Letters to the Editor

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

Questions remain over proposed building | Letter

Putting a building in Mercerdale Park, Bicentennial Park, the recycling center and the native garden beside the Skate Park would destroy the visual connection between… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

You won’t find those words on the SAT | Letter

I realize I’m a recent transplant – having only lived here for about 12 years. I don’t own a Tesla or even a Prius. But… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2017

Council should rescind utility tax | Letter

One would think that the Mercer Island City Council had a mitigation plan in place before accepting a $10.1 million settlement with Sound Transit. If… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2017

Safety first for bike riders on 77th Avenue in Mercer Island | Letter

The city is considering a proposal to eliminate the bike lanes on 77th Avenue, to add parking spaces in place of the bike lanes, and… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Summer solstice | Letter

Last week in the Northern Hemisphere, we experienced the longest day of the year, when the sun showered our half of the world with bright… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2017

City was once much more environmentally protective | Letter

The Mercer Island Center for the Arts is currently under environmental review for a proposed huge building in one of the most environmentally sensitive areas… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017