Letters to the Editor

Letter: Felici has most experience to be Island County sheriff

Editor, I have looked into the candidates who are running for Island County sheriff. It is clear to me that Rick Felici has the knowledge,… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: The Kavanaugh ‘lynching’ awakens ‘moral majority’

Editor, The virulent, unjust and partisan modern-day mob lynching of Judge Kavanaugh has me very concerned about the health of our national jurisprudence. It is… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Arny’s Sound Off disguises real impacts of Growlers

Editor, In a recent Sound Off in the Whidbey News-Times, Capt. Matt Arny explained that “the Navy is proposing an increase in operations at the… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2018

Letter: For security, the Growlers should be in two locations

Editor, There’s one thing wrong with the scenario offered by Mr. Stevens in his Sept. 15 letter to the editor, “Be advised, the jets will… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: I-1631 will not help our environment, vote ‘no’

Editor, Soon we will all be voting in November on ballot measures, some good, some bad. One of the most odious is overly ambitious Initiative… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Has the Navy looked at impact on Sound’s orcas?

Editor, Knowing how deeply the increase in OLF flights off Central Whidbey concern the human population in Puget Sound, I find myself wondering if the… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Letter: Oak Harbor Key Club’s Trivia Night is nearing

Editor, I am writing this letter in regards to our First Annual Oak Harbor Key Club Trivia Night. This fundraiser will be a contest between… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Letter: Democracy depends on exercising right to vote

Editor, Tuesday, Sept. 25 is National Voter Registration Day. Across the nation, members of the League of Women Voters will help individuals exercise their most… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Letter: Sharpe’s Corner a job well done

Editor, There was a good bit of opposition when the Washington State Department of Transportation proposed the installation of roundabouts at Sharpe’s Corner and Gibraltar… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter: A poor design for the big trucks

Editor, As one who spoke up against the roundabout traffic circle plans, I’ll have to admit that the ones put in on Highway 20 at… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter: Letter writer is not an expert, Navy is

Editor, I think the U.S. Navy knows a bit more about the capabilities of its adversary and its own plans than Mr. X of Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter: Reasons are many to go see ‘Daddy Long Legs’

Editor, My husband and I greatly enjoyed the current production at Whidbey Playhouse, “Daddy Long Legs.” It was: 1. Charming 2. Delightful 3. Romantic 4.… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Please help to re-open city’s swimming pool

Editor, It’s beyond embarrassing that a city the size of Oak Harbor does not have an available community swimming pool. Well, actually, there is a… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Growler noise will turn Coupeville a ghost town

Editor, I love living in Coupeville. My daughter thrives in school. It’s peaceful and friendly; what a great town. It’s home. I’m really concerned for… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Be advised, the jets will never leave Whidbey

Editor, In their last desperate throes of achieving a political solution, the groups known as COER, WISE, CCA, Sound Defense Alliance, Protect Olympic Peninsula, Quiet… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: How about eminent domain as a solution?

Editor, Enough with the arguments about OLF Coupeville. This has gone on for years with no agreement for resolving it. I have the solution. Local… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018

Letter: Concerned by a lack of civil discourse over noise

Editor, I am a Navy veteran and served as a division officer from 1968 to 1971. I am proud of my service. When my wife… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018

Letter: Thanking Coupeville School Board, admin.

Editor, As a community member and the husband of a Coupeville School District teacher, I want to thank the Coupeville superintendent, Steve King, and the… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: OLF Coupeville crucial for Navy pilots’ safety

Editor, One could say this is a letter in response to Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes’ recent letter regarding the pending release of the long-promised Navy’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Letter regarding Growler mitigation was spot-on

Editor, When I moved to Coupeville six years ago, I learned about the Growlers on my first evening. In addition to the airplane noise, the… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018