Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: OLF Coupeville was here before noise complainers

Editor, I moved to Whidbey Island about four years ago. Though prices were attractive, due to the noise I purposely did not buy near or… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2019

What about JBLM for flight landing practices?

Editor, Recently, we requested the Navy consider a viable alternative to using Outlying Field Coupeville, particularly during the summer. On many nights during summer months,… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2019

Letter: Late-night jet noise is causing stress and pain

Editor, It’s a quarter to 11 p.m. The planes started flying again tonight at 9:15, after flying off and on for most of the day.… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

Letter: Why would you complain about the jet noise now?

Editor, Silence is no longer golden regarding my feelings for the Navy jet noise. I have lived less than a mile from Outlying Field Coupeville… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2019

President unddeserving of praise for the economy

Editor, Ed Hickey wrote in the Whidbey News-Times May 1 that President Donald Trump deserves praise for what he describes as a prosperous economy, as… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

Letter: Thanks for proving rare sighting on island was real

Editor, This is a thank you note to this newspaper and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for proof of the bear I read… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

Letter: Why would anyone want to replace this great icon?

Editor, May 4 edition on page A16, “Replacing the Deception Pass Bridge,” a paid advertisement. Is this a joke or do we really think this… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

Letter: A hundred deadly days of summer, please be safe

Editor, I just returned from a wonderful vacation week spent on the Oregon Coast. As I returned to Island County, I realized that we are… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2019

Letter: Children well-served by Island County community

Editor, It is no surprise that May is the month chosen as National Foster Care Appreciation Month. The month of May carries us well into… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Letter: Another successful workday for Hearts Hammers

Editor, On Saturday, May 4, volunteers from Hearts and Hammers spread out across Whidbey Island to assist homeowners with needed repairs, improvements and maintenance to… Continue reading

  • May 10, 2019

Letter: There are parents willing to adopt unwanted children

Editor, Abortion, which means killing babies, violates the sixth of the 10 Commandments, “Thou shalt not kill.” Abortion, though very convenient, is selfish. God creates… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2019