Letters to the Editor

School board is grateful for Johnson’s years of service

Editor, Last week, Mr. Corey Johnson concluded his 12th and final year of service as an elected official of Oak Harbor Schools. I wanted to… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

Measures can be taken to remove contaminants

Editor, It’s been over a year since Perfluoroalkyl substances from Navy’s Outlying Field and Ault Field were found in public and private water supplies. These… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

So happy to be back serving community

Editor, To our island community and beyond: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! On behalf of the thousands of seniors and those who care about… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Thankful for cafe owner’s advise, kindness

Editor, I’m writing to inform you of an amazing experience I had visiting your island. It involves one of your local merchants, Ray from the… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Thankful for kindess shown on Veterans Day

Editor, I am a Vietnam vet. Me and my wife, Sharon, attended the Veterans Day Parade. I tipped my USS Constellation hat to Mayor Bob… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Humbled by public’s trust in festival board

Editor, At this time of gratitude, and on behalf of the board of directors of the Oak Harbor Music Festival, I would like to express… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2017

‘Outrageous’ is a bit of an overstatement

Editor, In response to the Coupeville writer’s comment in the Nov. 25 Whidbey News-Times who was not “amused” by the pilot’s artwork, I say lighten… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2017

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