Thomas Kosloske’s recent letter about solid waste and recycling raises interesting issues — clarifications of which can lead to a different conclusion that commissioners Angie Homola’s and Helen Price-Johnson’s support of the proposed, non-mandatory curbside recycling program was the best option for the near to mid future.
Unable to contact a plumber at that late hour, she called Central Whidbey Fire District. Crews responded within minutes.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Pacific storm’s scheduled showing this weekend was, unfortunately, canceled.
Mixed in the array of initiatives on this year’s ballot is one that deserves the attention and support of Island County voters.
I worked as a building inspector with Angie Homola from 2001-04 in Island County’s Planning Department. Angie was a dedicated and skilled employee. Her plan reviews and permitted plans were always thorough, which made for fewer complications in the field and smoother projects for builders.
We have been long time subscribers of the Whidbey News-Times and expect to read unbiased accounts of what is happening in our area.
The Sept. 17 issue of the Whidbey News-Times opined that, perhaps, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce was practicing some “good-ol’ boy” network retaliation when it canceled Johnson’s State of the County address. The retaliation was supposedly in response to Johnson’s support for a reduction of a grant to the chamber which was recommended by an advisory committee.
I have been friends with Jill Johnson for over a decade. I’ve danced poorly at her wedding and she’s unpacked moving boxes for me. I am so fortunate to have a friend like her.
Both John Fowkes and Jill Johnson are candidates for Island County commissioner.
Thanks to the many donors and attendees who made our Instant Wine Cellar, held Sept. 30, a huge success. This event raised $11,076 through admissions, raffle tickets and a generous matching gift from the Island Thrift board of directors.
Jessie Stensland’s article on Oct. 5 addressed the positions of Jill Johnson and John Fowkes. They rightfully expressed concerns about jet noise, as reflected by high community discord on the issue. Unfortunately, neither candidate got it right.
I have known Angie Homola for a number years, including her time as an Island County commissioner. She was, and is, dedicated to the welfare of the community. While Angie has not agreed with me on some issues, she was always available; she listened, and, most importantly, does her homework regarding topics that affect this county.
As a Democrat, it pains me to write this letter, but I must after reading Angie Homola’s list of accomplishments on her campaign website. Under the “Energy Efficiency” section, the web site states, “Adopted curb side recycling county wide; however, before the program was implemented, it was undone by the next board of commissioners.”
Why is there no ferry from Coupeville, or somewhere else on Whidbey, to Camano Island? It’s absolutely ridiculous.
This letter is to express support for Sen. Barbara Bailey for re-election.
We have worked with Nick Petrish throughout his campaign as a Democratic candidate for Skagit County commissioner and his two campaigns as a Democratic candidate for positions in the state Legislature.
This is in response to Mr. Hallahan’s letter to the editor, “Need to vote ‘yes’ on Initiative 732,” in the Oct. 1 Whidbey News-Times.
Having a Veterans Day parade in Oak Harbor is the right thing to do and I appreciate everyone’s effort in the past.
Immediately after the recent Burlington mall shooting, the Skagit County Multi Agency Response Team focused its efforts on finding the person believed responsible for this heinous crime.
My husband and I recently attended the open house on the proposed Sharpes Corner roundabouts. It was very well laid out with excellent drawings showing what their plans are. We are excited to see this come about. Here’s what we learned.