Letters to the Editor

Doesn’t respond well to threats of services cut

Editor, I like public libraries. Do we need a Sno-Isle Library levy increase? The people in Washington spend more per person for public libraries than… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Libraries are best investment for communities

Editor, On the April 24 ballot, Sno-Isle Libraries is asking voters to restore 9 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value to the library district’s… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2018

Vote out legislators that won’t listen

Editor, Why does it take massive marches to try to effect change in our country? Why don’t our quiet voices and opinions mean more to… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Look at issues, not party lines, in next election

Editor, Several weeks ago I submitted a letter in which I chastised state Sen. Barbara Bailey for her vote against the bill calling for a… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Please pay more attention in parking lots

Editor, Last Saturday afternoon, at Walmart, while putting a package in my car, a full cart rolled down the hill and dented my car. The… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

Be sure to meet St. Clair, a candidate for commissioner

Editor, We in Island County have a candidate for commissioner from Camano Island who is outstanding. Janet St. Clair has a breadth of experience few… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

St. Clair has background to lead county into the future

Editor, With Earth Day around the corner and a commissioner election following, maybe it’s time to review the respective local candidates’ environmental views. In District… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2018

Town to look at Rec Hall use rates, guidelines

Editor, Kudos to Laura Guido for her balanced article on the Oak Harbor High School student walkout. And kudos to those who had the grace… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

John Fielding, Sr.: Sept.12, 1933-March 12, 2018

John Fielding, Sr., passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, March 12, 2018, at the age of 84. John Thomas Fielding was born in… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Mission is to move training

Editor, Today’s social media overload of alternative realities, bogus “truths” and disparaging remarks not only discourages meaningful dialog, it demeans what Americans have always enshrined:… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Why not build houses in vacant lots within the city?

Editor, Regarding the potential Wright’s Crossing development on Monroe Landing Road, in the Whidbey News-Times’ March 10 article, “OH developer wants board to reconsider appeal… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Communication breakdown is costing city residents

Editor, Your front page article on City Administrator Doug Merriman’s departure in your March 3 edition was most interesting. It’s an outstanding example of failure… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2018

Washington should stick to Standard Time year-round

Editor, I’m so tired of Daylight Saving Time, and everyone I’ve spoken to these past few days dislikes it as much as I do. All… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

IDIPIC needs volunteers to serve as speakers, helpers

Editor, In 2017, the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County presented our impact panels to 343 driver’s education students, 338 parents, 180 NAS Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2018

Pickard used conservation funds in effort to close OLF

Editor, A recent letter to editor stated, “Board of Directors of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve thanks Ken Pickard, our first president and one of our… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2018

Maybe county biosolids effect water quality

Editor, In regards to the article “Landings water tests high in fecal coliform,”one thing you may not have known is that Island County dumps tanker… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Oak Harbor sure has changed in 30 years

Editor, It’s great to be back home after 30-plus years of a long life’s trail of stories. But, I feel the need to say that… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Thankful for Pickard’s efforts to start COER

Editor, The Board of Directors of Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve thanks Ken Pickard, our first president and one of our founders in 2012, for his… Continue reading

  • Mar 9, 2018

Navy commendable in cleaning up past

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island held an open meeting of their Restoration Advisory Board last Thursday. It addressed concerns people have about our groundwater… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018

Dreamers need to grow up, pay taxes

Editor, In response to Jerry Case’s Feb. 24 letter, yes these “dreamers” were brought to the United States when they were just children, by their… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2018