Letters to the Editor

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

Bainbridge needs more safety, not less | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I wanted to write in response to Kent Scott’s recent piece advocating lower speed limits across the island. I think Mr. Scott… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Clarification on levy funds | Letter to the editor

To the editor: In the League of Women Voters/Kitsap press release about the Feb. 15 program, “The Impact of the State Levy to Fund Education,”… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Remember the voice of the people | Letter to the editor

To the editor: An Island voice spoke clearly when it elected three new council persons, all of whom campaigned strongly against the aptly named “Bridge… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2018

Kitsap assessor, treasurer to address property taxes | Letter to the editor

To the editor: If you are concerned about the effect of the new state education levy on your property taxes, you will want to mark… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2018

Some history on the east-west connection | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Having lived at what is now Vineyard Lane for 27 years and having worked as a trail designer for the Province of… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Let’s take a look at municipal broadband | Letter to the editor

To the editor: There’s been much discussion and debate in the news around municipal broadband. These internet access services, funded by local government, could be… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2018

Kilmer voted to renew Surveillance Act | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The House of Representatives recently voted to reauthorized Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which was set to expire later… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2018