LETTER: Fire Commissioner Candy thanks you

Thank you, Vashon voters. Thank you for re-electing me and approving the levy tax increase. It was impressive to have such a large number of… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017


EDITORIAL: Remembering kindness in these turbulent times

It’s hard not to become jaded, isn’t it? As we have seemingly entered a brave — literally — new world where victims of sexual harassment… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017


LETTER: Former editor was talented free speech advocate

I was very saddened to hear Anneli Fogt will no longer be the Beachcomber editor. Aside from regularly reading The Beachcomber, I had the opportunity… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017


LETTER: GoodtoGo! would solve ferry problems at Fauntleroy

From “Ferries responds to Triangle route concerns” Nov 21: “But Ferries notes its fare structure would need to be simplified if GoodtoGo! were to be… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

LETTER: Future generations must feel safe to pursue hopes, dreams

Last year I watched on national television a tape of then presidential candidate Donald Trump bragging and giggling to his pal TV host Billy Bush… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

This holiday season, wish for a healthy planet and comment on PSE’s planned LNG plant

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers have a right to voice our opinions on how power is generated. For a short time, our Washington Utilities and… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

LETTER: Vashon is crowded, too costly

I would like to thank Paul Dixon, Mary Rose and previously Emma Amiad for their thoughtful response to my position on migrants moving to Vashon.… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017

LETTER: School district doing right with policy addressing privilege

I am very puzzled by Joe Yarkin’s issues with the Vashon Island School District’s recently adopted racial equity policy (“School district policy needs work, has… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

COMMENTARY: In support of small town news

As The Beachcomber says good-bye to its latest editor — spoiler alert: too late, you should have read the editorial first — and those of… Continue reading

LETTER: To island’s refugees, this community embraces you

Our family has had the fortune of meeting some of the families from Syria who have settled here. In the short time they have lived… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Goodbye from the editor: Thank you for two years of support, criticism

The past two years have been a whirlwind. One that has come to a close with the publishing of this issue of The Beachcomber. By… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

LETTER: Fauntleroy Way parking needs to be addressed

One item that I have not seen addressed about the Fauntleroy ferry issue are concerns about parking being allowed on Fauntleroy Way where cars line… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

LETTER: Island will regret overlay for affordable housing

I’m compelled to speak to Emma Amiad’s letter in the Nov. 22 issue (“Zoning overlay will not cause feared significant changes,” Nov. 22). If the… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

LETTER: CSA Plan’s proposed development will change island

I would like to offer a different point of view regarding the community plan. I believe the point of it is development. Development brings big… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

LETTER: Donate to island toy drive, help those struggling during holidays

I need a hand. A few years ago the Kiwanis Club on Vashon disbanded, and the program they organized each year was in jeopardy. My… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

LETTER: From a survivor, believe abuse accusations regardless of where they come from

I am watching with astonishment as accusations of sexual harassment come flooding out in the news — with actual, new credibility on the side of… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2017

LETTER: Community plan’s housing overlay will not cause significant changes

I would like to respond to the letter written by Frank Jackson in last week’s issue (“Comment on housing density,” Nov. 15). Even though I… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

LETTER: Resettlement committee is taking care of those in need

Mary Rose and the Vashon Resettlement Committee have done a stellar thing bringing Syrian refugees to the island. They need many things. Years ago I… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

EDITORIAL: Use island community to find light during dark days

In the past few weeks, winter seems to have hit the Puget Sound area like a ton of bricks. Dusk seems to begin at 3:30… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

COMMENTARY: Giving thanks for all life’s contradictions

Sometimes when I can’t sleep, I think about my dad driving his car to and from his job at the airport. Dad worked the night… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017