Letters to the Editor

A few simple fixes may improve roads | Letter to the editor

To the editor: If Winslow Way was turned into a one-way street heading west at Highway 305 that would solve one major problem: ferry line… Continue reading

  • Dec 28, 2018

Affordable homes could be part of plan | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Recently another reader suggested creating a parking garage to resolve the parking/driving situation in downtown Winslow, rather than the complicated, confusing (and… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018

Your donations can help immigrants | Letter to the editor

To the editor: This year, One Call For All is spotlighting Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC), a nonprofit providing services to immigrants throughout the West… Continue reading

  • Dec 23, 2018

Artists grateful for community support | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Gregg and I would like to thank the community for it’s continued support of the plethora of artful holiday events around the… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2018

Cards for Bill Hemp will brighten his holiday | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Just seven years ago, my Uncle Bill Hemp decided with my Aunt Margaret “Maggie” Hemp that Bainbridge Island would be their home.… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Bigger is not better, it’s time for a break | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We moved here, like almost all of us, because we love the life on this island, the small population, the lack of… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Good location near downtown for garage | Letter to the Editor

To the editor: This article is a follow-up to Gary Pettersen’s letter in the Bainbridge Review of Nov. 30, 2018 regarding the need for more… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2018

Parking garage is the answer for downtown | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Winslow has a parking problem. Winslow will always have a parking problem as long the ferry exists. I’m not faulting the ferry,… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2018

President displays hands-off leadership | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Trump was unable to attend the World War I 100-year memorial due to weather. Had it been a Miss Universe Pageant at… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2018

Shabbat Shalom to our island community | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I attended the Shabbat (sabbath) service at Congregation Kol Shalom of Bainbridge Island the Saturday after the shootings at the Tree of… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2018

We’re grateful for the help of strangers | Letter to the editor

To the editor: To all the riders on the 3 p.m. boat from Seattle on Oct. 23 we are sorry to have delayed the crossing… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Paying public officials what they are worth | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In the Oct. 5, 2018 edition of the Islander, Mr. John Atkinson laments the lack of courage of U.S. senators (being paid… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018

Bainbridge council is making a short-sighted choice | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I just returned home from my volunteer job at city hall. There, my fellow volunteer and I tested and calibrated the equipment… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2018

Election Day is only the beginning | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Great news that voters are turning out in higher than expected numbers. (“Higher turnout expected in Kitsap County for this midterm election”… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2018

Don’t make others deal with your trash | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Oct. 15, 5 p.m.: Post office garbage can was overflowing with discarded items spread on the floor around it. Really, people, don’t… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2018

‘Bully’ label came from old political squabble | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Three citizens have complained to the city’s Ethics Committee that Councilman Ron Peltier was rude to them. We don’t have an Anti-Rudeness… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

Focus on inclusion, not identity politics | Letter to the editor

To the editor: While I was unable to make the event due to a prior commitment, I appreciated Mr. Marano’s piece on “Diversity outreach” (Oct.… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2018

A radical shift in immigration policy | Letter to the editor

To the editor: On Oct. 10, 2018 the Trump administration published the proposed “public charge” rule for public comment. The comment period ends Monday, Dec.… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Trump missed his roll in journalist’s murder | Letter to the editor

To the editor: If Jamal Khashoggi died in a fist fight, where is his body? Too bad Trump wasn’t there to supply paper towels. PJ… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Trump shows violence comes in many forms | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Trump forces himself on Pittsburgh after the mayor, Jewish leaders and somewhere between 35,000 and 50,000 petition signers told him to stay… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018