Letters to the Editor

Community needs to form intelligent growth plan

Editor, I am firmly convinced that the proposed Wright’s Crossing development is not only a devastating agricultural and environmental concern, and an overload on our… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Planner’s development philosophy should inspire

Editor, On the road of development of any nature, we face obstacles and challenges that arise and throw fear of failure into the pathway. Determination… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Annexing active farmland for growth isn’t way to go

Editor, I strongly encourage our three Island County commissioners to set aside further investment of time or effort on the Wright’s Crossing proposal to annex… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Agencies see revenue increase with natural inflation

Editor, I am often amused, and a bit baffled, by the agencies that receive property tax revenue saying they’re “poor” because they haven’t had an… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Urge officials to reject development proposal

Editor, My husband and I are extremely opposed to the Wright’s Crossing proposal. This would turn a beautiful working farm into a worse blight than… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Officials need to start working as unified body

Editor, In an ideal world, our elected officials are voted into office to represent a majority of constituents and better the community in which they… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Fire district candidate needs to use current info

Editor, After reading Mr. T.J. Lamont’s latest letter to the editor, I’d like to point out that he has only told the North Whidbey Fire… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

District has potential to grow to meet more needs

Editor, I have been a commissioner for the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District for the last two years. My comments here are my own… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Lowering voting age could prove beneficial

Editor, Despite the idea being absurd at first glance, lowering the voting age will benefit American society as a whole. A study done by Fairvote.org… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Candidate believes taxes should fund fire basics

Editor, My name is T.J. Lamont and I am asking for your vote in November for North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Commissioner Position 1. I… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Larsen’s gun control guest column is ‘pure claptrap’

Editor, Congressman Rick Larsen’s guest commentary on gun control is one of the best examples of emotional, ignorant claptrap I’ve suffered through in quite a… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Aquatic club is getting a sweetheart deal at pool

Editor, As a North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board member for the last 22 months, I have gained insight into what I feel is… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

‘Habitual complainer’ should move from jet noise

Editor, To the writer of the letter published in the Oct. 11 edition who suggested incoming Navy families “get used to commuting,” I suggest you… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Software is meant to be used with flight training

Editor This is in response to the letter to the editor, “Software success should mean closing OLF.” Apparently, Michael Monson fancies himself as an expert… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Country’s shootings not actually about the guns

Editor, In response to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s guest column in the Oct. 18 Whidbey News-Times, when sociopaths use a gun to murder people, why… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2017

Vote to keep a valuable island resource operating

Editor, Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island are very lucky to have an all-year public pool. Please help keeping it open by voting “yes” to renew… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Software success should mean closing OLF

Editor, I’m very glad that the “magic carpet” software is working so well that it will substantially reduce the need for training of Field Carrier… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Never saw Wright’s Crossing property for sale

Editor, A Sept. 30 letter from Mr. Leo Mitchell concerning the Wright’s Crossing development makes some very valid points, but I would like to clear… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

‘The Fantasticks,’ on stage at WICA, is one not miss

Editor, As a retired film, television and theater critic, I have seen amazing shows in my life. However, none has touched me as much as… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Goal is to reestablish sound financial foundation

Editor, I, Gerald Smith, am asking for your vote for fire commissioner to North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Position No. 1. I joined North Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017