People have complained about jet noise for a long time, but think about it — the Navy is good for all of us. They are fighting for our country.
During a recorded radio show on KSER radio, “Sound Living” at 4 p.m. on June 19, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve leadership made two amazing statements: “People are dying [because of the jet noise]” and “Oak Harbor is filled with crime because of the Navy.” These unbelievable, over-the-top lies signify COER’s desperation — their “last gasp.”
I deeply appreciate Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s open house on June 27. The flying, the quality human-to-human time and sense of purpose — especially with the Team Whidbey banner and flying — was much renewed.
To those who drive into Oak Harbor every weekday between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., be advised that I drive at 50 mph from Libbey Road all the way into Oak Harbor, which is the posted speed limit.
I have driven or ridden in the past four or five Fourth of July parades and am appalled by the total disrespect for the American flag.
I know Sheriff Mark Brown to be a man of integrity, intelligence and compassion. No one could be more determined to fix the failures in the system than Sheriff Brown, and he is without question the right man for the job.
What upsets us is the continual fraudulent attacks Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, throws at all Navy operations. Please understand, however, that we “big guys” up north who live by Ault Field have jet noise all the time.
There is a petition out to get Initiative 735 on the ballot in 2016.
A lot of societal, technological and political developments have occurred in the short time that has elapsed from the turn of the century. Society begs your constant attention the moment you are woken from slumber.
On behalf of the Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools, I would like to express our enormous gratitude to the Coupeville businesses that were so generous this past year as participants in the Dine Out/Shop Out 4 Kids Program.
Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change is a significant document. It not only expands the range of interested parties discussing climate change — it clearly turns the discussion on its head.
When will enough be enough? We are all horrified when we hear news such as the Charleston, S.C., church massacre. Less than 24 hours after the shooting, President Obama says, “We do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.”
An interesting fact that you might not be aware of is, last Saturday, a pitbull that resided somewhere in the neighborhood got out once again and ventured over to a neighbor’s house and killed her dog in front of her.
Paratransit deserves a gold medal for outstanding service. They are to be commended in that they serve 250-300 people per day, aiding the elderly and disabled to live a more independent lifestyle.
What are they thinking? The decision to build this extremely large complex of buildings right in the center of town is absurd. It will dwarf everything in the entire Pioneer Way area.
Discharge of personal fireworks within the city limits should be banned for good. They serve no good purpose, only bad.
I’ve read that it costs $200,000 per year to run the 411W bus to March Point near Anacortes. However, the proposed Route 4 to Deception Pass would operate anyhow.
For the record, I put up a huge fight and argument against the kraken. The same artist from Oregon also presented his concept of two large rocks, one for each side of the street, graced with beautiful harbor seals, kelp and water splashing.
I am incredibly thankful that there is a transit option for my commute from Oak Harbor to Anacortes. I cannot believe this route was discontinued. I am quite worried about the detrimental effects this could have on many lives. And to think, there’s only a month and a half left to figure out the multitude of adjustments needed to accommodate the loss.
The Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor would like to extend its sincere appreciation to the community for its support of the Kiwanis-sponsored Relay for Life Pancake Breakfast.