Letter 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

 

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

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

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

Appleton is an important voice

Sherry Appleton is an important voice in Washington. She works with all other legislators to make our state even better. She is dedicated to all… Continue reading

Let’s create success for our students

In fall of 2019, my sons will enter South Kitsap High School. I don’t worry that they will get lost in the shuffle. They are… Continue reading

‘Kill this bloated turkey’

I guess we serfs had better learn our place, as our nobles will keep making us vote on the South Kitsap bond measure until we… Continue reading