Tell the Sounder what you think

Wind, rain and a drop in temperature. Autumn announced its arrival in no uncertain terms.

And so we say “So long” to another busy summer season and “Hello” to what is, for most islanders, an opportunity to ease back on the throttle a bit in the months ahead.

Or is it?

Along with the fall comes a different set of seasons begging for attention: county budget, a new school year, legislative sessions and more. The weight of local issues tends to rise like a hot air balloon as the hustle and bustle of the summer season fades in the rear-view mirror.

Here at the Sounder, we’d like to know what you think.

Are you concerned about the commercial pot business that was just approved for Eastsound?

Do you agree with the county’s proposed 2016 budget?

What are your thoughts on local crime? Is the Sheriff’s Office doing a good job?

All of these issues are covered in this edition of your community newspaper.

Perhaps you’re already aware that the section of the Islands’ Sounder devoted to letters to the editor and guest columns – the Opinion pages – is a favorite among readers (the Sheriff’s Log still takes the lead for “most read” stories).

We’re gratified that so many of you take the time to write, and to share your insights, thoughts and opinions both with us and your neighbors. We welcome all kinds of letters as long as they are 350 words or less, pertain to a local topic and are not defamatory to private individuals.

Is there something you would like to see us cover? Do you have an idea for a special section? What are we doing right? What are we doing wrong?

Send us your opinions (whether for print or not) to