Letters to the Editor

Letter: Garage a blessing to those in most need

Editor, Garage of Blessings is a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is to assist others in a time of need. The Garage of Blessings collects… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Letter: Proposed ‘solutions’ to the jet noise are nonsense

Editor, I read the letter to the editor by Patty Houts-Hussey and think someone needs to speak up. She claims that two Growlers were recently… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

Letter: Publisher should use fewer anecodotes, do research

Editor, Keven Graves’ recent Opinion column about homelessness invites empathy, but it fails to look deeply enough to reflect responsibly on a very complex, tragic… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2019

Letter: It isn’t always about money

Editor, Money wins over aesthetics, trees, ambiance. The land on the corner of State Highway 20 and East Sleeper Road was sold to the highest… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: Letter writer remark ‘sexist,’ but services are necessary

Editor, John Thompson was correct. Some letters should be returned to the writers for a rewrite, including his. He should have been given the opportunity… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: Anti-jet noise rep incorrectly labeled the Navy as a ‘bully’

Editor, In her May 29 letter to the editor, Paula Spina incorrectly stated the Navy as the “bully” in the situation regarding the OLF in… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: OLF Coupeville was chosen long ago as ideal location

Editor, I read the letter to the editor by Jim Innes, “OLF was here before the noise complainers.” I then thought, “while I’m not one… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: Blame for homeless issues doesn’t lie with nonprofits

Editor, A letter of response to Dawn Keith-Madeiros. Our family moved to Oak Harbor in October 1975 and built our home south of town. Oak… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2019

Letter: Wants to see ‘balanced resolution’ to OLF issues

Editor, This week, I witnessed firsthand the dangers we are facing with the increased number of Growlers practicing around Outlying Landing Field Coupeville. Growler jets… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019

Letter: Replacing aging bridge needs to remain an option

Editor, As the writer of the advertisement published in this newspaper, I want to thank John Bjoge for reading the article and writing a response… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019

Letter: Sound Off should have been returned for rewrite

Editor, The editor of the Whidbey News-Times must have taken an early Memorial Day weekend. The Sound Off by Dr. Dawn Keith-Madeiros should have been… Continue reading

  • Jun 4, 2019

Letter: Woman who stole money didn’t offer true remorse

Editor, It appears embezzling pays pretty good , if you only have to do 17 months for stealing over a quarter of a million dollars… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth is seeking input for planning efforts

Editor, WhidbeyHealth has released an online survey to better understand the community’s healthcare needs, preferences and perceptions. We will use this data to support our… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019

Letter: Memorial Service was well done, honored the heroes

Editor, Well done. My wife, daughter and I attended the Memorial Day service organized by Kelly Davidson and it was an absolutely beautiful and moving… Continue reading

  • May 31, 2019

Letter: Island County Planning staff not doing a good job

Editor, The Island County Planning staff is currently butchering the Island County zoning codes because of a perception that the codes are hard to understand… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2019

Letter: Socialism doesn’t work, stop trying to convince us

Editor, I read Julia Lary’s letter to the editor Saturday, May 4 with interest. Unfortunately, Lary did not give a simple example of where her… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2019

Letter: Clarifying history about COER group, its goals

Editor, In her May 17 letter, Carol Parbs got many of her facts wrong. On behalf of the Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve, I would… Continue reading

  • May 28, 2019

Letter: Repeal Authorization for Use of Military Force Acts

Editor, Did you know that the United States has been involved in continuous military combat since 2002? Did you know that since 2002 our country… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

Letter: Please put ‘Civility First’ Memorial Day weekend

Editor, On Memorial Day, we pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. These brave men and women answered… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2019

Letter: Thank you to those who worked on house, yard

Editor, Saturday, May 4, a team of volunteers from Hearts & Hammers worked on my yard and house-- team captain John Herwick and team member… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2019