Letters to the Editor

Letter: Increased Growler noise diminishes island’s value

Editor, After years of testimonies and commentaries and public meetings and protests, the Navy has determined what it already knew — that, despite the proven… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: Growler noise levels are overwhelming, unfair

Editor, For the past three years, I’ve attended meetings, presentations and rallies, signed postcards, written letters and hoped that the U.S. Navy would minimize their… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Letter: Navy needs to be part of the solution for housing

Editor, I read in Saturday’s, March 23 Whidbey News-Times that Whidbey leaders in planning and real estate met to try to “solve” Whidbey’s burgeoning housing… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Don’t believe false claims about MMR vaccine safety

Editor, The following is in response to the Feb. 20 letter to the editor by Ed. A. Drum. Mr. Drum made unsubstantiated claims about how… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Habitat for Humanity saw successful building event

Editor, Thank you for a successful Women Build 2019 event. On March 8 and 9, we saw over 80 enthusiastic Women Build volunteers at our… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

Letter: Island shouldn’t have to put up with noise abuse

Editor, Listening to the Growlers practice last week at both airports led me to a significant conclusion. I have over 30 years’ experience planning and… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2019

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