Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Tax may be a burden, but is necessary

I write this letter with a heavy, conflicted, yet committed heart. Twenty years ago we moved from Southworth because South Kitsap School District lost levy… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Help is needed for math program

I’m a retired engineer, coasting along with all the positive benefits of a civilized existence — a warm hearth, coffee breaks, time to read and… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Movement is step forward, more steps are needed

The “Me Too” movement is a positive first step for all of us. The truth is that most of us, along with many other people… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Are grassroots arts welcome at island arts center?

Something is happening. The vibrant grassroots arts community on this Island, it seems, is no longer needed. It appears the board of the new Vashon… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Pick up origami hearts to give them away next week

Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and although many people don’t believe in the commercialism, the sense of that day — pausing to consider those you… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Local taxes are too high to vote ‘yes’ on levy now

As a Vashon progressive, I prefer to make decisions based on reliable data. For the local school levy I must vote by Feb. 13. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

LETTER: Bainbridge’s BARN could provide inspiration for VCA

George Wright’s letter reminiscing about Vashon Allied Arts brings attention to an opportunity (“Have we lost what we loved,” Jan. 31) With all respect for… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

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