I wish the Vashon downtown merchants would all learn the proper care and usage of a snow shovel by winter 2009-10.I wish that people who… Continue reading
Schools, ferriesIt’s time to ask hard questionsThis week there are two big opportunities for Islanders to urge decision-makers to act with foresight: the Washington State… Continue reading
LibraryIslanders are being ignoredRegarding the King County Library System’s treatment of communications about the site selection process for a new library (“Library Games,” The Beachcomber,… Continue reading
I couldn’t agree more with Dan Asher’s impeccable logic in his letter in the Dec. 3 issue regarding his “no” vote on the urgent status of Tom Bangasser’s motion to the Vashon Maury Island Community Council (VMICC).
Fauntleroy restripeVMICC’s stance is of concernThe Vashon-Maury Island Community Council has written a letter to Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels stating that “Vashon residents” are against… Continue reading
EconomySeek reprieve from paymentThe Beachcomber article regarding the effects of the recession on Vashon (Nov. 12) was a stark reminder of how close we all… Continue reading
K2Why take shots at a good projectIt is so frustrating to see that a few people are trying to derail the K2 project. I had… Continue reading
Vashon schoolsRebuild a school, support our youthAs unofficial mayor of Vashon, I would like to take this opportunity to strongly endorse the school board’s decision… Continue reading
School bondWhat’s in it for voters?Everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten.Maybe not everything, but certainly how to negotiate for what I wanted…there… Continue reading
ToleranceVashon’s a great place to liveMy wife Christel and I have lived on the Island since Dec. 7, 1991. Virtually every day we tell each… Continue reading
PoliticsClaims about Obama are falseA Vashon woman told me she was afraid of Barack Obama as president for two reasons: first, because he is a… Continue reading
PoliticsPalin offers what women needJust as Sarah Palin’s social agenda saddens Lynann Politte (“Palin’s candidacy does nothing for women” Oct 15, 2008), I am in… Continue reading
I-1000Law works well in OregonI reject the argument expressed in the Oct. 1 Beachcomber (“I-1000 will make some feel pressure to end their lives,” by… Continue reading
School librariesSupport PIENo, it’s not “Rolling Stone.” But check out the cover of “School Library Journal” (www.SLJ.com) and the three “Spokane moms” who “saved school… Continue reading
The intolerance and hypocrisy on Vashon amaze us. We are deeply saddened because we love living here, and we love what Vashon has to offer.
As a Jew and a member of the Vashon Havurah, I want to thank The Beachcomber for its kind, graceful and inspired coverage of the recent break-in and desecration of our holy space. I want to thank Father Tryphon and other religious leaders on the Island who immediately saw the universal degradation that comes from allowing such intolerance to go unnoticed.
Andrew Schwarz’s meaningful comments about solidarity (Beachcomber, Letters to the Editor, Aug. 13) were well taken.
Thank you, Beachcomber, for highlighting the unusual number of lice cases on the Island. I am aware of a 10-fold increase in the last two years compared to the previous 30. Extremely troubling! But while your article touched on communication and treatment, it left out another critical step: environment. The state requires me to close and sterilize as soon as I realize that lice have been in my workspace.
I want to thank and commend The Beachcomber for the excellent coverage of the desecration of Havurat Ee Shalom and the stories about the wonderful support of the community. The paper took a bold step to speak out on this sad event and its implications for our community.
My name is Nathaniel Parrott, and I am going into the seventh grade. Last Saturday, my friend Ryan O’Grady and I sold Jones Soda to the people in the ferry line.