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An ignored post?; Pearl Jam supports dog park | Letters to the Editor

Another school shooting in America It has become so common in America, I guess it's just accepted as part of American life. My postings are ignored or avoided by most people. Until... — Updated 3/30/2023


Thanks for magazine article on K-9s | Letters to the Editor

Appreciates K-9 story in The Beacon Magazine Thank you for the cover story in the spring issue of The Beacon Magazine of Officer Josh Hwang and K-9 Ace! I am on the Edmonds Police... — Updated 3/23/2023


Update on Ecology cleanup south of Edmonds Marsh | Letters to the Editor

On behalf of the Washington State Department of Ecology, I am reaching out to provide an update on the status of the Unocal Edmonds Bulk Fuel Terminal 0178 cleanup site in Edmonds.... — Updated 3/23/2023


Love & french fries | Letters to the Editor

Love is all around Love the Beacon! It is wonderful. Evelyn NordeenEdmonds Editor's note: No, you're wonderful. Thanks for subscribing. Limpy, greasy fries are the best Alan, it's... — Updated 3/9/2023


Opposition to the Taste in Esperance | Letters to the Editor

Esperance neighbors: We don't want the Taste here We are a group of concerned citizens that live in unincorporated Snohomish County neighborhood of Esperance. We are writing to... — Updated 3/2/2023


A big, blue van; school-zone cameras | Letters to the Editor

An 'almost true' Edmonds story I am going shopping. Looking forward to the interaction with customers and store owners in my neighborhood, I slowly back out of my driveway into the... — Updated 2/23/2023


Will traffic cameras solve the problem? | Letters to the Editor

Are traffic cameras the answer? I understand that traffic needs to be changed in school zones. 220th Street SW for Westgate Elementary is a major entrance for Highway 99 and the I-5... — Updated 2/21/2023


Is it time to end Taste Edmonds? | Letters to the Editor

Is Taste Edmonds decision what the community wants? Regarding the proposed move of Taste Edmonds to Esperance Park: This is a major disappointment. I wish the community had a vote... — Updated 2/9/2023


Small but mighty: Taking down Francis in the sixth grade | Letters to the Editor

Re: "Soak 'em, late 1960s: Edmonds Elementary: Hero or goat?" (Back in Edmonds," Jan. 26)) I loved this story! I am a woman now and not a little girl anymore. But I, too, remember... — Updated 2/2/2023


MLK inquiry; Ballinger Park | Letters to the Editor

Comment on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? Today, January 16, 2023, I am wondering why the City of Edmonds made no public comment on the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.... — Updated 1/26/2023


What about the right of way? | Letters to the Editor

Who has the responsibility in a right of way? The recent snowfall in Edmonds provides an opportunity to contemplate who has rights and responsibilities related to our rights-of-way. Per the Municipal Research and Service Center,... — Updated 1/19/2023


Are trash truck oil slicks seeping into Puget Sound? | Letters to the Editor

I have enjoyed having my copy of the Beacon delivered to my mailbox for the past few years. Your letters to the editor have always helped start needed and at times heated... — Updated 1/12/2023


Praise for former Planning Board members | Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Mike Rosen and Roger Pence At the final Planning Board meeting of 2022, we learned that two members whose terms are expiring will not be reappointed, Roger Pence and Mike... — Updated 1/5/2023


Edmonds Theater; citizen disrespect | Letters to the Editor

A different Edmonds Theater back in the day Re: "Edmonds Theater at 100" (Nov. 15): I've lived in Edmonds since 1945 and, during the early '50s, was allowed to go there. My... — Updated 12/22/2022


Gas leaf blowers need to go | Letters to the Editor

Edmonds: It's time to ban gas leaf blowers The adage that everybody talks about the weather but no one does anything about it has become invalid, because Edmonds City council... — Updated 12/15/2022


Density; dark nights; lesson learned; praise for columnist | Letters to the Editor

Density won't improve lives of Edmonds residents I fully agree with Jim Ogonowski ("It's time to have 'the talk,'" Letters to the Editor, Nov. 22). Changing single-family zoning in... — Updated 12/6/2022


Happy to help Letters to Santa program | Letter to the Editor

Northlight Custom Builders is happy to announce and to be a part of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Letters to Santa program this year. As a member of the Edmonds Chamber of... — Updated 11/22/2022


It's time to have 'the talk' | Letters to the Editor

No, not THAT talk. But one almost as important. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, our mayor and Council talked about a set of legislative agenda topics to send to our state... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Mary Stafford    Opinion

Reader responds to a recent letter in the Edmonds Beacon | Letters to the editor

I really enjoy reading about the local history, fun places to eat in the area, events and activities, and really like Ken Marques’ observations. If people are unsatisfied with the flavor of this local paper, go buy a Seattle... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Steve Margo    Opinion

Consider donating a bike for the holidays | Letters to the editor

Do you have a bike or bikes, that you’d like to get rid of? I’m working with the Edmonds Toy Shop, now part of the Edmonds Food Bank. We’re collecting adult and children’s bicycles and repairing them. We’ll soon give... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Vivian Olsen    Opinion

Problems with Beacon's portal story | Letters to the editor

Re: “Problems with portal persists,” Nov. 10. This was an interesting article and interview, but there is a glaring mistake that has to be corrected. Your interviewee “noted the privilege inherent to the City Council’s... — Updated 11/17/2022

 By Casey Davis    Opinion

Volunteers needed at food bank | Letters to the editor

 When we ask people to donate to the Edmonds Food Bank, usually people think food, and usually people think canned food, and they’re right! We need canned and shelf-stable foods. However, we also need fresh fruits and... — Updated 11/17/2022


Owner of 617 Dayton speaks out on designated street fronts | Letters to the editor

Owner of 617 Dayton speaks out on designated street fronts I own the property at 617 Dayton St. in Edmonds. The original building was designed and built as an apartment building sometime in the 1970s. As such, this building was... — Updated 11/10/2022


The kitchen sink | Letters to the editor

Just a few general comments. One is that the Beacon could be a lot better. For example, when you ran the piece about completing the walkway along the waterfront, why was there no discussion of the litigation that made that... — Updated 11/3/2022


Seagulls and kids at play on the beach | Letters to the editor

It was the middle of the day at the Edmonds beach. The air smelled briny, but the sun shone brightly.  A gentle breeze rippled the water. Small children were digging in the mud. Mothers visited with each other while they kept an... — Updated 11/3/2022


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