Letters to the Editor

Congratulations on a great event | Letter to the editor

To the editor: If you missed Weaving Histories at BIMA last month, you missed a wonderful exhibit and celebration of Black History Month. Congratulations to… Continue reading

  • Mar 18, 2018

Gun rights are not absolute | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The Second Amendment begins with four words that are ignored by all who want to discuss this issue, they are: “A well… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Bainbridge Island Land Trust Conservation Plan needs your input | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Help shape the nature of our Island! The Bainbridge Island Land Trust is updating our Strategic Conservation Plan, which guides our protection… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

Old location deserves a fresh look | Letter to the editor

To the editor: A police facility between five schools is a good idea to reconsider: Given recent events the city should relook at building the… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

It’s too easy for some to get guns | Letter to the editor

To the editor: A chief argument against gun control is that criminals will still get guns. This is largely true. However, our school and church… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2018

Learn more about mental health tax | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We’ve all heard about the opioid epidemic and the need for better mental health services. But did you know that here in… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2018

Island’s development must be sustainable | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Bainbridge Island is blessed with an extraordinary talent pool of local architects, engineers and developers. Folks who live and work here, raise… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Lawmakers are less responsive to the public | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We now have a “blue wall” of Democratic controlled state governments up and down the West Coast. Unfortunately, this is making legislators… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2018

Groundwater flows not significant | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Here are corrections to the misinformation about Bainbridge Island’s groundwater supply published in a recent letter: The following quote is not accurate.… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2018

Council commended for courage | Letter to the editor

To the editor: It continues to amaze me how much expertise there is here on Bainbridge Island and that the government of COBI continues to… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2018

Utter contempt for Bainbridge constituents | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Bainbridge Island’s state representatives displayed utter and complete contempt for their constituents Feb. 23. State Reps. Sherry Appleton and Drew Hansen and… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

New rules are a ridiculous land grab | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Would you be OK with the city taking 65 percent of your home? The emergency building moratorium has not helped the housing… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018

Bainbridge shows its heart(s) | Letter to the editor

To the editor: “Love your parks!” Be on the lookout for this simple but important message — it appears right now on bright red and… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

We’ll thank the visionaries someday | Letter to the editor

To the editor: After observing families stroll and ride the new trail from Winslow Way to High School Road this past weekend, I write to… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2018

Congress needs to fully fund health efforts | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Thanks for the heads up about the recent meeting about global health. (‘Global Health: Progress and Challenges’ at this weeks Great Decisions’… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Arbitrary assessments for property taxes | Letter to the editor

To the editor: By now, we all have received our property tax bill and wonder whether the assessor’s numbers are correct. When buying anything, we… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2018

The Traveler provides another welcome gift | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Once again, The Traveler, has made a generous donation to the Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association Library Program. Every year from the… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Stalking the Sound to Olympic Trail | Letter to the editor

To the editor: There’s an elephant loose on the island and it’s wrecking havoc. The elephant I see is the Sound to Olympic Trail. As… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Showing our hearts for great island parks | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Are you seeing hearts at our local trails and parks and all over town? Those little pink signs are inviting you to… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2018

Great walk but a boondoggle | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I recently found the new 305 trail open so I walked from High School Road to Winslow Way on it. It was… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018