Letters to the Editor

Slow growth, no new bridge

Dave Crawfold wants another bridge. Fortunately, our elected officials, in his words, run from him and won’t return his calls. God bless Reps. Barbara Bailey and Norma Smith!

Our lovely island is slowly but surely being paved and “built out.” In the 14 years I have lived here, I have seen lovely hills sprout houses and roads increasingly heavy with traffic. There is probably no way to stop that process. We can, however, choose to keep it from running rampant so that we don’t quickly lose the beauty and unhurried pace that brought us here in the first place.

If we build a bridge to make it easy for people to get back and forth from Seattle, Seattle will quickly take over our island.

If we resist that temptation, we can delay the blight. That’s the right choice. No new bridge, please!

Richard Niell Donovan
Oak Harbor

 

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