Letters to the Editor

SKSD budget woes not just a one-year thing

As I listened to people address the South Kitsap School District board prior to their vote on the RIF proposal, several asked that if this… Continue reading

 

The good and bad of the legislative session

First, the good news: Our legislators failed to lower the election requirement to pass school bonds to 50 percent. It will continue to take a… Continue reading

 

Randall is non-responsive to constituents

Did you vote for Emily Randall for state senator in the 26th District? You may have some surprises coming up in her first term. Although… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2019

 

We can afford to keep Village Greens open

Thank you for your important local reporting on the closure of Village Greens Golf Course (April 5, 2019 issue of Port Orchard Independent). We need… Continue reading

Beware of socialism, embrace capitalism

You’d better pay attention when the word “progressive” is mentioned. The so-called “progressive movement” is another, more modern term for “socialism.” The progressive movement is… Continue reading

Community center proposal is ‘preposterous’

The proposal for a community center in Port Orchard is preposterous. This is just another developer looking for public funds to assist his own gain… Continue reading

Thank our SKSD school board members

By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their… Continue reading

Thanks to Kilmer for Alzheimer’s legislation

The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act has just been signed into law, and I want to thank U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer… Continue reading

Poulsbo Community Orchestra performs to packed audience

Poulsbo Community Orchestra performs to packed audience On Dec. 2, our West Sound community experienced a spectacular event at North Kitsap Auditorium. The Poulsbo Community… Continue reading

First responders deserve our thanks

Thank you, first responders! What a fantastic job you all did following the recent tornado in Port Orchard. You reacted quickly and efficiently to keep… Continue reading

Thanks to Port Orchard Cares community

Members of the Port Orchard Rotary Club and Soroptimist International of Port Orchard completed their 21st annual Port Orchard Cares Christmas event at South Kitsap… Continue reading

Issues over clear-cutting

I recently heard that something like 5,000 acres of timber are to be cut in Kitsap County over the next couple of years. While this… Continue reading

Olds column distorts ‘Big Oil’ sins

The “As It Turns Out” column (Herald, Nov. 16) by Marylin Olds is a prime example of how climate change fanatics resort to misinformation, distortions… Continue reading

There’s no other choice; vote for schools

Once again, I’m surprised by the level of misinformation I’m hearing in the community about the proposed SKSD bond and capital levy. A man who… Continue reading

United for our schools

Each day brings new stories and accounts of division amongst our nation, our region and some of our local communities. Here in South Kitsap we,… Continue reading

Nate Andrews has top qualities for PUD

I’m writing this letter in support of Nate Andrews as a qualified candidate for the Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) 3 Commissioner position, and I… Continue reading

Mr. Lemke, this is not about you

Chris Lemke was quoted in the Kitsap Sun in 2016 as saying, “I think the vast majority of the community supports it (the bond). They… Continue reading

Consider your mayoral choice carefully

Mayor Erickson is a nice person and a decent mayor, although I believe she doesn’t represent all of her constituents equally. When I had a… Continue reading

Vote yes on Proposition 1

Please vote Proposition No. 1. This is a funding proposition for the fire department. The people who serve us in this capacity are outstanding. We… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2018

Do your research and vote

Maybe this has happened to you. Your ballot comes in the mail and when you open it, your face falls – there are so many… Continue reading