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What would Adams think?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

A recent American Experience program on Channel 9 presented the partnership of John and Abigail Adams. Their loving and lasting relationship through the trials of separation, war and death brought the travails of the Revolutionary war and the birth of our nation vividly to life. Her letters to him always began dearest friend. The love expressed was clear, even in the less torrid (than our times) language used.

Hypocritical Oath

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:01PM

This letter is in response to your editorial piling on to stomp President Bush over his commutation of jail time for Libby. It reminds me of a bunch of schoolyard bullies who, when finding one of their own (special prosecutor Fitzgerald) caught out and denied, put on their hobnailed boots and gang stomp the good Samaritan (President Bush), who has righted the injustice done to (probably innocent and certainly irrelevant) Scooter Libby.

Pat McKenzie Memorial thank you

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

My sisters and I would like to thank all the family and friends that attended the celebration of life for our dad, Pat McKenzie. It has been a very difficult time for us and seeing you all there was a great comfort. Our mom and dad were taken away much to soon, so I hope everyone takes a moment to realize how precious this life is and never take it for granted. Rest in peace, from Shari Lopez, Lori Gardner and Alena Barlow.

Thank you, Island Crossing

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who came to my assistance at the tragic accident near Island Crossing on Highway 530 on June 14, 2007. I know that several surrounding fire/aid units responded.

Motorcross Proposal

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

For those who use the Mt. Loop Highway east of Granite Falls, please be aware of a major proposed project that, if allowed to develop, will completely change the quiet and natural beauty enjoyed by so many. Whether you live, hike, bike, fish or just enjoy an occasional scenic drive along this beautiful two-lane highway east of Granite Falls, you will be impacted.

Arlington Festival

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

First, let me thank the city of Arlington for punting during this years Festival. Having the street torn up made things quite a challenge, but overall I think you did a wonderful job. I will miss the Street Fair, but am sure that next years will more than make up for the lack of one this year. I do, however, have a question and a comment regarding this years festivities. My question is, why didnt we ask the local cannon-owners back for the opening Duck Dash shot and instead decided on the Seafair Pirates? While they may have attracted a lot of children, they were also quite lewd in many instances and demanded a bit of attention (not always of the good kind). My comment is, there was a definite decrease in the number of people at Haller Park for the Duck Dash this year, which was sad. I wonder if its because there were a very limited number of places to sit or stand where you could see the water. It would havebeen nice if the city had been a bit more proactive, knowing that more than a thousand people may want to watch the ducks, and either cut or at least topped all the trees that have grown so tall by the river. I believe that would have made the park much more people-friendly and more would have come to the party. On a positive note, the fireworks show was fabulous. Thank you for providing a place where everyone can be safe and enjoy a wonderful show. See you all at the Fly-In.

From the Editor:

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

In David Meyerings letter to the editor published in the July 4 edition of the paper, the last section of the letter should have read, Hospitals are closing all over the nation because of demographics and mandated but unfunded congressional requirements that emergency room care be given to anyone who shows up. Now, here we are, barely keeping our heads above water and we pass a bond to double the size of our facilities while reducing the staff. The unfunded was erroneously printed at unfounded.

Tolbert for Council

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

I have served on the Arlington Planning Commission for the past three years. During that tenure, it has been clear to me that Arlington is at a crossroads. We have in place a comprehensive plan for our city which lays out an aggressive 10-year path for population and business growth. The details of that plan have not been filled in.

Graham Smith

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

I strongly encourage you to vote to return Graham Smith to the Arlington City Council. We need his strong, qualified voice and experience on council committees and in his background in investments as the city continues its rapid growth. Graham possesses the spirit, qualities and will to advocate for the enhancement of the community that Arlingtons citizens deserve. Vote for Graham Smith.

Re-elect Graham Smith

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

I strongly encourage you to vote to return Graham Smith to the Arlington City Council. We need his strong, qualified voice and experience on Council committees and in his background in investments as the city continues its rapid growth. Graham possesses the spirit and qualities which, along with his determination, will continue working for us to make Arlington a safe and desirable place to live.

