Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Downtown Poulsbo

Five-way intersection is a driving drag

Although I am not a resident of Poulsbo, I am interested in what is going on in Poulsbo. A couple of weeks ago, the Herald ran an article about the five-way intersection there by the Murphy House on Hostmark at Lincoln. The article centered around the safety issue of the intersection and the solutions.

I read a number of solutions, but no mention of just adding two more stop signs making that intersection a 5-way stop. Granted in the winter, ice or snow might be a problem, but I’m sure that the Poulsbo Road crew would be on top of that.

Maybe there is some sort of law restricting that solution?

Sounds the least expensive to me as a solution, but then what do I know?

The next week I was looking at the artist’s rendition of the new city hall.

Nice building, however, I didn’t see any designated parking for that building. Maybe it was under the building, perhaps a parking garage?

Then again, maybe I just missed the parking spaces. Interesting. Thank you.

Ricki Calhoun,


KHS drama club

And then there were many

to thank

The Kingston High School Drama Club presented Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None at NK Auditorium February 22,23,29, and March 1.

The success of our show was due to the huge support we had from the community. I would like to thank everyone who came to see the show and the following groups and individuals for donating time or lending items to us: Cornelia Gifford, Moira Prendergast, Carl Miller, Isabel Gates, The Roving Players, Scott Snively, Cherry and Wheeler Edwards, Patsy, Ross and Paul Bryan, Russell and Robin Bishop, Ron Lemay, Abe McGowan, Etri Ajbour, David Roberts, the North Kitsap Options Program, North Kitsap High School Drama, David Leinweber, Jim Noeldner, Richard Pullen, De’ MacKinnon, Lori Camp, Rhonda Rusk, and Deon Mackley.

Thank you so much! We could not have done it without you!

Alison Roberts,

KHS Drama Advisor


Calming devices create backlash

I believe the recent chain of events involving traffic “calming” devices around Hansville and the obvious backlash of opposition by the affected public majority has highlighted a bigger underlying theme.

While I applaud the efforts of citizens to organize into groups and committees with similar interests, I think they should stick to planning family friendly events and centers and not meddle in policy making.

Most of the populous that chooses to live in rural communities, does so not purely for economic reasons, but because they are independent do-it-yourselfers.

We live in the country because we don’t appreciate being told how high our fence will be, what color our house should be, how often our lawn should be mowed, or even that things we choose to have in our yards are considered a nuisance or eyesore to others. We don’t live in planned neighborhoods for a reason!

I love North Kitsap, and specifically Hansville. Our property has been enjoyed by four generations, and has definitely paid our fair share in taxes (approaching $1,000 per month).

I’m concerned that there are those that would have our community turned into a “village” or “planned” community.

If you choose to move to the country, please leave your “city” mentality and related regulations behind.

There is nothing about Hansville that needs to be “fixed.” We welcome individuality and diversity. Please allow that to remain our theme.

Ben Sabin,


Disco bowling

Yes, it’s really him

My name is Randy Jones, the original Village People Cowboy.

It sure warms the heart to read accounts such as this one in your paper about “Get down, boogie-oogie bowling.” Being made aware of the lasting breadth and depth of the impact which our career has had on the lives of others is a wonderful thing.

Thanks for remembering. God bless.

Randy Jones,

New York City

Hooray for litter!

Thank you, fast food emporiums

I‘d like to thank our local fast food emporiums for packaging their nourishing delicacies in colorful containers. It truly livens up the otherwise drab greens and browns of our roadsides.

Art Day,


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