Letters to the Editor

30 faces against 30 spaces on Mercer Island | Letter

At the City Council meeting on Aug. 7, I read the following statement. It was signed by over 30 citizens of Mercer Island and included… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

MICA’s website statement in question | Letter

In the June 21 update on its website, Mercer Island Center for the Arts stated it is “committed to the enhancement and beauty of Mercerdale… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Community fund is cheering section for Island’s beloved institutions | Letter

On behalf of the staff, board and the thousands of children Youth Theatre Northwest has served, I would like to thank The Mercer Island Community… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Wong strengthens Mercer Island community | Letter

I met Mr. Wong four years ago at the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market. He talked enthusiastically about the work he had done for the city… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2017

Where are we with raising a ‘village’? | Letter

I have boys — four to be exact. I have one biological and three who I was lucky enough to share when I married their… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Strongly encourage vote for Deborah Lurie | Letter

As a Mercer Island educator and parent of a school-aged daughter, I support and strongly encourage you to vote for Deborah Lurie for School Board… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Residents weigh in on the Mercer Island Center for the Arts | Letters

CCMIP once again misleads Islanders In Peter Struck’s recent letter to the Reporter, once again he and the political action committee he supports, Concerned Citizens… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Two perspectives on MICA sign removal | Letters

MICA sign came down to avoid battlefield When you join us for some of the many summer arts activities at Mercerdale Park, you may notice… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Candidates: Do not deface flower beds with signs | Letter

Mercer Island is beautiful this time of year. The flowers in our downtown are outstanding and city staff works hard to make our landscaping look… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Trust Calkins to walk the talk on environmental issues | Letter

Ryan Calkins deserves your vote for Port Commission Position 1. Having owned a business operating out of the Port, Calkins knows the terrain and will… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Islanders express support for council candidate Benson Wong | Letters

Benson Wong’s integrity is sky-high This is a letter I didn’t think I had the time to write. Benson Wong’s campaign, knowing that I support… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017

Urge re-election of Benson Wong | Letter

We have a special community on Mercer Island and a great quality of life. While we do have some challenges, they are nothing that we… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Lurie truly cares about issues affecting Mercer Island students | Letter

On Aug. 1, we will be voting for Deborah Lurie for Mercer Island School District School Board Position 4. We urge you to do the… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Wong committed to public service | Letter

I am writing to endorse Benson Wong for re-election to the Mercer Island City Council. Since we moved to the Island, my husband and I… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Lurie is best candidate for Position 4 | Letter

With the primary election upon us, our community is fortunate that Deborah Lurie is running for Position 4 for School Board. Deborah is a King… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2017

Some strengths of School Board candidates | Letter

Last month, leaders of the Mercer Island Education Association, both teachers and support staff, met with candidates for the School Board. We heard from four… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2017

Wong should be re-elected | Letter

Benson Wong has been a strong advocate for Mercer Islanders on the City Council and should be re-elected. In his first term, he has spent… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2017

Mercer Island surrenders control of public park to private interests | Letter

Any loss of millions of dollars worth of irreplaceable public property (“rented” for $1 per year) to a private developer, is very a serious business.… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2017

Savor Mercerdale Park one last time | Letter

Aren’t we fortunate that the tremendous amount of open space and natural parkland afforded us in Mercerdale Park was available for the myriad of activities… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2017

Thank you, Mercer Island police | Letter

I understand and appreciate the animus generated by thorny issues on our Island concerning traffic, possible performing arts centers in the parks et al. Sometimes,… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2017