Hold on to your wallet: the Legislature is in session and the big debate is whether to raise taxes or to impose new ones.
That, my friend, is why we need more taxes — there just is not enough dust to take care of city business. They sure have cleaned all of the dust out of my wallet.
“That government is best which governs least” is often quoted by political conservatives out of context from Thoreau’s essay, “Civil Disobedience.” This political philosophy is clearly identified in that context as a utopian ideal, not a historical fact, by Thoreau’s own words following it.
She paid the ultimate and lopsided price for our right to bear arms and there is no way to repay her. We should remember her in our prayers as a hero and pray for all innocent Americans that have, or will, take a bullet to let this freedom ring.
Barry Clemons’ letter criticizing Sarah van Gelder’s Jan. 2 column is fraught with presumptions, the worst being his disdain for Mr. Obama’s normalization of relations with Cuba (“A counterpoint to column by van Gelder,” page A4, Jan. 9 Herald).
In reference to Ryck Thompson’s letter, “Something is wrong in downtown Poulsbo,” page A4, Jan. 9 Herald.
When our new Village Green is built, we will be welcoming seniors 50 and older to our new facility with open arms and many activities for this younger group of people. Please keep this in mind or on your calendar for our grand opening at Village Green.
I want the Kingston area to know what a really wonderful group of firefighters are with North Kitsap Fire & Rescue.
While hordes of cars disgorge from the ferry on a daily basis, most continue straight through Kingston unless the gas tank is empty or the kids are clamoring for a Big Mac. Kingston presently offers no clear identity to the traveling public, so most people never consider it a destination. They just put the foot to the pedal and barrel on through.
I know the voices from the “wanting all-day kindergarten” camp are loud, but they are not the only voices. While it may be preferable for a child to be in kindergarten rather than daycare, it is not preferable for a young child to be away from their mother all day.
How does a small, local government contribute to building a safe, democratic, broadly-based community? What brings people together and strengthens our sense of interconnection? One local example is the City of Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Department.
Following is a letter that I sent to Rep. Sherry Appleton earlier Tuesday.
What an amazing community we live and work in...Our efforts to raise fund does not stop now.