Letters to the Editor

Voting for levy is right thing to do

We can’t expect to be rescued by calling 911 every time we have a health issue.

  • Sep 25, 2019

Hospital district is best solution

I am writing in response to Sheri Reder’s Sept. 12 commentary opposing the formation of a hospital district. Based upon my long career as an… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2019

Beachcomber has held VCA accountable

The Beachcomber’s coverage of Vashon Center for the Arts has revealed the financial and management challenges that our arts center faces, and more importantly how… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

Hoffberg was a model of leadership

I was devastated by the news that Kevin Hoffberg was leaving the Vashon Center for the Arts. And in a way I totally understood how… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

Vote for Prop 1

We are medical professionals and residents of Vashon and Maury Islands. We are writing to encourage you to supportProposition 1, the proposal to establish a… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2019

Look off-island for medical care

Re: The recent op-ed by Dr. Mary Bergman.

  • Sep 18, 2019

Proposed refinery in Kalama should not be built

The final environmental impact statement for the world’s largest fracked gas and methanol refinery proposed to be built in Kalama is inaccurate and misleading. It… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Kids: Pick up a free light and wear it

Lots of kids are off to school before the sun gets up and going home after activities when we drivers of cars can’t see too… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

Food bank benefits from fruit stand owner

Without exception, the East West Produce stand has donated unsold fruits and vegetables to the Vashon Community Food Bank every week of operation this summer.… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2019

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