Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: July 22

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.

  • Jul 21, 2009

Letters to the Editor: July 15

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

  • Jul 14, 2009

Letters to the Editor: July 8

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

  • Jul 7, 2009

Letters to the Editor: July 1

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

  • Jun 30, 2009

Letters to the Editor: June 24

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

  • Jun 24, 2009

Letters to the editor

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

  • Jun 16, 2009

Letters to the Editor: June 10

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

  • Jun 9, 2009

Letters to the editor: June 3

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

  • Jun 2, 2009

Letters to the Editor: May 27

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

  • May 26, 2009

Letters to the Editor: May 20

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

  • May 19, 2009

Letters to the Editor: April 29

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

  • Apr 28, 2009

Letters to the editor: April 22

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

  • Apr 21, 2009

Letters to the Editor: April 15

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

  • Apr 14, 2009

Letters to the Editor: April 8

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.

  • Apr 7, 2009

Letters to the Editor: April 1

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

  • Mar 31, 2009

Letters to the Editor: March 25

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

  • Mar 24, 2009

Letters to the Editor: March 18

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.

  • Mar 17, 2009

Letters to the Editor: March 11

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

  • Mar 10, 2009