Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Maintenance funds’ importance was known

Elizabeth Shepherd’s superb article was most welcome, even though unsettling. When I was on VAA’s board, some years ago, a few of us went to… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

LETTER: Beachcomber should be insightful, not inciteful

As a strong supporter of the Vashon Center for the Arts, I was dismayed by the Elizabeth Shepherd article as to content and questionable motivation.… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

LETTER: Community deserves transparency

I began asking questions about VCA in December and, since then, the community has broadened the conversation. Following Liz Shepherd’s article on VCA, radio conversations… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

LETTER: Board, ex-staff should be held accountable

As an arts lover, and someone who questioned the scope of the VCA project from the beginning, I believe the board, past and present, the… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

LETTER: Misleading voters should not be tolerated

Islanders beware I-1634! Paid signature gatherers at the Fauntleroy ferry dock last week were including I-1634 among two other worthy initiatives on their clipboards. I-1634… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2018

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