Letters for Thursday, March 23, 2017

• Worker an asset to Kauai • Please, put dairy somewhere else • Driving habits are indeed peculiar

Worker an asset to Kauai

At the Kauai District Office, State Department of Taxation, I’ve learned to value a pillar of intimidation.

From behind her ticket window she will calmly appear, her stoic demeanor may elevate some fear. Yet, the responses, directions, and the wealth of information, merit ultimate respect and heartfelt appreciation.

When, determining confusion and striving to comply, I can count on this asset we have on Kauai. I am made to feel worthy, of her time and consideration, kindly providing a continuing education.

Business are disrupted by reporting to fix, when new government guidelines are thrown into the mix. It is comforting to count on competence of occupation, and scrupulous duty, despite affiliation. Identified by name would not befit her style, yet, I hope when she reads this, she’s revealed by her smile.

William Hartsell, Kekaha

Please, put dairy somewhere else

Dear Dairy Folks,

I have asked for you to respond to my question many, many times …. no response.

The question is simply “Why Mahaulepu with all the empty up-country cane fields and other remote sites on the island?”

It is such a simple solution and one that will be supported by me as well as most island folks that I talk to. But no … you folks are determined to screw up one of the most beautiful and sacred sites on the island. Where is your head?

It simply leads me to the possibility you are motivated by totally selfish motives. Not a need for a dairy, common sense or reality. Again, why not choose a site miles from possible detrimental effects on the environment, visitor sites, population centers, cultural sites and one of the most pristine and treasured beaches on the island.

Please respond. If not to me I am certain TGI would be interested in your answer.

Ed Sindt, Kalaheo

Driving habits are indeed peculiar

I totally agree with Dave Stokley, TGI letters (March 5), about the weirdness of drivers driving north on Kupule then onto Kuhio.

I’d say 90 percent of the time the driver in front of me going north is driving 35 to 45 MPH in the 50 zone, then in the 35 MPH zone, speeds up so when they get to the 40 MPH zone they are going 50.

Makes no sense: to be driving slow on the nice wide road and then speed up when the traffic is busier and the road is narrower!

Hardly ever happens in reverse — going south is pretty “normal.”

Drives me crazy. (I know it’s a short trip.)

Helena Cooney, Kapaa


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