Letters to the Editor

Letter: Most vocal noise activists are the most recent arrivals

Editor, This letter is a general rebuttal to recent local-area anti-Growler messaging and specific response to the “Growler Expansions Have Consequences” letter to the editor… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Letter: Don’t like the Navy jet noise? ‘Just get over it’

Editor, With regard to the dislike of the EA-18G and the noise and using the mindset of “not in my back yard,” I suggest you… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Letter: Central Whidbey road a waste of taxpayer money

Editor, I am extremely disappointed that the “connector” on Central Whidbey is now scheduled to be built. Perhaps the overwhelming public opinion expressed against this… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Letter: Health crisis handled well by first responders

Editor, My cell phone died on me, so on May 16 I went to the Navy Exchange where I purchased the phone 23 months earlier.… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Letter: Island Amateur Radio Club provides a great service

Editor, The quiet professionalism of the Island Amateur Radio Club extends well beyond what most people see them doing, that is directing traffic at Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

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