Letters to the Editor

Letter: The real deal with the Oak Harbor Senior Center bus, program

Editor, It is always refreshing to know people care about, and are engaged in, their community. As our membership here at the Oak Harbor Senior… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: Trump’s achievements deserve recognition, praise

Editor, In 2020, we are all going to make a critical choice as to which way our country goes. As of now, there are 20… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: ‘Gentle giant’, aka Roger Sherman, will be missed

Editor, Whidbey has lost a gentle giant. Roger Sherman was a tall man, but that’s not what made him a giant. First, he was a… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: Helpful citizens ‘made my day’ at commissary, beach

Editor, On Friday afternoon, April 12, I had a couple events take place that made me realize what fine people we have in Oak Harbor.… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Letter: Island is fortunate to have qualified local health care

Editor, When we moved here 20 years ago this month, we fell in love with Whidbey Island. We loved it so much, we started telling… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Letter: Consider tax support for critical hospital services

Editor, WhidbeyHealth is an extremely valuable resource for island residents that must be preserved and especially nurtured. It is a rural, critical access health system,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Letter: Roger Sherman was a one-of-a-kind ‘gentle giant’

Editor, Whidbey has lost a gentle giant. Roger Sherman was a tall man, but that’s not what made him a giant. First, he was a… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Letter: Sound Off writer spot on about need for new blood

Editor, In general, I do not agree with comments written by Ron Born. However, I do agree with him regarding his recent Sound Off column… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Letter: Without warning, city has left the disabled ‘stranded’

Editor, The Oak Harbor Senior Center’s latest travel bulletin encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in senior center trips, including those people in wheelchairs. Yet,… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Letter: Holiday is about much more than bunnies, eggs

Editor, Each spring, at parks such as Dan Porter Park in Clinton or on church grounds, many American families gather to watch children search for… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Letter: New parking lot doesn’t meet definition of ‘green’

Editor, Greening of Coupeville? I was saddened to see that the parking lot by the library will be paved instead of using a surfacing that… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Letter: Residents shouldn’t be charged for the stormwater runoff

Editor, This is in regard to the article in the Whidbey News-Times article on Saturday April 13 stating that residents of the Town of Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Hospital island residents treasured now long gone

Editor, We used to have our own little hospital here on Whidbey Island. It was simply Whidbey General Hospital — and it was ours. Our… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: On brink of homelessness as cost of living increases

Editor, I recently attended an excellent briefing on homelessness given by Island County Human Resources at the Oak Harbor Library. I thought the subject was… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Coupeville Lions Club had successful dinner, auction

Editor, On the evening of Feb. 23, the Coupeville Lions Club held another successful scholarship dinner and auction for Coupeville High School seniors. We recently… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: What’s up with the extra traffic light at Erie Street?

Editor, At times, different parts of our government impress me and at other times confuse me. Right now I am working on the confused part.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Be certain to you pay your property taxes on time

Editor, Taxpayers of Island County, please take note. Property taxes are due April 30, 2019. Please mail early. When you mail your tax payment from… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: People of Oak Harbor deserve rent, tax cuts

Editor, I think the people in Oak Harbor deserve a rent reduction and property tax reduction. The Navy is bringing 36 more EA-18G jet airplanes.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Military Catholics welcome at the community parishes

Editor, Members of the Catholic communities of St. Augustine in Oak Harbor and St. Mary in Coupeville join our fellow Catholics at Naval Air Station… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Why doesn’t the Navy take jets off of Whidbey?

Editor, This is regarding EA-18G and F/A-18 training flights Why doesn’t the Navy conduct this training at Selah Airfield at the Yakima Training Center? It’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019