Letters to the Editor

On fireworks and graffiti

The articles April 14 about public concern over fireworks danger and West Beach graffiti share this in common:

It’s been happening for years. Right now little kids everywhere are discussing firecrackers and arguing about smoke balls being lame. Thirty years from now, their kids will probably do the same thing. Instead of trying to save us from ourselves, elected officials should focus on reminding people of the dangers and advocating common sense.

Likewise, spray painting rocks has been going on for a long time. Perhaps some kind of booby trap is needed. When my dad was little, he and his buddies stopped swiping watermelons when the farmer made a sign that read: “One melon is poisoned.”

Dundee Woods
Oak Harbor


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

Read the Oct 22
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates