Letters to the Editor

MIEA endorses school board candidates | Letter

Over the summer, teachers and support staff from the Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA), met with individuals running for the school board. We had the… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Supporters say council candidate Acker advocates for Islanders | Letters

Acker has passion for fairness, transparency I had the opportunity to get to know Tom Acker as a fellow PTA Board member last year. Tom… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Supporters want to add Joy to Mercer Island City Council | Letters

Langley has power of positivism I encourage you to support Joy Langley in her bid for City Council membership. Having worked alongside her on the… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Coen is a problem solver | Letter

I was able to attend the candidates forum at the Beach Club Thursday night. At the meeting, it was apparent that present Councilmember Benson Wong… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Hats off to Parks and Recreation | Letter

Hats off to the Mercer Island Parks Department for the great job they have done on improving Luther Burbank Park. Thehanging flower pots on the… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Is Mercerdale’s lawn the answer to MICA’s parking problem? | Letter

While attending the recent “Save Mercerdale Park” event, a Joni Mitchell song could be heard. The words, “They paved paradise and put up a parking… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

MICA is only solution to keep YTN on Island | Letter

I am writing this letter in response to Mr. Dickey’s letter entitled “win-win-win for arts, school district, park.” Sadly, the Mercer Island High School Performing… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

City moves ahead with potential destruction of Mercerdale Park | Letter

The city of Mercer Island issued its decision on the MICA’s State Environmental Protection Act application on Sept. 11. The MICA project now has moved… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Islanders endorse Tom Acker for council | Letters

Acker is a stellar candidate Islanders, this November we have another chance, a “no-brainer” choice. Let’s elect stellar candidate Tom Acker to the City Council.… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Islanders express support for Joy Langley | Letters

Joy is ready to grapple complex Island issues I am writing to let you know why I support Joy Langley for Mercer Island City Council… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Coen a positive change for council | Letter

Each year, the monetary strain on Mercer Island residents increases, whether it be in our property tax, utility rates/taxes, or cries for special levies to… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017

Langley passionate about Island | Letter

As a long-time Mercer Island resident and former mayor, I have seen a lot of council members come and go. I know how critical it… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Acker: A proven advocate for Mercer Island | Letter

I have worked alongside many smart, dedicated volunteers in my 12 years on Mercer Island. Tom Acker stands out. He has shown a deep commitment… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Keeping the door open for growth on Mercer Island | Letter

Mercer Island is my home and its residents are my neighbors. I’m grateful that I can raise my children and build my business here surrounded… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2017

Thank you, Mercer Island Art UnCorked | Letter

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Mercer Island Visual Arts League and Mercer Island Arts Council, the city of Mercer Island and… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Langley listens | Letter

Joy Langley possesses that special quality that will make her a terrific City Council member: she listens before supporting a position or making a decision.… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Island needs Acker’s community leadership | Letter

In November, Mercer Island will face another City Council election. It is our hope that members of the community research the issues and evaluate each… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island | Letter

The following is an open letter in response to Concerned Citizens of Mercer Island’s Aug. 29 letter: Dear Mayor Bruce Bassett et al, If what… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

MICA would provide home for arts | Letter

My 13-year-old daughter will begin her seventh season dancing with Island Youth Ballet, an institution since 1984. Through ballet classes, she has developed body awareness,… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Win-win-win for arts, school district, park | Letter

I was excited to read the letter in the Aug. 2 Reporter by Jessi Wasson, the development director of Youth Theatre Northwest, highlighting the July… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017