Letters to the Editor

Storms: Simple lesson: Be prepared

With all the letters that I have been reading about the storms and PSE and such I would like to take a moment to comment.I… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2007

Elections: Don’t single out Barbara Bailey

In reply to “We’re watching Barbara Bailey” (Letters, Jan. 6):I don’t think I’ve ever read anything as narrow minded and bigoted! It would seem Mr.… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2007

Help House has plenty of help

North Whidbey Help House, which was chartered on July 7, 1977, is the food bank that feeds those in need from Deception Pass to Greenbank.… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2007

Current events: No response to dumping

I would like to comment on the issue of illegal dumping on Whidbey Island, and the response of the Sheriff’s Office to this recurrent problem.I… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Current events: Some saw this coming

Is there a kind of Nostradamus living among us in Oak Harbor?In the last few weeks I have read of Oak Harbor schools “discovering” empty… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Current events: Army goes easy on officer

As a former Navy enlisted person I cannot understand why this officer, Lt. Watada, and supposed gentleman is being handled with such kid gloves by… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Current events: Tell me more about this leakage

My curiosity has been tweaked with the addition of new terminology to the pages of this newspaper. That new terminology being “sales tax leakage.” Curiosity… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Current events: Many can still burn outdoors

There seems to be much confusion over the new burn ban. Apparently there is a misconception that there is absolutely no outdoor burning allowed as… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Current events: Snow braved to help foundation

On behalf of the Island County Readiness to Learn Foundation board and staff we would like to thank everyone who helped to make our fund-raising… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Where were the storm troopers?

Lately I’ve seen several letters to the paper about the recent power outage. The complaints range from “why aren’t our power lines buried?” to “why… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Move away for big box stores

For those who support the proliferation of big box stores on Whidbey, please move to Lynnwood, Everett or wherever they like so they can shop… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Current events: Ban ignores wood stoves

Mr. Smith is not alone in not understanding the burn ban now in effect (Letters, Dec. 30).I live in a development near Maple Falls in… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Grandma gaggle bound for D.C.

Calling all grandmas!Were you one of the majority of us who elected a Democratic Congress with the mandate to get us out of Iraq now,… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Current events: It’s inconvenient, but movie’s true

Last year the documentary film “An Inconvienent Truth” was released and a few lucky residents of Whidbey Island were able to view it in its… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2007

Problems: System doesn’t work for mom

I am writing this letter because I want the people in Washington State to know how messed up our unemployment system is.In February 2005, I… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2007

Sports: Island needs its own sportsplex

We are a committee forming to try and bring a sportsplex to Whidbey Island. This sportsplex would hold an ice surface for ice hockey and… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2007

Elections: We’re watching Barbara Bailey

The election is over and Barbara Bailey eked out a win by the narrowest of margins, once again proving the adage that negative attacks work.… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2007

Thanks: Oranges make children happy

Once again, the Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor has provided holiday cheer to the children of the community through the annual Santa Orange Project.Over 1,200… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2007

Feedback: Some depend on big box stores

My comments are in regards to an article by Mr. Bruce Wood (“Sound Off,” Dec. 30).What I would like to say to you sir, is… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2007