Megan Hansen

Letter: Losing with the most votes isn’t a Democratic system

Editor, The big flaw in Harry S. Hansen’s comparison of the electoral college to the way members of Congress are chosen is that he confuses… Continue reading

Holiday House still in need of donations

Volunteers were hard at work this week decorating and organizing Santa’s bounty for the annual Holiday House giving program, which opens Saturday. Having served 575… Continue reading

Town budget reflects staffing, salary increases

Town of Coupeville will enter the coming year with a $4.46 million budget that provides additional employees, benefits and projects. And a substantial pay increase… Continue reading

Festival association awards $31K in community grants

The Coupeville Festival Association awarded more than $31,000 in community grants last week to 10 organizations. Several of this year’s grants went to projects aimed… Continue reading

Soaring through fall

By Megan Hansen mhansen@whidbeynewsgroup.com… Continue reading

Port commission violated OPMA, employees say

Port employees say commissioners met outside of a public meeting for nearly two hours last week.

Coupeville considers utility rate hike

Coupeville Town Council is anticipated next week to approve new utility rates that will increase the average homeowner’s bill by $42.

Coupeville council says Navy’s jet noise impact area too small

Coupeville Town Council members assert that the Navy should consider areas near the Central Whidbey touch-and-go field as “directly impacted” by jet noise. After initially withholding comment, the town council last month responded to the Navy’s request for input on how jet noise at OLF Coupeville affects historic properties. The Navy made the request as part of the Environmental Impact Statement study which is required with the switch to EA-18G Growler jets.

SPECIAL DELIVERY: Program ensures students get three squares

Aaron Syring said he first learned several years ago during a parent-teacher conference that child hunger was an increasing problem in Oak Harbor That realization led to the creation of a program in Oak Harbor that was already up and running in other communities.

Attendance steady, sales strong at annual festival

Under sunny skies and despite an abundance of events on Whidbey over the weekend, attendance was strong for this year’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival.

A&C Fest gives back to the community

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival organizers are finalizing last-minute details before one of Whidbey Island’s largest events of the year gets underway Friday.

Lavender Wind Festival will go on despite loss of some 2,000 plants

The pretty purple fields at Lavender Wind Farm off West Beach are a far cry from last year’s “bumper” crop.

Free car charging station to open at Greenbank Farm

Pretty soon electric cars will have a free charging station in Central Whidbey.

Coupeville Town Council considers first utility rate hike in 14 years

Members of the Coupeville Town Council got their first look at proposed utility rate increases during a special workshop and some council members were concerned the rate hikes might not be high enough.

On the waterfront: Annual festival is steeped in tradition

Penn Cove Water Festival kicks off its 25th year today in downtown Coupeville.

Weekend MusselFest all about ‘more, more, more’

This weekend’s Penn Cove MusselFest is about extra everything. Expect extra tour boats, extra shuttles, extra bathrooms, extra music and, most importantly, extra chowder tasting tickets.

New A&C Fest guidelines irk some Coupeville merchants

Some downtown Coupeville merchants aren’t happy about new rules imposed for the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival that they say could hurt business.

Port identifies structural issues with Coupeville Wharf

An inspection of the Coupeville Wharf shows part of the structure has settled about 2 inches because of rotting piling caps.

Five-car accident kills Oak Harbor man Tuesday

An 82-year-old Oak Harbor man died Tuesday morning in a five-car accident north of Dugualla Bay.

Oak Harbor man dies in five car accident Tuesday | UPDATED

An 82-year-old Oak Harbor man died Tuesday morning in a five car accident north of Dugualla Bay. The accident sent three people to area hospitals and shut down Highway 20 near Jones Road for several hours while police investigated.