Wow. What a grand day for the parade. Irish prayers were answered and the weather held fast until the very end of the parade. This was one of the best St. Patrick’s Day parades in recent memory, with more than 50 entries.
For the second time in eight years, Island County has violated the federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S. Code § 404) by dredging and filling at Swan Lake’s tide gate canal without the proper Army Corp of Engineers permits. Maintaining tide gate functions are necessary, but doing so need not destroy dependent habitats
There are questions regarding the incident at Whidbey General Hospital that I refrained from airing until the article appeared in the March 21 Whidbey News-Times.
The news? Community newspapers serve their subscribers. Hometown issues get priority.
Editor, It has not been a very good year for snow sports, ski resorts or landslides in our state. Now, Governor Jay Inslee has declared a drought emergency because our snow pack is only 27 percent of normal.
Editor, The reason Oak Harbor states for fluoridating water is that it’s expected by the state, but since 2010, 150 communities have quit adding it, including many in Washington.
Editor, On March 16, I stopped at DK market in Oak Harbor to get gas. Too busy chatting with my friend, I left my wallet on top of the car.
I am doing a bit of a lobby campaign about the Oak Harbor sewage system.
Thanks for your delightful story about the Penn Cove MusselFest.
Comments on the Whidbey News-Times website by former Island County commissioner Angie Homola, located below the article “Island County in deep water over Swan Lake work,” demonstrate why she should never again hold elected office.
Did an anti-Navy, (former) Al Jazeera reporter influence DNR Commissioner Goldmark to deny traditional Navy training in the Olympic Forest and Congressman Kilmer’s public criticism of the Navy’s NEPA process?
Editor, I see Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley is at it again. Remember the oak tree at the post office?
As I was enjoying Ms. Darst Townsdin’s article on Saturday, it appears that Capt. Barrington could see into the future, having named his schooner “Growler.”
This is in response to an online comment made in response the Whidbey News-Times Jan. 31 article, “Whidbey area leaders discuss new squadrons, jet noise.”
For the past three years, my neighbor has raised chickens, including a rooster.
After exhaustive research of my own, I have found the true meaning of COER, and that is “Crazy Old Elite Rich.”
It appears that Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve is finally showing its true colors.
The Whidbey News-Times reported the new sewage/wastewater treatment plant is at the 30 percent design stage and already potentially almost 50 percent over budget.
To the other three people recently fired by Mayor Dudley, I would like to say thank you for your work. I have been told that all of you were excellent, talented workers who have served our city well.