Letters to the Editor

It’s time to cut the deadwood from SKSD board

The scores are in and we are not making progress. Our community continues to lose trust and confidence in our school board. Eight failed bond… Continue reading

Service, honor and integrity

The Port Orchard Eagles were pleased to have hosted Port Orchard Police Chief Matt Brown to their 17th annual First Responders Dinner on Sept. 14.… Continue reading

Without salmon bake, there’s no Manchester Library

The Aug. 23 issue of the Port Orchard Independent printed a letter concerning the Manchester Father’s Day Salmon Bake (“Salmon Bake took away parking spaces”).… Continue reading

City has violated our constitutional rights

Open letter by residents to Port Orchard’s mayor and Chevron: Our rights were unconstitutionally violated by our city in a permit process for building a… Continue reading

Salmon bake took away parking spaces

On Father’s Day, I was taken to the Manchester Grill to have Father’s Day breakfast. As we arrived at the parking area, we noticed there… Continue reading

Where’s the integrity on our school board?

As a candidate for the school board, I am dismayed and disappointed to learn that the current school board president now has two DUIs but… Continue reading

Anderson has the qualities to be Port commissioner

I am voting for Gary Anderson as our Port commissioner. I have known Gary my entire life. We both have seen our fantastic community grow.… Continue reading

Port candidate is active in community

I am writing to share my enthusiastic and strong support for Gary Anderson for Port commissioner. I have known and worked with Gary in this… Continue reading

Anderson is a compassionate professional

I am pleased to give my endorsement to Gary Anderson for commissioner, Port of Bremerton. I have known Gary as a friend and business associate… Continue reading

Support Anderson for Port commissioner

I’ve been part of the South Kitsap business community for more than 20 years and have worked with scores of community leaders and business owners… Continue reading

Anderson has ‘heart of a servant’

I want to share my strong support for Gary Anderson for Port of Bremerton commissioner. I’ve been involved in many projects and efforts here in… Continue reading

I’m joining others in supporting Anderson

I’d like to add my support to the many, many others in South Kitsap who will be voting for Gary Anderson for Port Of Bremerton… Continue reading

We’re aboard for Gary Anderson

We are writing to strongly encourage South Kitsap voters to join us in support of Gary Anderson for Port Commissioner. We have known Gary since… Continue reading

Vote for Lamb, Daily

I would like to voice a recommendation to South Kitsap voters in regard to candidates for South Kitsap School Board. First, I cannot vote for… Continue reading

But is it basic education?

I recently watched the League of Woman Voters candidate forum for South Kitsap School District board candidates. One candidate’s opinion was that each generation has… Continue reading

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