Menu

Letters to the Editor - 11/16/15

  • Written by Guest

WELLINGTON PARK

Citizen participation — activism if you will —does work. Often as not, people join hands when their community is threatened. In May 2012, residents living near Wellington Hills Park were told that Snohomish County intended to build a giant sports complex and that it was a “done deal.” But three and a half years later and after extensive citizen efforts, Snohomish County’s sports complex will not be built on Wellington Hills Park. Instead it will be located on a more suitable 65-acre property at the northern border of the Brightwater sewage plant.

Read more ...

Letters to the Editor - 11/09/15

  • Written by Guest

HAZING ON SOCCER TEAM
I am quite concerned after reading the article about the WHS girls soccer team. The headline dealt more with the game score than with the most important line, found in the second paragraph, that the school suspended certain players from the game when they “found the players guilty of a hazing incident.” Hazing? In a community that blew up last year after an incident at Timbercrest? In a district that has decried bullying from the superintendent to every teacher? Northshore School District has almost launched SafeSchools Alert, according to nsd.org, but regardless of its inception, can we acknowledge reports of hazing and stop the culture that perpetuates this level of disregard of peers? Woodinville High School administration, what can I do as a parent of elementary-age kids to ensure that the my daughter’s friends in second and third grade who play soccer now won’t be hazed — or hazers — in seven or eight years?

Read more ...

Letters to the Editor - 11/02/15

  • Written by Guest

HUNTING IN THE VALLEY
I would like to respond to a letter to the editor by a former reader as follows:
Brendan Woodward wrote a response to the earlier article about the shooting of geese near the Woodinville wineries. While I understand that we live in an area that was formerly forest and farmland and that our recent and early ancestors had to live off the land, times have changed. We live in a multi-cultural world and especially in a country and state that embrace and celebrate diversity where different modes of life and values exist. An analogous example would be the recent killing of Cecil the lion. This occurred in a county where hunting and killing of wild animals have been ongoing for generations. Yet the world was outraged and continues to be even though this was perhaps a tradition to some, and certainly to that hunter.

Read more ...

Letters to the Editor - 10/26/15

  • Written by Guest

CORRECTION

An editor’s note in last week’s letters to the editor contained incorrect information about who is eligible to vote for Northshore School Board candidates. Candidates for a certain seat must live in that director district, but any voter who lives within the Northshore School District boundaries may vote on all the candidates. We apologize for the mistake.
The Woodinville Weekly

Read more ...

Letters to the Editor - 10/19/15

  • Written by Guest

WOODINVILLE-DUVALL ROAD

My driveway goes into the Woodinville-Duvall Road east of Cottage Lake, so I was very aware of the very long construction issues on the W-D, and chose to take alternate routes when I had to drive west, during the well-advertised delays.

Read more ...