Opinion

Vote ‘yes’ for Island shorelines, ballfields, trails and parks

Islanders use and enjoy our parks, trails, ball fields and other “open spaces” in many different ways. Last December, the City Council asked two dozen of your neighbors to serve on a Stakeholders Committee to evaluate the state of our parks and to prioritize a list of upkeep and capital improvement projects. Seated around the table were members from a wide variety of user groups: park and trail users; sports field users (particularly children and organized youth groups); the School District; families of preschoolers; dog owners; and others.

  • Oct 15, 2008

Advertisements don’t represent MI Chamber

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce is not affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Recent advertisements by that organization regarding the 8th District Congressional race do not represent or reflect any position of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce.

  • Oct 8, 2008

City spending beyond its means, vote ‘no’ on parks props

Islanders should vote “no” on the excessive levy and bond propositions. Why can’t the city of Mercer Island learn to live within its budget?

  • Oct 8, 2008

School District’s 2020 Vision to define what students need now

It’s a new year in the Mercer Island School District, and I am pleased and honored to be serving in the role of Superintendent — my first official year in this position. Your School Board and I are excited about the year ahead and eager to share the excitement we feel as we embark, once again, on this wonderful journey of educating students for the 21st century.

  • Sep 10, 2008

On deadline

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  • Sep 9, 2008

Mercer Island Sister City Association summer exchange

The Mercer Island Sister City Association is organizing a summer exchange to France for students this summer. Students will stay in the home of a French student in Thonon les Bains, France for three weeks, then host the student in their home on Mercer Island for three weeks. High school and college students are invited to apply. For information and applications, contact Sheila Billbe, 230-0866 or Jane Meyer Brahm, 232-0701.

  • Sep 9, 2008
Speaking out on the Island

Speaking out on the Island

Audrey Arpin Retired Mercer Island Erin Baker Stay-at-home mother Mercer Island Chris Martin Seattle firefighter, Mercer Island Roseann Hall Retired Mercer Island Casey Geloneck Naval… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2008
Speaking out on the Island

Let’s get ready to rumble, it is time for the general election

If politics were boxing — and sometimes it certainly seems that way — then we have finished with the sparing and it is now time for the main event. In other words, the general election will be nothing like the primary.

  • Sep 3, 2008

Rossi’s plan is seriously flawed

More traffic, more taxes and fewer choices are what Dino Rossi’s transportation proposal would mean for area commuters.

  • May 7, 2008