Letters to the Editor

City should hire local for its new police chief | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I have long been perplexed as to why we canvas the entire nation for a new police chief. Is the job so… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

 

Tree massacre at Waterfront Park | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Undoubtedly the city has already received many agonized letters about the shocking decision to cut down 17 trees and do “significant pruning”… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2019

 

Candidate thanks voters for support | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me in the race to fill Position 3 of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2019

 

Island’s low voter turnout is disgraceful | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Well, the election results are in, and the good citizens of Bainbridge Island have spoken. Or the 50 percent or so who… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2019

City’s fireworks ban should go to a vote | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I am 78 years old and have lived for 43 years on Bainbridge Island. Since I moved here in 1976 we have… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2019

We need election security funding now | Letter to the editor

To the editor: According to the New York Times, all 50 states were hacked in 2016. Federal investigators determined it was a “sweeping and systematic”… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2019

Bipartisan support for global health funding | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Great news: Full funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria was achieved. Thanks to people asking for this,… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2019

King Tides highlight need for action on climate change | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As someone who has spent the better part of a decade living on Bainbridge Island, I have noticed the increased ferocity with… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2019

Help get more AEDs where they’re needed | Letter to the editor

To the editor: My husband and I recently joined 18 other community-minded islanders to complete an intense and rewarding 80-hour first responder training. While the… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

Press city to support race and equity effort | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Our city council will soon decide how to act on a recommendation made by the city’s recently formed Race Equity Task Force.… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

Thanks for a great Halloween event | Letter to the editor

To the editor: A big shout out to the Bainbridge Island community for participating, sponsoring, attending and enjoying our annual Trick or Treat Downtown event.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2019

Senior center looks at sharing space with BIR | Letter to the editor

To the editor: As director of the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center, I occasionally hear what’s on people’s minds. Recently, I heard something I’d like… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019

Candidate will fight against development | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Fellow Bainbridge Islanders, I urge you to vote for Michael Pollock for city council. Most of us were drawn to Bainbridge by… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2019

Change of leadership needed on city council | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I am guessing most of us do not really know the candidates running for office. I would like to briefly explain how… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2019

Hulet is a champion for our district’s kids | Letter to the editor

To the editor: Last fall when there was a vacancy on the Bainbridge Island School Board, I reflected on who I knew in our community… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2019

Medina is no-show at shoreliner’s forum | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I can’t believe it. I am a shoreline homeowner and have been tracking the city and shoreline issues for years. The city… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2019

Vote to preserve island’s environment | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I have lived on the island for more than 38 years and have attended numerous council meetings over that period of time.… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2019

Wildsmith will bring fresh ideas to council | Letter to the editor

To the editor: I am writing to show support for Grayson Wildsmith for city council. I have known Grayson since 2008 when I first moved… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2019

Pollock has a strategy on new development | Letter to the editor

To the editor: City council candidate Michael Pollock has presented a gift to our city. His population capacity report is a must-read. If only the… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2019

Fresh perspective needed on park board | Letter to the editor

To the editor: The upcoming election for the park board provides the opportunity to inject some new ideas and to provide fresh insights in guiding… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2019