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Good luck Dr. Simms

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07PM

Superintendent Cyndy Simms is leaving the Mercer Island School District this month to lead a school district in California.When she joined the district in 2003 after a succession of superintendents, Simms inherited a school district in turmoil.

Volunteers welcome

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:07PM

Volunteering in schools goes well beyond buying cupcakes for parties.

Driver-cyclist tensions on Island remain

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Gennie Gebhart
Island Forum

Decision-makers

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

After the Mercer Island School Board voted to approve a lease with the Boys & Girls Club to build PEAK on school district land, some people opposing the project have called for a citizen vote on the proposal. Some present at School Board meetings have decried the fact that despite opposition to PEAK, the board “ignored the wishes of the public” and voted to approve the project. But a public vote is not in order here.

Forum: Why we voted yes and why you should too

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Over the last several sessions, we worked consistently to find solutions for our troubled transportation and education systems.

A ‘precision’ approach to aircraft noise

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

A presentation last week by consultants hired to conduct a noise study on the effects of air traffic from the Renton Airport over Mercer Island last week was not well-received.

Community Fund grants enrich all of us

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Beth Cordova
Island Forum

Actions both big and small

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

A move by The Boeing Co. to return to the Renton Municipal Airport for its expanding 737 program may end plans for the facility to become a regional corporate jet center. Many Islanders will draw a sigh of relief. Yet many questions remain. What will happen to the noise study presently underway? And can it or other measures be employed to reduce the amount of overhead aircraft noise that Islanders experience now? Let’s keep the momentum going to address these issues.

Many ways to be an informed voter

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

The annual Voter Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and this newspaper is set for tonight at 7:30 at Islander Middle School. Nine candidates vying for seats on the Mercer Island City Council and the School Board will speak and answer questions.

Critics wrong on Roads & Transit prop

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Aubrey Davis
Island Forum

Darling and Judge for City Council

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Candidates for City Council, Maureen Judge and Patti Darling, will bring a fresh perspective to Council deliberations regarding regional needs and Island values.

MISF + PTA funds = better Island schools

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Ellie Gittleman
Island Forum

Vote YES on Prop. 1

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

As you wait patiently for your morning coffee at your local cafe, consider this.

Island gym space is truly inadequate

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Christa Lilly
Island Forum

Soldier stories

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:06PM

Sixty years ago, two soldiers came home from war. We tell part of their stories in this issue.The men were two of the many thousands who were shipped off to war as young men, many still teenagers. They put their young lives on hold, leaving home and family to go into a great unknown — their destiny in the hands of others.

Important to reach out beyond the Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:05PM

Susie Tull and Carrie George
Island Forum

Pool vote unwise

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:05PM

It is hard to find the logic in the 4-3 decision by the City Council to cut $20,000 from the $100,000 it pays annually to Northwest Center (NWC) to operate Mary Wayte pool. But it is easy to find contradiction.

Thanks for giving

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:05PM

It is time to give thanks for our community of caring.

Pool vote: A letter to the City Council

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:05PM

What a shock to read about Monday night’s City Council meeting! I am outraged by the motion made by El Jahncke and the subsequent votes cast by Council members Steve Litzow, Sven Goldmanis, Jahncke and Jim Pearman to reduce support funds for the Mary Wayte Pool. I appreciate the wise words of opposition by Dan Grausz and the wonderful editorial that appeared in the Mercer Island Reporter on Nov. 14, “Pool Vote Unwise.”

Prop. 1: Where do we go from here?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:05PM

Rep. Judy Clibborn and Rep. Fred Jarrett
Island Forum

“$300 to $400 in gift certificates.”

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:05PM

Katie Barokas

“Not that much; I’ll spend it locally.”

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:05PM

David Rosen

“Not too much; less than $100 per person. I’d make my own gifts, but no one would take [them].”

  • Nov 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 7:05PM

Fred Willoughby

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