Letters to the Editor

Would be honored with sky depiction

Editor, I read with interest, many of the news-worthy/cringy articles on the recent Naval Air Station Whidbey Island pilots drawing pictures in the sky with… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Those touting environmental protection should take bus

Editor, With the joyful news ISIS has been for all practical purposes defeated, I give public thanks to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for its… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Equal Rights Amendment a good place to start

Editor, First, as a matter of full disclosure, I am an old, white guy. I am somewhat amazed, and overwhelmed by all the allegations of… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Voters are real ‘gems’ for taking away pool

Editor, I want to thank all of those who voted against the park/pool levy. Thank you for taking away the only place that many of… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

Thankful for care husband received at island hospital

Editor, Now that we are home from Swedish Hospital in Seattle, I can take a moment and thank all the emergency workers who helped save… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

How about including 90 days cash close to value?

Editor, Al Williams’ idea about property taxes in his Nov. 18 letter to the editor sounds good on the surface but will never fly if… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Not amused by Navy pilot drawing in the sky stunt

Editor, Doing wheelies is what might be expected from middle schoolers. Doing wheelies in the sky with Growlers that cost $68 million each is appalling.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Ready to help legislators fix assessment issues

Editor, Al Williams, in his Nov. 18 letter to the editor, makes some interesting points in his response to my own Nov. 15 letter to… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Helping a child to find a home is rewarding

Editor, Today, I had the opportunity to call a couple of foster parents and give them the news that they are going to be able… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Perhaps property values should be based on senority

Editor, In his Nov. 15 letter, Tim Verschuyl notes how property assessments are so radically subject to opinionated argument. It’s not a new or isolated… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Forget-Me-Not drive will help fund veteran services

Editor, Thank You, Whidbey. We at the Disabled American Veterans just concluded our Forget-Me-Not drive this Veterans Day. I am proud to say that it… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Some appreciated pilot’s sense of humor

Editor, To the Sky Pilot from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island who flew over the Okanogan Valley this afternoon: While some may find your art… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Tax reform should include government reform

Editor, All this talk lately about federal tax reform — local tax deduction, alternative minimum tax, estate taxes, tax rates. One group ends up subsidizing… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Hannold challenger cites goals for healthier county

Editor, I appreciate the Whidbey News-Times’ coverage of my campaign for commissioner in 2018. However, I want to offer a few clarifications. While I appreciate… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Encouraged to see efforts to save pool

Editor, I would like to personally thank all the people who worked so hard to get the pool levy passed. It was a great and… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Do parents care that voters allowed public pool to close?

Editor, To my knowledge, no member of the Oak Harbor City Council or from the school board voiced a public position prior to the Nov.… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Are landowners willing to step up for affordable housing?

Editor, When I read about Wright’s Crossing I am concerned that greed and secrecy is going on rather than truly dealing with affordable housing. Greed… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Thanks to churches for putting on bazaars

Editor, Thanks so much to the churches in Oak Harbor who donate their love and activity to hosting bazaars for the community. I found delicious… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017

Coalition should advocate for builders already here

Editor, Regarding the article in the Nov. 3 Whidbey News-Times about the anonymous Citizens Coalition, it’s ironic that Mr. Leo Mitchell states, “There seems to… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

Thanks to those who supported levy passage

Editor, We appreciate the community support for our recent bond measure. Funding will be used to renovate Station 53 on Race Road in Coupeville and… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017