Enough is enough

City of Sunnyside, we as citizens, need to take a stand. Enough is enough.

I'm referring to Tuesday's Daily Sun News front page. I agree Ronald Reagan did change the course of American history. I also agree he may have been a good man, but I don't know first-hand.

Martin Luther King made historic civil rights changes. But now, according to one of our city council members, Dr. King was an adulterer. Well, Mr. Ricks must have first-hand knowledge of this information. I'd like to see the pictures or any evidence he has to be able to sit up there on his pedestal, with his walk-on-water mentality, and spew such vicious accusations. But I don't believe so.

It wasn't too long ago Mr. Ricks whined that anything you read was usually full of innuendos or half-truths. So, Mr. Ricks either witnessed the act or has pictures.

We as a community need to be outraged at the arrogance of such behavior.

I'm not opposed to naming a street after Reagan. I think it's a great idea.

But I also think someone else on the council should have told Mr. Ricks his comments were inappropriate.

Ricks should apologize for his innuendo. No more Mr. in front of his name. Only respected people deserve that honor.

/s/ Bob Sarmiento Sr., Sunnyside

Renaming street

I am writing this in regards to the issue of renaming South First Street after Ronald Reagan. I believe the first thing that should have been done was to ask the Reagan family/estate if they would find this acceptable. This is a courtesy because Ronald Reagan's name is not part of the public domain and they should have the right to control over when and where the name is used.

This is also supposed to be an honor the citizens of the city bestow. But the way this was done could be seen as controversial.

I think you would find the family would like President Reagan remembered as someone who could find common ground with people even if they disagreed with him politically. Like his friendship with Tip O'Neil.

This thing was handled very heavy handed. It is not as though the residents of Sunnyside object to renaming something after Ronald Reagan, but what and where is the question to be answered.

I think we should remember Ronald Reagan grew up in a time when civility was important.

Thank you.

/s/ Carol L. Peterson, Sunnyside

Neighborly help

I would like to thank everyone who helped put out the fire in my bushes.

What would this world be without nice people who are willing to help neighbors that need quick action? I don't know who some of you are, but many thanks.

/s/ Bonnie Paulson, Sunnyside

Many thanks

The first Lower Valley Providers appreciation night was held May 7. Several community organizations and vendors came with information and products. The event was a great success due to contributions, donations and support from our communities. Thank you to everyone that helped make this a wonderful event.

/s/ Liz Charvet, Grandview


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