Letters to the Editor

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

‘Silent majority’ is probably fake news

Editor, How interesting that an alleged anonymous silent majority should arise to promote urbanization of Whidbey when development ambitions in Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Time to gather Thanksgiving volunteers, donations

Editor, It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed and it’s again time to prepare for this year’s North Whidbey Community Harvest… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Community needs to form intelligent growth plan

Editor, I am firmly convinced that the proposed Wright’s Crossing development is not only a devastating agricultural and environmental concern, and an overload on our… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Planner’s development philosophy should inspire

Editor, On the road of development of any nature, we face obstacles and challenges that arise and throw fear of failure into the pathway. Determination… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Annexing active farmland for growth isn’t way to go

Editor, I strongly encourage our three Island County commissioners to set aside further investment of time or effort on the Wright’s Crossing proposal to annex… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Agencies see revenue increase with natural inflation

Editor, I am often amused, and a bit baffled, by the agencies that receive property tax revenue saying they’re “poor” because they haven’t had an… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Urge officials to reject development proposal

Editor, My husband and I are extremely opposed to the Wright’s Crossing proposal. This would turn a beautiful working farm into a worse blight than… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Officials need to start working as unified body

Editor, In an ideal world, our elected officials are voted into office to represent a majority of constituents and better the community in which they… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Fire district candidate needs to use current info

Editor, After reading Mr. T.J. Lamont’s latest letter to the editor, I’d like to point out that he has only told the North Whidbey Fire… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

District has potential to grow to meet more needs

Editor, I have been a commissioner for the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District for the last two years. My comments here are my own… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Lowering voting age could prove beneficial

Editor, Despite the idea being absurd at first glance, lowering the voting age will benefit American society as a whole. A study done by Fairvote.org… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Candidate believes taxes should fund fire basics

Editor, My name is T.J. Lamont and I am asking for your vote in November for North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Commissioner Position 1. I… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Larsen’s gun control guest column is ‘pure claptrap’

Editor, Congressman Rick Larsen’s guest commentary on gun control is one of the best examples of emotional, ignorant claptrap I’ve suffered through in quite a… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017