Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Home burglary

Please return our precious heirloom

Some time during the night of Friday, Feb. 15, my husband’s shop was burglarized.

I am sorry for the misguided who feel the need to take our chainsaws, welder, drills, generator, etc. that we purchased.

One item that was stolen was a model of a British Naval 14-inch brass barrel oak carriage cannon.

This cannon, a winter project, was just completed by my husband.

If anyone reading is this letter to the editor and is privileged to see this cannon, contact Detective Wright or Detective Blankenship with the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.

Camille Meyers,


Yvonne Cartwright

Donations used for KAC scholarships

A note of thanks to the many friends of Yvonne Cartwright. Her loving family requested gifts be given in her memory to Kitsap Arts and Crafts, a project she was passionate about and served as president for two terms.

She founded the Preview Reception, where one has the opportunity to meet the artists at an awards ceremony and the scholarship winners.

Your gifts will provide a full scholarship in her name to a deserving 2008 graduate.

Glea Brantetter,


911 briefs

Where’d they go?

I would really appreciate seeing the return of the police blotter feature in the Herald. I do not subscribe to the Kitsap Sun so I have not been aware of the crime activity that has been occurring in my own neighborhood the past few weeks. I just received an email about the arrests of 5 people who have victimized our area.

I think you do have a responsibility to keep your readers informed of important happenings in their community.

Burglary and theft are certainly important enough to be covered and the absence of the police blotter has left a lot of us uninformed. Please consider doing this important service for your readers.

Dorothy Benson,


Barack Obama

He’s all talk,

no action

I can’t believe the amount of support that Barack Obama is garnering in this campaign. He is a man of rhetoric, not substance. The fact that so many are blindly following him is indeed a scary phenomenon.

I, too, would like to see change and an end to political corruption. But should we really allow a man with virtually no track record or experience lead the most powerful nation on the planet?

While I would heartily support a person of color or a female to ascend to the highest position our nation has, I would much rather it were the right person. But alas, Obama followers seem more bent on beating the establishment with the candidate they think can win rather than demanding real, workable solutions to America’s toughest problems.

This is about leadership — the right leadership — substantive solutions, not poetic ideals.

Solutions that will not force business out of business, increase the unemployment rate, put more Americans on government-funded payrolls (read entitlement programs), continue to prop up an inadequate educational system, and leave our country vulnerable to attack (I could go on).

Unfortunately, there is no one on any ticket that meets our country’s needs. I’ll still be voting for Fred Thompson — the only candidate who was willing to give the whole truth and provide more substantive solutions (which didn’t fit into a convenient soundbite) — even though most of America didn’t want to hear it and the media didn’t want to report it. Shame on us for giving up our minds to the media ... shame on all of us for not demanding substance and truth from our country and our political parties.

We’ll get what we deserve for falling asleep at the wheel.

William Doyle,


Val Torrens

Glad she’s back

I’m glad to know that Val Torrens’ column is back. I know that not everyone agrees with all she says, but who does? Not everyone agrees with Adele either.

That’s the whole point of having different opinions shared - to spark ideas, conversation and discourse. Thanks for reinstating Val’s column.

Rob Gelder,


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