Letters to the Editor

Letter: Ferry spokesman gave reporter false information

Editor, Reporter Laura Guido was given false information by Ian Sterling, “a spokesman for state ferries.” (March 13 story, “Kayak disrupts ferry.”) I quote from… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

 

Letter: Americans should celebrate social programs, safety nets

Editor, Dear Americans, are you for or against Social Security? Here’s what the polls say: On average 80 percent of Americans are in favor of… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

 

Letter: Thank you for a great St. Patrick’s Day celebration

Editor, Wow. What a day. Thank you, citizens of Oak Harbor, for coming to the 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and festivities. Thank you… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019

 

Letter: Unaccredited hospital is not patient’s first choice

Editor, I am responding to a recent article about WhidbeyHealth’s loss of income from scheduled surgeries. I wonder if this is as a result of… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019

Letter: Thank you to the good Samaritans for briefcase

Editor, Dear wonderful, thoughtful people. Bud and I wish to thank you for picking up his briefcase on the road. It was so nice to… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019

Letter: Democrats the biggest threat to safety, security

Editor, The state Legislature is in the process of gutting the “three strikes, you’re out” law, passed by voters with an overwhelming majority. Lawmakers are… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Letter: Appreciative of Navy EIS decision, Navy aviators

Editor, First, I want to express sincere gratitude to the United States Navy management. You made the right decision based on an EIS authorized by… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Letter: Progressives raising money to repair storm damage

Editor, Many people who have been in, or rented, the Greenbank Clubhouse, are asking me when they will be able to use it again. A… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Letter: Border security, integrity ensures sovereignty, safety

Editor, Simple question: Are we the United States of America, or are we the United States of North, South and Central America? I believe border… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth shouldn’t be turning away patients

Editor, My wife has been taking allergy shots since November of 2017. She was diagnosed with severe allergies by an ENT doctor in Mount Vernon.… Continue reading

Letter: State Ferries’ response to incident was troubling

Editor, I was one of the unfortunate souls on board the state ferry Kittitas Saturday afternoon, which had just docked at Clinton and was getting… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Letter: Thank you to those who hosted AARP safety classes

Editor, I wish to thank the Oak Harbor Senior Center, Island Senior Services, Bayview Senior Center and, finally, the Coupeville United Methodist Church for hosting… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Letter: Writer’s opinions on school safety are too left-leaning

Editor, Reading Gary Piazzon’s opinions in the letters to the editor, it occurs to me he doesn’t mention any way of making schools safe and… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Letter: Raise age to 21 for those wanting to buy tobacco

Editor, My father started smoking at age 18, when he joined the Marines. He developed chronic obstructive disease in his 70s and struggled to breathe… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Trump’s use of Emergency Powers Act is a concern

Editor, The Emergency Powers Act — a newsworthy topic of late. Should we be concerned that the president has asserted these powers for the purpose… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Fire up those lawnmowers, the chainsaws after 10 p.m.

Editor, Regarding the proposed increased touch-and-go flights at Ault Field and Outlying Field Coupeville, the current noise ordinance time restrictions in Island County may become… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Navy’s decision to filter water shows it’s not safe

Editor, It’s been more than two years since PFAS chemicals leaking from Navy property were discovered in the Town of Coupeville’s water, the same water… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Supports those students fighting for safe schools

Editor, On Valentine’s Day, we lit 1,217 candles to honor and in recognition of the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. The candles were for… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Letter: Letter from ACHP to Navy reflects group’s concern

Editor, We hear them. Do they hear us? The recent letter sent by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, or ACHP, to the secretary of… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Letter: Letter to editor about HB 1638 was inaccurate

Editor, A letter to the editor about vaccinations, published Feb. 20 in the Whidbey News-Times stated, “House Bill 1638 mandates the removal of religious and… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019