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A year after Vashon’s fire board approved an overhaul of the island’s paramedic program, the changes have not yet happened and there are growing concerns that the plan might compromise public safety.
Community Events, July 2015
This issue of The Beachcomber is a bittersweet one for me — it’s my last. After five years as both a reporter and editor at the newspaper, I’m moving on.
Chuck Furey, a 62-year-old retired pharmaceutical sales representative from Mansfield, Massachusetts, is about to embark on the final leg of a 14,000 mile, charity motorcycle ride around the U.S. after a brief stop on Vashon last weekend.
The summer heat may have discouraged some of the adults, but nearly one-third of the more than 300 finishers of Saturday’s 35th annual Bill Burby Inspirational were in the 18-and-under categories. And some of them made it look easy, kicking up their speed as they neared the finish line.
King County officials made an 11th-hour decision earlier this week, enabling the Vashon Park District to save some $100,000 in its effort to finish the VES Fields north of town.