Opinion

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

GUEST EDITORIAL: Difficult weeks point to need for change

This has been a hard few weeks. As the Executive Director at the DOVE Project, almost every conversation I have had recently with community members… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2018

COMMENTARY: PIE enriches island education for students and teachers

Vashon Partners in Education (PIE) continues its support of teachers and students through its annual phone-a-thon, which takes place Oct. 9 to 11. Since its… Continue reading

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

COMMENTARY: It’s time to speak up about WSF’s long-range plan

This version of the story corrects the number of passengers and vehicles projected to travel between Southworth and Fauntleroy by 2040 and the increased number… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2018

EDITORIAL: Seeing signs of hope in these trying times

It was impossible not to fall in love with Vashon all over again last weekend. From Friday night through Sunday, there were multiple events to… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

COMMENTARY: New track and field brings back old memories

When I moved to Colorado a little more than five years ago, I promised coaches Russ Brazill and Kevin Ross I would come back to… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 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

LETTER: Island shared its bounty

The mission of the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank is to provide nutritious food to island residents whose resources do not stretch far enough to… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

COMMENTARY: Confessions of a retiring sports mom

By Lauri Hennessey The first sport one of our kids played was in 2001. It was my oldest in youth soccer. Since then, between soccer… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

COMMENTARY: Mukai Farm Garden: A place that matters

The stories about the Friends of Mukai and their determination to save the Mukai Farm & Garden read like a cliffhanger in early Beachcomber articles.… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

LETTER: Support staff need living wage

The support staff at the Vashon schools are those welcoming visitors to the district, those who address student, teacher and parent needs. We keep records… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018

LETTER: Story is example of bad government

Susan Riemer’s article: “County targets stockpiles of asphalt millings” is a good example of corrupt leftist government (Sept. 6) Forty years ago Vashon’s highways were… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2018