Letters to the Editor

Turn camera back on stranger photographers

I just read “Strangers photographing kids: creepy.” (Letters to the Editor, Sequim Gazette, Sept. 17). The letter stated problems in public areas such as playfields, parks and also a store.

  • Oct 1, 2014

Education doesn’t add up

Principal reasons the United States public education math ranking is 27th among other industrial nations: Public schools have low academic standards for grade level achievements compared with other nations, as exemplified when foreign students relocate to the United States they perform two or three grade levels higher than American students.

  • Oct 1, 2014

City should step up for tennis courts

Many high schools across America like Sequim High School are very good about letting the public use their courts after school, on weekends, holidays and vacations. This is all good and well when schools have funding to maintain courts and there are public courts in the area.

  • Sep 24, 2014

Who’s been working on the railroad?

Unlike Tim Wheeler in last week’s Gazette (Letters to the Editor, “A prop point clarified,” page A-9), I know Propositions 1 and 2 are not “anti-union” but pro-taxpayer and pro-employee.

  • Sep 24, 2014

Writer stereotypes ‘old men’

I’m writing in response to the parent whose letter was published Sept. 17 (Sequim Gazette, “Strangers photographing kids: creepy,” Letters to the Editor).

  • Sep 24, 2014

Strangers photographing kids: creepy

I can’t believe that I have to spell this out, but due to several recent encounters, I guess I do.

  • Sep 16, 2014

SARC is good therapy

I am one of the elderly ladies who uses the SARC facilities regularly. Eighteen months ago I fell and badly injured a hip.

  • Sep 16, 2014

A prop point, clarified

In an otherwise informative article on the vote by the Sequim City Council to reject Proposition 1 and Proposition 2, anti-union measures, I was misquoted.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Kudos to Gazette on ‘Guys’ promo

Thank you for publicizing “The Guys’ 9/11 tribute” in your Sept. 10 Gazette. This better-than-Broadway performance was a patriotic tearjerker that I otherwise would have missed.

  • Sep 16, 2014

Sequim’s Civic Center costs a concern

(City manager Steve) Burkett et al are at it again … additional bonds to pay the cost for civic center.

  • Sep 16, 2014

A biased boint of view

Chapter 28A.640 and 642 RCW is the new discrimination law that is being forced on us, our schools and our children by Washington state. It sounds good, but as I went to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website, I saw that their way of accomplishing zero discrimination was to do away with bias.

  • Sep 2, 2014

For Props 1 & 2

The pro-union, anti-Propositions 1 and 2 testimony at Monday night’s (Aug. 25) Sequim City Council meeting provides a clear and inescapable reason of why the city council should immediately adopt both propositions.

  • Sep 2, 2014

Support Winborn

The Clallam County Director of Community Development (DCD) oversees building permits and code enforcement. The DCD “manages all long-range and current planning activities” and “administers zoning, land division, shorelines, growth management and related programs.” This is a big deal.

  • Sep 2, 2014

Thanks to ‘sundae’ crews

I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who helped to make the Grange ice cream socials a success this summer.

  • Sep 2, 2014

Sequim: A community of concern

We’d like to send a big “thank you” out to the folks in Sequim who helped us in our time of need.

  • Aug 26, 2014

SARC also an employer

When I read that Sequim was recently rated as the top spot in America to live, I became curious. What do people value? Not surprisingly, I discovered that crime rates are always a concern.

  • Aug 26, 2014

Sequim City Council resorts to extortion?

If you were at Monday’s Sequim City Council meeting and public hearing (Aug. 11), this is the conclusion you walked away with.

  • Aug 19, 2014

Attention Sequim drivers

This time of the year there is an especially large number of bicyclists using our roads.

  • Aug 19, 2014

Flyovers foolishly low

Regarding helicopter flights over Olympic National Park (where biologists are conducting an annual elk census in Olympic National Park):

  • Aug 19, 2014

Haines leaving a loss

The greater Sequim area is losing a real asset with the resignation of Paul Haines as Director of Public Works.

  • Aug 19, 2014