber

This is a big shout out to the Vashon Chamber of Commerce, Jim Marsh and everyone involved in creating yet another amazing Strawberry Festival. We… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Will Vashon become a treeless wasteland?

Three years ago I moved from Berkeley, California to Vashon Island. In Berkeley, I lived on San Pablo Avenue near the border of Oakland. That… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Vashon Fresh: Thank you for this service

Vashon Fresh is a convenient way to sample Vashon edibles without having to leave your home. Free delivery with a $15 order ensures a timely,… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: 9-11: Coming to terms with the conspiracy

I awoke recently with an insight that explains why so many people find it difficult to listen to so-called conspiracy theories about what happened to… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Candidate Forum: Just like all the others

I went to the island forum on July 25 at Ober Park. The Democrats say they love us. They say they want fully funded education,… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2018

LETTER: Agency needs to get its house in order

I disagree with the July 18 editorial that islanders should use public or private funds to support the Neighborcare clinic (“Islanders must take steps to… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Consider running for open board seat

Running for public office is not something most people want to do. Many of us are not comfortable putting ourselves forward, and we’re very uneasy… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Stop kid-proofing the island

I say “stop kid-proofing the island” because people keep taking away stuff that kids love and are perfectly capable of playing on safely by themselves.… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Fireworks – what would you do?

You may know that a kitten died of a heart attack in the lap of her owner when she heard fireworks explode. And you my… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2018

LETTER: Increased accountability is needed regarding finances

I would like to add my voice to those asking for accountability by those in charge of Vashon Center for the Arts. At the time,… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: Initiative aims to keep food and beverages more affordable

The recent letter claiming that Washington State Initiative 1634 – Yes to Affordable Groceries — is misleading at face value and conveniently overlooks what the… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018

LETTER: Vote for change this November

The horrors of school shootings and the lack of a reasonable response from the government have mobilized teenagers all over the country. This is terrific,… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2018