Letters to the Editor

We must act on behalf of others

It is our job to remember and show up for those who are pushed to the edges.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Each person was a light in darkness

Each of us must continue to take a stand every day.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Financially stable clinic will require our support

Vashon Island cannot have a financially sustainable clinic without support from the island.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Op-ed should have addressed concerns

Asking for accountability is not criticism.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Eliminating dangerous sport would save money

It’s imperative to place students’ health and safety first, even before educating them.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Donated funds strengthen schools

We appreciate your generous support.

  • Nov 7, 2018

Neighborcare is trying to help island community

I am grateful to Neighborcare for coming to Vashon and trying to make some sense of our health clinic situation. We’ve had many organizations walk… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

Be courteous to ferry workers amid challenges

With all the consternation and confusion about the proposed new scheduling, it’s easy to forget that the people who work on the docks and boats… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2018

We need to stop downward slide

When and where will it end, this moral indecency slope, which we seem to be sliding down at an-ever increasing rate? Where sexuality and promiscuity… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2018

LETTER: Communicate without conflict

We attended a most interesting discussion on October 7 at the library. It was called Let’s Talk and featured a panel of people who have… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2018

LETTER: Rein in a growing population

Here on Vashon, we have a number of progressive NGOs (non-government organizations). On the surface, they seem noble. Mostly, they stand for immigrant rights. At… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

LETTER: Braddock is better for Vashon

We have two Democratic candidates running to replace Sharon Nelson in the state senate. Either one is deserving of our vote, but I support Shannon… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2018

LETTER: Let’s save our community

I read The Beachcomber article “Naturopathic physician trading Vashon for Boise” (Sept. 27) with great distress. Then I spoke with realtor Emma Amiad to learn… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: New schedule could save riders time each day

Everybody has an opinion on how to fix the triangle route ferry schedule — lots of discussion and controversy. But here’s something everyone can agree… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: Pendulum schedule can be adjusted

Alternative Facts: In last week’s Beachcomber, WSF’s spokesperson Hadley Rodero is quoted as saying “one flaw of the pendulum model is that it will not… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

LETTER: We owe Christine Beck our thanks

There is a profound sense of happiness and gratification one feels by being part of making someone else’s long-held dream come true. Even if in… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

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