Reporter Dan Richman’s article about the effects the Navy base expansion will have on Oak Harbor environs only told one side of the story.
I’ve lived in Coupeville for eight years, and COER is now trying close the park where hundreds have played and, hopefully, hundreds more to come.
New Naval Air Station Whidbey Island base commander, Capt. Moore, as quoted in an April 20 article, claims he wants to listen to the “concerns from the public,” and, “The best thing I can do is communicate with leadership in all areas.”
While we sit, loading coffee and pondering today’s to-dos, some someones somewhere are designing destruction (dismemberment, death) for the oak tree on Fidalgo.
It’s come to our attention that there is some misinformation swirling around about the relationship between Senior Services of Island County, or SSIC, and the developing nonprofit South Whidbey at Home, or SW@Home, so we’ve joined together to set things straight.
Imagine this — a clearcut a quarter mile deep, running from Langley all the way to Bayview. That’s how large a clearcut in the Trillium Woods was before the Whidbey Environmental Action Network, or WEAN, led a public outcry against the logging that ultimately led to a 40-acre limit on clearcuts on Whidbey and other Puget Sound islands.
I read with interest the article about the theft of the kraken’s tentacle.
In the 25 years I’ve lived on Whidbey I’ve read about consultants paid, people hired and associations formed to attract business and tourism to Oak Harbor, but have yet to see any results.
I am grateful for Helen Price Johnson’s attention to and responsibility for the interests of all who value the Whidbey Island Area Fair. Our other two Island County commissioners appear more than ready to wash their hands of this county albatross, partly because most benefits accrue to South Whidbey.
Oh the irony of the North Whidbey community well failure article appearing next to the article about the Navy planning to clear 7.6 acres of alders and leave them in place.
Sadly, the public treasury and public-owned assets are the poorest guarded in the land.
I am the daughter of a retired military man who passed away. I was born and raised here on the island and I’m finding it very, very hard to believe that as civilians we can hardly find any place to rent.
Ed Hickey’s letter in the March 19 edition, “Trump should be given a chance,” took my breath away. It was as if the gentleman had just returned from Mars.
It seems that Mr. Brian Jones found my letter asking if he or his company, CareEvolve, was affiliated with Whidbey General in response to his Sound Off commentary to be vile and irresponsible.
A lot of people have brought up the fact that they won’t vote for Trump if he’s the eventual nominee. To put this in perspective, please take the time to read this email I received.
The April 2 edition of the Whidbey News-Times on Habitat For Humanity was inaccurate and one-sided. Mandi Rothman’s negative, untrue statements were obviously neither fact checked nor researched. It is now up to others to do the due diligence.
The application for removal of a Garry oak tree on Lot 37 of Rose Hill PRD located on Melrose Drive in Oak Harbor should be denied.
This letter is in response to the accusations made by Mr. Jim Pace regarding my Sound Off commentary published in the March 30 Whidbey News-Times.
Rick Kiser’s April 2 letter to the Whidbey News-Times makes false statements about Bernie Sanders and his supporters by linking his “democratic socialism” to the fascism of Adolf Hitler’s WWII era German Nazism and the current totalitarian communist regime of Kim Jun Un in North Korea.
A $100 stop sign would do more than a $1.3 million “fix” on Zylstra Road. At 2:30 p.m. on May 28 I drove the six mile distance from Highway 20 to Ft. Nuegent Road. I saw three cars going southbound. A real fix is needed southbound on Highway 20 with a turn lane into the transfer station South of Coupeville.