Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Time to start work on creating new model

Thanks to The Beachcomber for raising the issue of a new community council (“Vashon Community Council: Is it time to bring it back?” May 30)… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

LETTER: Island facility provides excellent patient care

I feel very fortunate that we have Vashon Community Care as a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation after surgery. It has a dedicated team of… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

LETTER: Liven up the roadway, paint your mailbox

Now that summer is just around the corner, it is time to consider a wonderful way to add more color to our community. Driving our… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

LETTER: For a free and just society, vote for what you believe in

My first attempt at politics was running for President in 1988. In the process, I was able to write some things that were true. One… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

LETTER: Primary system not representative

Does our top-two primary in Washington State give us what we want? We want to vote in an open primary with the right to vote… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

LETTER: Board member demonstrates unprofessional behavior

After reading about the recent Vashon Park District meeting to discuss staff salaries, I was not shocked to hear that board member Scott Harvey continues… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

LETTER: Radio broadcast was valuable community service

Last week’s King County Annual Town Hall meeting was broadcast on Voice of Vashon, KVSH 101.9 FM. What a service to have this meeting simulcast… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

LETTER: King County has responded well to cyclists’ concerns

I am writing to commend the King County Roads Department for their willingness to consider input from bicyclists from Vashon regarding the upcoming Vashon Highway… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

LETTER: The situation in this country is not normal

As a recent immigrant from Japan, I am simply amazed by this country’s level of gun violence. You go to school and get shot. You… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

LETTER: Islanders were generous at bake sale

I would like to thank Vashon Islanders for their generosity. On Sunday, we held a bake sale in front of the Thriftway to raise money… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

LETTER: Changes to the paper dumbed it down

It was distressing to see the graphic and other changes in this week’s Beachcomber — the dumbing down and corporatization of our precious community newspaper.… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

LETTER: More respect should have been shown to longtime doctor

I know I join thousands of Vashonites in expressing sadness about the news that a beloved physician, Dr. Gary Koch, will be leaving Neighborcare Health… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

LETTER: Players have the right to express themselves

I have been an avid Seahawks fan for more than 20 years and an NFL fan over 50 years. Today, I no longer cheer for… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

LETTER: Community policing

I love living on Vashon. The main reason for this love is community, for example, being greeted in Thriftway by staff and fellow shoppers. Or… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

LETTER: Practicing solidarity

May 16 marked the beginning of Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer for 1.8 billion Muslims all over the world, as well as local… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

LETTER: Beachcomber layout – Not an improvement

You asked for comments on the new layout of the paper. I don’t know where to start. The big black title on the front page… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

LETTER: Community turn out was great

I am writing to thank the community for their amazing participation at the first meeting of Unifying for Democracy on Sunday, May 6. A big… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

LETTER: VCC management, community must be open with each other

I am surprised that there has been no reaction to the commentary by Jose Brito, the administrator of Vashon Community Care (“Amid changes, VCC’s mission… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

LETTER: The government is watching us

Whistleblowers Edward Snowden and William Binney already told us that every electronic communication we have with another person is recorded by the government, including every… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

LETTER: Communication among all parties is needed

Experiencing the cultural change from hippies to yuppies, from anything goes to gentrification, has been interesting to say the least. Many have been caught in… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2018