Hometown newspaper shares hometown news
Applause for a great front page for the March 21 Lake Stevens Journal.
The pictures and article about the “Battle of the Books” at Lake Stevens and North Lake Middle Schools was a great way to focus on the wonderful things happening in our schools. Then to read about our very own Taco Time and see the photograph of their very special personnel who will be featured in commercials was amazing.
Who knows, perhaps this may be a break for one of them! This is what a home town newspaper should be about! Thanks for making the front page truly about our community!
Reardon should admit his affairs
In regard to the most recent woman who has come forward and accused Aaron Reardon of cheating on his wife with her, it sure does beg the question: Can Mr. Reardon ever just step up to the plate and admit he has had affairs?
I was skeptical that it could have been a case of a lover scorned when the first woman came out with allegations against him, but now that there is another woman going to the press with allegations it just seems more than that and is more than likely true.
If Mr. Reardon wants to challenge accusations of misuse of public funds, that is fine. Any politician deserves that but all I ask of the county executive is to come forward and admit he has cheated. The longer he denies this and the longer he refuses to answer questions from the press, the more guilty he looks. The ball is in your court Mr. Executive.
Machias River left unsafe
During the recent flooding of the Machias River our neighbor’s home, upstream in Granite Falls, was washed into the river and is scattered everywhere in our once beautiful backyard. There was also a beef carcass that was dumped into the Machias River behind my home. The cow carcass was dumped at the county maintained bridge at the end of 64th St. NE in Lake Stevens.
I was told by other members of the community that the county maintenance crew dumped the carcass off of the bridge. This is appalling and extremely disgusting, considering that this is my back yard. I was hoping that the winter would take the carcass away, but it did not moved. Thankfully the county removed it last Friday, March 23.
Regarding the mess left over from the landowners, I believe they should be responsible for cleaning the mess their house left behind or at least fined for filling one of the most protected rivers in the state with household items including but not limited to: wiring, cable, insulation, lumber filled with rusty nails, broken windows, dishwasher, conduit, glass, metal, siding, roofing and anything else you find in your home.
If there is anything you can do to help me spread awareness of these situations I am begging you for my help.
The Machias River is our home and it only takes a few irresponsible people to ruin the entire river for all of us. My children and I enjoy playing in the river/our back yard, and with this mess to deal with I feel it is unsafe for them and others.