Protecting your packages | Letter

Regarding the article on package porch pirates (Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Nov. 30), there are couple of other protective measures that customers and the carriers can take.

I receive frequent packages for one particular vendor. I have set up a UPS My Choice account with UPS so they keep me informed of delivery dates and times. On the other hand, UPS does not always deliver at the time they’ve specified.

Both the U.S. Postal Service and the package delivery companies can improve delivery security by simply ringing doorbells. The U.S. Postal Service stopped ringing doorbells years ago. UPS used to ring doorbells but I’ve noticed that this year they’ve stopped doing that. They save one second by not reaching the doorbell. So when they deliver a package hours before it’s expected, they can let us know that it’s on the porch by simply ringing the doorbell.

Joe Townsend

Redmond

More in Letters to the Editor

A missed opportunity | Letter

Your article (“Let’s talk about race,” Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Dec. 14) missed an… Continue reading

Protecting your packages | Letter

Regarding the article on package porch pirates (Bothell-Kenmore Reporter, Nov. 30), there… Continue reading

Kudos to the postmaster | Letter

I used to dread going to the Bothell Post Office. It was… Continue reading

Washington State Stadium | Letter

“Washington State Stadium” — a publicly named stadium — will promote local… Continue reading

Work toward a cleaner future | Letter

I recognize that climate change is the No. 1 threat to the… Continue reading

One way to address homelessness | Letter

Why is Seattle’s homelessness problem getting worse not better? Some people are… Continue reading

Mental illness in teens | Letter

Who here enjoys high school, Secondary Academy for Success aside? Of course… Continue reading

Shift the SAS stigma | Letter

Coming to Secondary Academy for Success, I had no idea that there… Continue reading

An opportunity for a cleaner future | Letter

Climate change is the No. 1 threat to the bird communities, forests… Continue reading

The next generation | Letter

Did you know that 50 percent of all lifetime causes of mental… Continue reading

Big Oil’s ‘Kool-Aid’ | Letter

Voters drank Big Oil’s “KoolAid” on Nov. 6 and rejected Initiative 1631.… Continue reading

Mental health and young people | Letter

Whenever someone asks how my day is, my muscle memory immediately responds… Continue reading