Letters to the editor | March 16 edition

Readers weigh in on affordable housing, appreciation for Scott Durkee, “Sweeney Todd” and Washington’s Department of Fish & Wildlife.


Appreciation for Scott Durkee

I have always appreciated your columns, Scott Durkee. The latest one, “Looking back with gratitude, looking forward with hope” (March 9 Beachcomber), was exceptional. Thank you for describing your life journey and your current dance with death. We humans benefit from holding awareness with death. Many thanks.

Margaret Smith


Commentary hits home

The commentary by Osha Christianson, about Vashon HouseHold’s home-sharing program (March 9 Beachcomber), remind’s me of Vashon’s housing crisis. Our situation is that we have provided affordable housing to our daughter (a registered nurse) and her presence is allowing these old-timers to age in place. So far, she hasn’t found RN work on the island but hopes to in order to avoid commuting.

Jack Peterson


A brilliant show

I would like to express my appreciation to Stephanie Murray, Charlotte Tiencken, and those responsible for bringing “Sweeney Todd,” the musical, to Vashon. Without exception, each element was astounding — the exemplary voices, sets, costumes, music, lighting, choreography, all expertly executed. Friends and those I’ve spoken with agree. It was spectacular. Thanks to Vashon Center for the Arts and the cast and crew for making this fine production accessible to all.

Donna Liberty