Letters to the Editor

VYFS seeks support

Vashon Youth & Family Services is the quiet foundation supporting many lives — whether it’s new parents, the homeless, youth needing quality before/after school care,… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Hospital district is solution to island’s health care problems

Hospital district There is solution to island’s health care problems This October, islanders will receive a ballot from King County to vote on a proposed… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Make your mailboxes colorful

Every summer as I drive around the island, I see lines of drab, dirty silver or black mailboxes. It is time to add color and… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Volunteering with nature center imparts important lessons

About a month ago the Vashon Nature Center put out a call for volunteers to quantify beach wrack at Lost Lake, where a bulkhead had… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Tacoma plant poses large risks for Salish Sea

Thanks to Maia Syfers for her article on Puget Sound Energy’s plan to process fracked liquid natural gas in Tacoma and to The Beachcomber for… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Beachcomber’s VCA coverage has been thoughtful

I want to commend The Beachcomber for its thoughtful coverage of Kevin Hoffberg’s abrupt resignation as the executive director of the Vashon Center for the… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2019

Coverage of VCA director’s resignation was misleading

As a long-time supporter of Vashon Center for the Arts, I found your coverage of Kevin Hoffberg’s resignation to be offensive and misleading. With Hoffberg’s… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Paper should have focused on Hoffberg’s achievements at VCA

The Beachcomber appears to be wallowing in prurient interest in an incident that served as only a part of the motivation for the resignation of… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2019

Act now for orcas, urge removal of dams

If we wait even one more year to breach the lower Snake River dams, it may be too late for our orcas

  • Aug 28, 2019

We should appreciate every family’s immigration

So many are out there still struggling to find a better home like your ancestors’ and mine.

  • Aug 21, 2019

Donations will be matched for Island Center Homes

Vashon HouseHold has a unique opportunity for islanders to support a new affordable housing project.

  • Aug 21, 2019

Not all slices are created equal

I will only purchase pizza from the two places that are run by locals who I know and love.

  • Aug 21, 2019

8 of 9 candidates say they will forgo pay, insurance

Some voters have expressed concern over how property taxes would be used to compensate commissioners

  • Aug 21, 2019

Vote ‘yes’ for island parks

A recent letter to the editor implied that all of the island’s parks were in the King County system.

  • Aug 21, 2019

Affordable housing: Community-based solution is possible

With respect, a few quick clarifications in response to Gordon Quinlan’s letter (“New development will provide decent, peaceful housing,” Aug. 1). Vashon-Maury Islands have the… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2019

Downsizing: Let’s try new approach to auctions

After a lifetime of accumulating, most of my generation is intent on simplifying, downsizing, unloading, disgorging —simply getting rid of stuff. What really does interest… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Donations to church will go to good cause

A big shout out to the folks who parked their cars and sat on chairs at the Vashon Presbyterian Church for the Strawberry festival parade.… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Side of the road is not the place for castoffs

Debbie Butler complained about missing pieces that were taken from a disassembled bunk bed left on the side of the road. Her letter stated, “This… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Changing Vashon: New eateries are for the affluent

I applaud the success of “Destination Vashon.” Mission accomplished. You have created a nice place to visit, but a hard place for year-round, fixed-income residents… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

County park levy will help Vashon

The popularity of trails is exploding on Vashon and across the country. This is good thing. People who walk trails are happier, healthier and more… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2019