Letters to the Editor

Letter: Building community is what we do

Editor, Hearts and Hammers is one of a number of South Whidbey organizations that offer a helping hand to our more vulnerable neighbors. This year,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Thanking restaurant for supporting fundraiser

Editor, I would like to send out a special thanks to the owners of the Tyee Restaurant in Coupeville, Steve and Sue Hallen, for very… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Growlers will be fine if bridge gets destroyed

Editor, OMG! Oh No! What will the country do if all those expensive EA-18G Growlers — those noisy buggers that do touch-and-gos at OLF Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Larsen vote a disspointment to this voter

Editor, I was dismayed to learn that Congressman Rick Larsen joined the Republican majority and voted for the so-called “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Letter: Single site is ‘penny wise, pound foolish’

Editor, Grandma was usually right. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket or have all your ducks sitting in a row. I was recently… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Letter: Headline insensitive to those with impairment

Editor, As a person with retinitis pigmentosa, aka “tunnel vision,” I find the title to the article “Tunnel vision: Time for ‘golden chains’” shockingly insensitive.… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Letter: Lock guns up to avoid tragedy

Editor, I write again after another senseless school shooting. If we use the UK model (guns may not be owned by citizens), we would have… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

Thanks from Town Marshal

Editor I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community of Coupeville for supporting me as the Coupeville Town Marshal. I have enjoyed… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

A closer look at proposed bus fares

Editor, I am writing in regards to the proposed Island Transit bus fares discussed at the meeting held on May 21, 2018 in Coupeville. As… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

Keep busy to keep out of trouble

Editor, It is a beautiful day outside. The sun is shining and the weather is nice. Yesterday it was raining and a little chilly. It… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

Letter: Should be no bus fares

Editor, I’ve been an Island County resident for 28 years, and I am a transit rider. As I understand it, the fare proposal would decrease… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2018

Letter: No fares on Island Transit busses

Editor, How did Island Transit previously operate in the black since 2003 with only six tenths of 1 percent sales tax? Why can’t they operate… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2018

Letter: Keep it a safe summer

Memorial Day Week-end to the end of Labor Day Weekend is a 100-day period that embraces vacation time, travel time and nice weather. Lots of… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2018

Are lies acceptable if they have ‘righteous purpose?’

Editor, When is a lie a lie? How important is truth? Our courts demand it. Marriages depend on it. Business requires it… well maybe when… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Growler expansions have consequences

Editor, Coupeville Community Allies, or CCA, presented “the ABCs of APZs” in Coupeville on the night of Tuesday May 15, explaining what is likely to… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Penn Cove Water Festival holds deep significance

Editor, Thanks to all who contributed to another sensational Penn Cove Water Festival. The water festival provides a unique opportunity to get to know an… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

History shows need to be skeptical of the military

Editor, I just had to respond to the letter in the Whidbey News-Times on May 2 from Dennis Burns, “We should be thankful Navy is… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: Housing needed

Editor, The low-income housing unit proposed for Pioneer Way is needed in this community. I second George Saul’s arguments in his May 5 letter to… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Words matter

Editor, I am a Christian, white, single, male gun owner who is a retired space communications engineer, approaching the age of 70 and living with… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Drug return program a success

Editor, From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, we once again sponsored the Drug Take Back Program in our local communities, giving our… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018