Letters to the Editor

Court martial could end our nightmare | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We didn’t need Trump’s tweet telling congresswomen of color that they should go back to the countries they came from, to know… Continue reading

WSF should do more to help senior riders | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I spend about one-third of the year on Bainbridge. The island has a huge elder population, many with physical challenges, and the… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2019

Pledge for no road signs | Letter to the editor

I’m currently serving as a Bainbridge Island city councilmember and mayor, having been chosen almost two years ago by the other council members to serve… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2019

Federal tax credit is needed for renters | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I appreciated the letter from Sharon Gilpin “Housing crisis calls out for different solutions.” She commented that “We need affordable housing ALL… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2019

Dam removal helps our salmon and orcas | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The orca population here is dying. The southern resident orcas who reside in Puget Sound are endangered. Not only endangered but also… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

It’s not rude to speak out against idling cars | Letter to the editor

To the editor: A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the editor asking that people stop idling their cars to lessen the increase in global… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2019

Change not needed in city council position | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As we draw close to the election for city council I am reminded of my old friend, the late, great Jack Swanson,… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2019

Make a commitment to share our island | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Living on an island, physical boundaries can make close neighbors feel like family. It can also draw distinct lines between what is… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2019

It’s business as usual at Bargain Boutique | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Greetings from the island’s Bargain Boutique! Many of you are happy customers who enjoying finding amazing and unique treasures, and many of… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2019

Practical solution for reducing our footprint | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In recent comments about increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, little is said about our own carbon footprint here which can be… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2019

Write, lobby, or call; help make the change | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Bobbie Moran is so right: “Let’s all work, young and old, to make a livable future happen.” (‘Let’s work together for a… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2019

Housing crisis calls out for different solutions | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The Housing Kitsap financial picture is a sad one and affects affordable housing throughout the county — not just Bainbridge Island. The… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2019

Please mind your manners and MYOB | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The other day I was waiting in the ferry line when I saw a pretty nice Lexus SUV idling while we waited… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2019

Affordable housing must be preserved | Letter to the editor

To the editor: For anyone who has consumed any news in recent months, it will come as no surprise that Bainbridge Island, along with the… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2019

Memorial Day is a time for gratitude | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I appreciate the cartoon commemorating our comrades who fell in battle on this Memorial Day weekend. However, I was disappointed that the… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2019

Our beloved tree was a safety hazard | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Winslow community, you may have noticed a very open space on the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue corner. Robinia pseudoacacia,… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019

Let’s work together for a livable future | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Young people are speaking out. The May 31 article about Hannah Cutler, the Hyla School eighth-grader who won the World Affairs Council’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2019

We’re doomed if we don’t stop idling | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We’re doomed. I can’t park in a lot on Bainbridge without encountering someone idling his or her car. Once in a while,… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2019

Thanks for supporting our Bike to School Day | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Thanks to so many for making Bike to School Day 2019 such a great day. I can’t speak for everyone, but from… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2019

The people Trump wants are here now | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The younger more educated immigrants that Trump prefers, ARE the dreamers. PJ McEWAN Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

  • May 27, 2019