59 percent

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

On election night, any campaign in our state receiving a 59 percent outcome begins celebrating with slaps on the back and champagne for all their hard work paying off.

Fire Commissioner

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

Members from the Silvana Firefighters Association announce their endorsement of Chris Edmundson for Fire Commissioner.

Simple Majority

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

On behalf of the Arlington School District Board of Directors, I am writing this letter in support of EHJR 4204, a simple majority for our local schools.

Firefighters endorsement

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

The Arlington Professional Firefighters Local 3728 has voted to support Mr. Chris Edmundson in the race for Fire Commissioner in District 19. Arlington has maintained a close working relationship with District 19 over the years and it is our belief that Mr. Edmundson represents the best candidate to maintain that strong interagency working relationship.

Prison Labor Law

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

On our ballots Nov. 6 will be the Senate Joint Resolution 8212. Please vote no.

Yes on motocross

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

Another Motocross? Yes. It seems there will always be people that no matter what is proposed will have nothing better to do than try and stop it. In this case, the motocross park outside of Granite Falls. To respond to a previous letter which makes a statement that from a five minute search on the internet there are 14 official racing facilities and 30 orv parks. Of course, if you found it on the internet its got to be true.

Thank you

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 8:00PM

On behalf of the Loyal Heights Community Club we would like to thank the Arlington Times, Marysville Globe, groups and individuals who donated items for sale and the greater Arlington Community for supporting our recent successful fall bazaar.

New Ferry?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:59PM

You will soon be asked to vote funds for the construction of a massive new ferry terminal at the south end of the Edmonds waterfront. An overhead, 7-8-ferry freeway and an automated people mover, of unknown dimensions, will span the north end of Marina Park. It will cover the parking lot, play area and a section, width unknown, of the Port/Park connecting bridge.

Johnny-come-lately

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:59PM

The headlines tell the story. Toyota No. 1 in world car sales. Environmentally based new jobs top 170,000 in Germany. Thousands of Chinese-produced CFLs (energy efficient light bulbs) saving money for American families. Germany leads world in Wind Power. Soy leads in solar cell applications.

Thank you from the Salvation Army

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:59PM

On Aug. 24, The Salvation Army officially opened our satellite office in Marysville, Wash., designed to provide emergency family services to the communities of Marysville, Tulalip and northern Snohomish County. What was truly amazing to us was the wonderful reception we received from your community since we first announced our plans.

Thats a lot of tax dollars

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:59PM

A state study last year showed that 42 percent of newly incarcerated people in our correctional facilities had been there before and were repeat offenders. Between thousands of people recycling back into state prisons each year and the tough mandatory minimum sentencing laws, we are unable to build prisons as fast as we are filling them.

A great reflection

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:59PM

As the current cross country season for Arlington High School comes to a close, we would like to express our appreciation and respect for the coaches of the team. As parents, we have been involved with the cross-country team for the past six years. Both of our daughters have run for the team. The coaches instill a sense of camaraderie, dedication, fun and self-discipline that gives the students the drive to run farther than they ever thought they could and the motivation to continue pushing themselves. Weve seen these attributes spill into other areas of our daughters lives, such as academics, tennis, track and helping others.

Just tagging along

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:59PM

The headlines shout the real story. Sony leads solar-cell production; Toyota number one in world car sales; environmentally based new jobs in Germany top 170,000; thousands of Chinese produced CFLs saving money for American households; Germany leading the world in wind power production; California takes strong action to cut carbon dioxide emission.

Santas helpers

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:59PM

For the past 12 years Arlington High School DECA has been adopting families to help provide a Christmas for them. This year has been yet another successful year. You might have seen a DECA member standing outside your local grocery stores collecting canned goods and money.

Lip service

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:59PM

Its really interesting to see what government says and what it really does. Believe it or not, the two arent always the same. Lets forget, for the moment, things at the federal level. Instead lets concentrate on the local scene.

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