Letter to the Editor

Jay Rosapepe is the clear choice for Port Orchard

In the election for the Port Orchard City Council At-Large seat, Jay Rosapepe is the obvious choice. I’ve worked with Jay on many projects and… Continue reading

Reelect Patty Lent for mayor of Bremerton

Mayor Lent is undoubtedly the best candidate for the 2017 Bremerton Mayoral job. Greg Wheeler has been on the City Council for eight years, and… Continue reading

Retain Donlin on City Council

Retain Donlin on City Council I would like to voice my support to reelect Clancy Donlin to the Port Orchard City Council. As a personal… Continue reading

Rosapepe is a leader we need

I’ve lived in this community for most of my life and raised my two children here. I have always been proud of our community and… Continue reading

Thank you, Port Orchard Public Works

After writing two letters to the Port Orchard Public Works Department and a letter to the editor requesting additional speed limit signs on St. Andrews… Continue reading

Whitten represented us well

As the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Dallas hosted the International Cinderella Pageant in July, a beautiful, confident young woman representing Port Orchard,… Continue reading

A clever idea for schools

As we all know, America has fallen behind Europe and Asia in education. Many countries in Europe have found a clever two-step approach to education… Continue reading

Parks department needs to finish the job

This letter is about the recent logging of the South Kitsap Regional Park on Lund and Jackson Avenue, done by the Kitsap County Parks and… Continue reading

Park trails in poor shape

Parks department needs to finish the job This letter is about the recent logging of the South Kitsap Regional Park on Lund and Jackson Avenue,… Continue reading

Eagles thank Port Orchard businesses | Letter to the editor

Since we started our unique special Port Orchard Eagles “Thank You Cash Mob” in July 2013, we have thanked over 50 local merchants who have… Continue reading

Face the future, let go of the past

The Kitsap Peninsula has a proud military history. We read about it in almost every issue of the Port Orchard Independent. This is a fine… Continue reading

Ask hard questions about tax increases | Roger Gay

In the near future, a number of organizations in our county will be asking for funds to continue operations or to create new programs. Recently,… Continue reading

RAISE Act is crucial for Alzheimer’s care | Letter to the editor

Caregiving is an emotionally, physically and financially draining role. I have been one of those caregivers. For 7 years I lovingly cared for my husband… Continue reading

The irreplaceable Jessie Turner

I really appreciated the front page article about the passing of Port Orchard’s super volunteer Jessie Turner in the Feb. 24 issue of the Independent.… Continue reading

Let’s take a look at why SK school bond failed

South Kitsap School District 402 Proposition 2, as all know by now, has failed. This is the third such failure over the last 12 months… Continue reading

Too many unanswered questions to vote yes | Letter to the editor

After two failures, the South Kitsap school board comes back with an even more massive request than previously by adding on a $50 million “wish… Continue reading

Make sure our nation stays true to its principles | Letter to the editor

America — the world’s oldest living democracy — needs as much love as it can get right now. As a native Kitsap resident now living… Continue reading

Solving ‘American problems’ | Letter to the editor

It was a real treat to read the comments in the Jan. 27 issue of the Independent by U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, a Democrat who… Continue reading

SK school district is ‘arrogant’ | Letter to the editor

After researching and contemplating the latest school bond request from the South Kitsap School District’s board of directors, one word came to mind—arrogant. Now that’s… Continue reading

Get some help — now | Letters to the editor

Get some help — now I recently read an article in the January 2017 issue of The VFW, in which the Veterans of Foreign Wars… Continue reading