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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


Support for Janelle Cass | Letters to the editor

Regarding the letter about Janelle Cass (“Learning from Janelle Cass’ public safety instruction” Oct. 20), I concur that she is the best candidate for the 21st Legislative District. She has worked tirelessly in efforts to... — 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


Vaccine mandates still apply to most state workers | Letters to the editor

At this election, I hope all voters will consider the harsh effects of the state’s now permanent vaccine mandate for most state agency workers. Previous mandates have contributed to the loss of approximately 3,000 health-care... — 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


Coyotes, off-leash dogs, Community Table, and an endorsement | Letters to the Editor

Coyotes on the prowl at Five Corners The last two nights, I have observed a lot of coyotes yipping in the Five Corners area ("Coyotes are on the move in Edmonds," Sept. 29). Two... — Updated 11/3/2022


What about Ebb Tide neighbors? | Letters to the Editor

I think it's great that people will soon be able to walk all along the beach from the Waterfront Center to the ferry dock and beyond. It's a great addition to the city. However, I... — Updated 11/3/2022


Should police be controlling carnivorous wild animals? | Letters to the Editor

Domesticated dogs not the problem In response to the letter regarding the coyote problem in the woods near Sherwood Elementary and the Edmonds PD's recommendations ("Coyote... — Updated 10/13/2022


What to do with coyotes?; parking issues; thanks | Letters to the Editor

Park like a neighbor Parking! Last night, I decided to drive into the Bowl for dinner at one of my favorite places. It took three orbits to find a parking place, and the closest... — Updated 10/6/2022


Praise for columnist; a request; support for candidate | Letters to the Editor

He's your No. 1 fan More articles and columns by Peter Kelley, please. I have never met him but he is a good writer and we need more of that. Thank you! Randy RahnEdmonds Editor's... — Updated 9/29/2022


A departure; a swimmer | Letters to the Editor

Councilmember's departure was her personal business I have mixed feelings after reading your Sept. 15 piece on Laura Johnson ("Unanswered questions on Johnson's departure,"... — Updated 9/22/2022


Ban the blowers; longtime friendships | Letters to the Editor

Edmonds should follow Seattle's lead on leaf blowers I am writing to encourage the council to enact a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers. In addition to Seattle, similar bans have gone... — Updated 9/8/2022


South County Fire choice; want to volunteer at the Summer Market

Historical Society seeking volunteers; booth at Summer Market The Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society is an organization that supports the Edmonds Historical Museum,... — Updated 8/31/2022


Jones Act; hotel purchase; wonderful Edmonds | Letters to the Editor

Ferries hampered by Jones Act An Aug. 11 article in the Beacon, "Ferries get 42.4M boost from bipartisan infrastructure law," reported an announcement from Sen. Maria Cantwell of... — Updated 8/25/2022


Swedish nurses understaffed, overworked | Letters to the Editor

Nurse: We are understaffed and overworked I am a registered nurse at the emergency department at Swedish Edmonds. Our medical center today was so understaffed we had 10 patients to... — Updated 8/18/2022


Blocked views; consider donating bikes | Letters to the Editor

Civic Park light poles blocking views Edmonds is engaged in an elaborate upgrade of our Civic Park. Part of the upgrade includes six new light poles that appear to be much taller th... — Updated 8/11/2022


Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier | Letters to the Editor

Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier It was just a few years ago that the Edmonds Fishing Pier underwent an extensive renovation. New benches were installed with paneled shelters and new... — Updated 8/4/2022


Praise for Kristiana Johnson; did City staff take advantage in rezone? | Letters to the Editor

Kristiana Johnson was always there for the Edmonds community Perhaps I never appreciated her enough. I did not always vote for her, and when I supported her I surely underestimated... — Updated 7/21/2022


Civic Park; stolen campaign signs| Letters to the Editor

Is there an end in sight for Civic Park? When I do my weekly run down by the old playfield/stadium I see lots of dirt being moved around every week, but I don't see a lot of park de... — Updated 7/14/2022


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