Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Vashon’s push for better schools is based on arrogance

For all the money spent on schools: What have we learned? The problems we face these days are bigger than ever. There’s no shortage of… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Mothers and babies need protection

After reading Emma Amiad’s column, I realized how I too am inspired by Dr. King’s words (“We must show up and stand up for change,”… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: Unexpected kindness made a big difference

Recently in the mail I received some coupons from Subway. Being recently retired and on a budget, I kept the coupons for a 6-inch sub… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: Have we lost what we loved?

It is with the greatest of sadness that I feel I must publicly ask what has happened to our beloved Vashon Allied Arts. There is… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: Vote ‘yes’ on school levy

I urge everyone to vote “yes” on the school levy, which is on the Feb. 13 ballot. This is not only for the good of… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: A great teacher can have a lifelong impact on students

We read with interest the piece about actor McKay Stewart in the Jan. 17 issue of The Beachcomber (“Former islander lands part in ABC series”).… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: Take responsibility for your garbage

The last few times I’ve driven to town, it seems there is a tremendous amount of garbage along the roads. Come on, people, don’t throw… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: Support the opportunity to use the pool year ‘round

I am still pinching myself after my first swim under the new cover at the high school pool. It was fantastic. The water temperature was… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

LETTER: VCA

Count me as excited that k.d. lang is coming to Vashon. Her commitment to supporting both the land and the arts is a powerful testimony… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

LETTER: Support the school levy

Vashon schools The upcoming levy is important, vote yes for the good of all students In February, we are being asked to renew the special… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

LETTER: Keep up support for schools

With two kids successfully managing full college course loads and one thriving at the high school, I can vouch wholeheartedly for the quality of Vashon’s… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

LETTER: Support our public schools by voting ‘yes’ on levy

As a former business owner and a longtime island resident, I know how much our island has changed and grown through the last decades. One… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

LETTER: Engage in climate change action opportunities

n Jan. 17, The Beachcomber’s editorial listed personal actions we can and are taking to reduce climate change. Wendy Noble’s op-ed on the health effects… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2018

LETTER: New Arts center headed in good direction

The venerable arts organization, Vashon Allied Arts, underwent a dramatic shift while realizing the vision of former director Molly Reed and the completion of the… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

LETTER: Thirftway makes it easy to support island’s food bank

As a relatively new member of the Vashon community, I was unaware of all the ways Thriftway supports the Vashon-Maury Island Community Food Bank. Specifically,… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

LETTER: School levy

Did you know that our Vashon Island School District was recently declared one of the best school districts in Washington State (12th of 236). That… Continue reading

  • Jan 16, 2018

LETTER: Prejudice exists in this country

Race Prejudice exists in this country A recent letter writer wrote that Jim Crow is ancient history, that we are not a racist nation and… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

LETTER: Too much of the country’s wealth resides with too few of its people

When I first became a financial advisor, each citizen was entitled to a $600,000 Estate Tax Exemption at death. That meant a wealthy married couple,… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

LETTER: Different choices, same results (Packwood commentary)

It was informative to read Laurie Hennessey’s essay about her “me-too” experience with a United States Senator. She brings a good point to light. That… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018

LETTER: Thank you, Fire Department

Thank you Vashon Fire Department for saving our house on Christmas Day! There were so many of you who took time away from your families.… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2018