I could not help but be flattered by the article about me in last week’s Beachcomber. Now I really do have to leave town, otherwise I’d have to live up to this description.
Health careAmericans want national health careFriends, the fox is in the hen house. While 64 percent of Americans polled favor a national health insurance program… Continue reading
Kudos to seniorsProud to know the class of 2009Now that my son has graduated, I can share my thoughts about Vashon High School; he was worried… Continue reading
Vashon airportBringing more facts to lightBeachcomber editor Leslie Brown did a good job of documenting the controversy at the Vashon Airport, but as a good… Continue reading
Bus serviceReducing bus service helps the environmentBravo to the Vashon Island School District for coming to their senses and taking a great first step toward… Continue reading
SchoolsHigh school could lose accreditationBob Hennessey builds his case for off-Island students on the bottom line. What he’s saying is that we need these kids,… Continue reading
SchoolsFundraising campaign is a sound investmentWe support the Save Our Teachers fundraising campaign. Maintaining the current staff level is essential. Reasonable class size, electives to meet… Continue reading
RestorationBroom removal doesn’t help park’s ecosystemNo place in the Northwest is more beautiful than the interior hills and cliffs of the Maury marine park when… Continue reading
Discrimination lawsuitClearing up a few mischaracterizationsVashon Island Fire & Rescue has been found guilty of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation “by a preponderance of… Continue reading
Health care reformEvent on May 30Got some time on May 30 for a good cause?As our health insurance premiums continue to soar, the Obama administration… Continue reading
LibraryK2 Commons not a threat to retailOn our recent spring break trip to Southern Utah we had the opportunity to visit the community center in… Continue reading
K2It is a factoryMost of us are having trouble thinking outside of the box labeled K2. From the start it’s been, “what shall be done… Continue reading
LibraryDismissing survey doesn’t bode wellI have heard a lot of grumbling lately that the main reason the K2 developers want the library to relocate there… Continue reading
It is unfortunate that the covered arena project at Paradise Ridge is losing funding from Tom Stewart. A horse-lover himself, he contributed substantially over the years to support the equestrian community on the Island.
LibraryRazing Village would evict manyI find the last issue of The Beachcomber to be incredulous: Front page article about the sale of Vashon Village including… Continue reading
School bondSchool board should restartThe vote on the school bond was not surprising, but disappointing.I read The Beachcomber’s online election update Wednes-day night and the… Continue reading
The Vashon Library has been in the center of town for generations as a stimulating place for learning and entertainment. Having one of the highest per capita readerships in Washington has to be a measure of success. We should also take pride in our history of community support for a library. It started with the Vashon Island Women’s Club in 1911 providing books and services to enhance the learning experience for our citizens and their children.
Middle EastIf attacked, we’d try to find out whyIn his letter regarding Israel’s assault on Gaza, Mr. Schwarz asks us what we would do if… Continue reading