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Where my coronavirus payment is going | Letter to the Editor

Social isolation provides time to think and read of the plight of others much less fortunate. There are many items I could spend $1,200 on, but none that I NEED. How this money, not in our budget,...

 

A beautiful plaza; caring neighbors | Letters to the Editor

Have you seen the new planting at Hazel Miller Plaza?...

 

Accessory dwelling units; taxes are too high | Letters to the Editor

Editor's note: What follows is a letter to the editor from Edmonds resident Michelle Dotsch and a response from Reps. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) and Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), both who serve Edmonds...

 

Message to the mayor | Letter to the Editor

Mayor: New police chief is near at hand This is actually an open letter to our new mayor. Mayor Nelson: I followed your campaign and you seem to be an honest, hard-working man who wants the best for...

 

Something smelly; invisibility cloak | Letters to the Editor

Something smells So let me get this straight. Over a half a million of my tax dollars are being given to someone with a "fragrance disability"? ("Fragrance claim: City pays $510K to settle suit,"...

 

Transparency, schools, and sex ed | Letters to the Editor

Hey, Edmonds: Play 'transparency' The City's Housing Survey is online. With today's technology, what information is being collected behind the scenes? If you take the City of Edmonds housing online...

 

Save the Beacon!; School District bond and levy | Letters to the Editor

PCC make wrong call on free publications It has recently come to my attention that our local "community" supermarket, PCC Edmonds, has chosen to stop carrying our community newspaper, the Edmonds...

 

School bond; support local businesses | Letters to the Editor

Vote no on School District bond and levy Over the next few days, every householder in the Edmonds School District will receive a ballot for an Edmonds School District bond and levy with ballots due...

 

Facebook 'likes'; happy trails | Letters to the Editor

An unwise "like" on Facebook? Is a fair process too much to hope for when filling the vacant council position? It is disconcerting that Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas "liked" an op-ed post...

 

Foodie bona fides, councilmember selection | Letters to the Editor

Are all Edmonds restaurants deserving of praise? Several points of inquiry: I've read Maria Montalvo's column numerous times, including the Dec. 26 issue ("Korean barbecue: Grateful for the...

 

Possible solution to railroad hazard? | Letters to the Editor

Several people who have turned left from Railroad Avenue to what they thought would be Sunset Avenue, or the reverse, ended up on the tracks. Given the depth of the rail ties from the surface of the...

 

Why is the Beacon in Mukilteo?; praise for Earling, Compaan | Letters to the Editor

A brief history of geography A friend who lives in Edmonds recently enclosed your 12-page Dec. 5 edition inside a box of Christmas gifts. It may have only been 12 pages LONG, but I was impressed by...

 

Councilmember comments on attorney contract | Letters to the Editor

Why I voted for the renewal of Lighthouse The Lighthouse Law Group has represented the City's legal affairs for the past nine years. Many citizens thanked me for keeping Lighthouse under contract for...

 

Update on 2nd and Main; thanks to elected leaders | Letters to the Editor

An update on Graphite construction Two years ago, Mary Olsen and I announced the addition of a new art facility at the corner of Second Avenue South and Main Street in downtown Edmonds. The structure...

 

Feel-good story, something positive, something negative | Letters to the Editor

Heading to the bread pop-up Re: "From scratch: Meadowdale graduate finds his niche with baking bread," Nov. 26: This is such a great, feel-good story. I'm looking forward to visiting the Perrinville...

 

What's next, Edmonds?; More on George Brackett | Letters to the Editor

City is overreaching My mother-in-law (the City) recently passed ban on single-use plastic containers and is appealing a safe gun storage ruling. Although I agree the people should not use single-use...

 

Arborist, post-election letters, time to act | Letters to the Editor

Edmonds needs a full-time arborist The Edmonds city trees, on our streets and in our beautiful parks, are not receiving adequate care. We have very small, dedicated staff to attend to them, which...

 

Ruts, rants, election question | Letters to the Editor

Ugly ruts strike again Once or twice every year, someone who is to immature to have a driver's license tears up the lawn near the Welcome to Edmonds sign as you enter our fair city on Fifth Avenue....

 

Steve Bell, Hutt Park, a special grandma | Letters to the Editor

Sharing an interest with Steve Bell I was very sad to see your article that Steve Bell has died ("Goodbye, yellow van man," Oct. 31). I had gotten to know him a little when I was walking more. We...

 

Election, Puget Sound, QFC and more | Letters to the Editor

Cash back: My 50 cents worth I was just shopping at the QFC in Edmonds, and was surprised to learn that the store has started charging 50 cents when you ask for cash back with your debit card...

 

The 2019 general election | Letters to the Editor

New source of revenue for the Beacon? Given the length of several letters in recent issues of the Beacon, perhaps they should be moved to a "guest editorial" or "guest opinion" section? Or ... you cou...

 

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