Letters to the Editor

Letter: Business community in Oak Harbor is better off thanks to Cribb

Editor, I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to Christine Cribb for all of her work with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Since she… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

 

Letter: Cartoonist doesn’t understand gun laws

Editor, Regarding the political cartoon in your Aug. 10 issue that shows two soldiers marveling that civilians can get the “same” assault weapons that they… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

 

Letter: Stop throwing your butts onto the roads

Editor, Just over a year ago, my best friend and I decided to adopt several miles of road under the Island County Adopt-a-Road Program. We… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

 

Letter: Christmas In July Food and Fund Drive a huge success

Editor, We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation for an extremely successful Christmas In July Food and Fund Drive. Help… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Time spent in emergency room less than satisfactory

Editor, My first experience in the WhidbeyHealth emergency room was in May 2014, when I first arrived on the island as a resident. I was… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019

Letter: Despite hyperbole, lawsuit not about shuttering base

Editor, The Bounce-on-Whidbey group is ramping up its rhetoric and scaring politicians into uncomfortable corners. Emerging within the ramp-up is a healthy level of irrationality,… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Kudos to city for its update to Windjammer

Editor, I’d like to extend heartfelt thanks and congratulations to the City of Oak Harbor leaders and workers who put together the updated Windjammer Park.… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Humans aren’t responsible for climage change

Editor, I want to address the “Climate 101” lesson that Mr. Piazzon presented in his letter to the editor of July 9. The fact is… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: State AG’s lawsuit about activism, not science

Editor, The Whidbey community should be quite cynical concerning the Washington Attorney General and activist lawsuits against the Navy. A strong and sincere case, intended… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Oak Harbor should have done more to keep event

Editor, I just recently learned some sad news. Whidbey Island Race Week, a premier sailing regatta in Washington state for the past 37 years, is… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Article needed to address the starving orcas

Editor, Your article about how fine the Chinook fishing is failed to include any mention of the well-known fact that our Southern Resident Killer Whales,… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Salmon fishing article, photo a slap in face

Editor, “The end of a species comes as tranquilly as this gentle sunrise. There’s no final struggle, no valorous last stand or terminal flourish. Just… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Mayor of Oak Harbor speaking for constituents

Editor, In response to Mr. Patrick Hussey’s letter appearing in the Aug. 13 of the Whidbey News-Times: Civics class is in session. The mayor of… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth, Careage were exemplary

Editor, I have had surgery at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and my wife was hospitalized there several times, most recently last month. I have run hospitals… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Arguments being made against jets hold no water

Editor, All these anti-Growler/OLF letters are interesting for the lack of facts and heavy duty innuendo and blame. This week, we’re treated to the “not… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2019

Letter: Thank you for supporting Garage of Blessings sale

Editor, On behalf of the board of directors for the nonprofit Garage of Blessings, I would like to thank the community for its great support… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: ‘Navy brat’ supports AG’s lawsuit against the Navy

Editor, This letter is with reference to Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severn’s recent letter to state Attorney General Robert Ferguson, as reported in the July… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Hospital’s CEO needs to explain impact of change

Editor, Rumor has it that WhidbeyHealth has terminated its contract with Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue. Specifically, what does this mean for our community? Will… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Consider making event an ‘animal-friendly fest’

Editor, The Pigfest’s organizers, sponsors and participants should work to transform Pigfest into an animal-friendly fest. Although events promoting community spirit and charitable giving are… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2019

Letter: Electing Democrats will lead to the ruin of country

Editor, “Make America poor,” but not again as it was never poor. This will not be the Democrats’ slogan, but it will be the result… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2019