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Letters for Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Your welcome, aloha appreciated

Dear residents of Kaua‘i;

Thank you for not losing your incredible sense of hospitality in the light of the influx of tourists who may have lost their sense of civility and respect.

I have witnessed several rude examples of ungrateful visitors to this lovely, welcoming island. As a visitor of over 10 years, I am appalled at the disrespect shown by many tourists toward the islanders, and even toward each other. We have all been through some difficult COVID times, and the islanders have suffered extensively, all because they rely on “serving us” who are lucky to have been able to break loose from our confinements!

Please know that many of us love, respect and all feel so grateful that you still welcome us and share aloha. I personally apologize for all those who have grown on the ugly side of this pandemic.


Teresa Engelhardt, Fox Island, Washington

Questions enforcement of fireworks laws

The Monday, June 21 article about the fireworks rules presented by the KFD was very informative. However, what was missing was the enforcement of these rules.

This is where the KPD comes into the picture.

There are three subjects about this, and they are the what, where and when.

The what by the KFD explained the legal fireworks, but what about the illegal ones? The illegal ones are either smuggled or manufactured by adding more gunpowder to existing legal ones. How does KPD enforce rules against that?

For the where, the KFD explained that the only place for fireworks is one’s own property. No fireworks in the streets, on the sidewalks or in parks. I live on a street with a park across the street of which people gather and blow off fireworks. Is KPD going to cite these people or tell them to move along?

And, lastly, the when. The time for this is Sunday, the 4th, between 1 and 9 p.m. The park again in the past between 9 p.m. to midnight has seen a lot of fireworks. What about that?

Mark Perry, Lihu‘e
Source: The Garden Island

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