Letter to Editor | On That OPALCO Rate Increase

— from Alex MacLeod — In what has become an annual event, OPALCO put out a news release the other day letting us know our electricity rates are increasing yet again, this time by another 5%, effective January 1. It said the increase is necessary “to meet OPALCO’s cost of service, … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Never a Better Time for School Bond

— from Jim Shaffer-Bauck — One of the most important investments a community can make is in the education of its youth,  an investment that produces returns not only to the students directly benefiting, but also to the character of the community in general. The upcoming bond issue represents such … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | A UW Clinic Accessible to All

— from Bob Waunch — Merchants, tradesmen, teachers, students, parents, real estate agents, restaurant staff, business owners, lawyers, contractors, heavy-equipment operators, arborists, consultants, retirees: All of us are likely to have medical issues at some time – hopefully minor, but some will be serious. Even when our outstanding Orcas Island … Continue reading