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- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:29AM
So what is a contractor for the port doing holding a political forum for candidates hoping to get elected to the port? The private Greenbank Farm Management Group’s foray into campaign politics raises questions of appropriateness and conflicts of interest.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:19AM
Here we go again, folks. How long do we, the taxpayers, have to pay for the stupidity of the previous city council? Another $6-8 a month for bones, a few more for storm drains, a few more for water treatment and a few more for this, that and other things.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:25AM
I am a resident and landlord on Whidbey Island and I feel this is just not the right time to be increasing household expenses. If voters approve the Whidbey General Hospital bond it will increase real estate taxes on my home and three rental properties which are my primary source of income. I will have no choice except to raise the rent, which will be a hardship for my renters.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:07AM
Central Whidbey residents will be able to learn about the candidates running for the Port of Coupeville. The Greenbank Farm is hosting a candidate forum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14. It will follow a format designed by the League of Women Voters
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:22AM
The article in Wednesday’s Whidbey News-Times about the bones that were “inadvertently” found during the renovation of Pioneer Way was misleading. Those bones were not inadvertently found. The city was told they were there yet proceeded to go about as if there was nothing there and then feigned shock after they were dug up.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:15AM
Bloodlines to early pioneer make Darst Townsdin natural choice for latest book on Oak Harbor history
- Oct 14, 2013 at 10:24AM
One of a registered nurse’s responsibilities is to educate and inform the community with honesty and accuracy. We follow a code of ethics that guides our professional conscience in maintaining the integrity of our practice. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify some misleading statements in the Whidbey News-Times’ Sept. 30 guest commentary, “Cause of hospital’s deficit has nothing to do with patient count,” written by Whidbey General Hospital Chief Nurse Linda Gipson.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 12:01PM
Sparkling performances on both sides of the ball spurred the Coupeville High School soccer team to a 7-0 non-conference win over Concrete Saturday, Oct. 12, at Mickey Clark Field.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 11:42AM
The annual rivalry football game between Coupeville and South Whidbey over "The Bucket" is an electric event any year, but this fall's clash is carrying even higher voltage.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 11:59AM
The Oak Harbor High School volleyball team played two of the state's top teams on the way to placing sixth in the 16-team Wenatchee Invitational Tournament Saturday, Oct. 12.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 11:39AM
The Coupeville High School tennis teams heads into district play this week after dropping a 6-1 match to Archbishop Murphy Friday, Oct. 11, in Everett.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 11:43AM
Something had to give. The Mount Vernon High School football team brought its stout defense to Wildcat Memorial Stadium Friday, Oct. 11, to stop the fleet-footed Oak Harbor offense. The Bulldogs' brakes failed as Oak Harbor ran away with a 35-14 non-conference win.
- Oct 14, 2013 at 12:32PM
Oak Harbor's John Rodeheffer finished fourth in the prestigious Hole in the Wall cross country meet Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lakewood High School.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 7:00AM updated at 11:55AM
Shorecrest continued its undefeated season by stopping the Oak Harbor High School tennis team 7-0 Monday, Oct. 14, in Shoreline.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 12:30PM
With the help of wins in all three relays, the Oak Harbor High School swim team clipped Cascade 102-81 Monday, Oct. 14, at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 11:55AM
Six Oak Harbor athletes competing for the Bellingham Bay Swim Club participated in the October Challenge Oct. 12 and 13 in Bellingham.
- Oct 15, 2013 at 12:27PM
Fifteen Wildcat United runners placed in the top 10 of their divisions in a middle school cross country meet at Windjammer Park Monday, Oct. 14.
- Oct 16, 2013 at 9:38AM
Starting Nov. 4, aircraft from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station's Electronic Attack (VAQ) Wing will ramp up Field Carrier Landing Practices at Ault Field for approximately three weeks.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 8:14AM
The Oak Harbor High School soccer team finished a string of four matches against teams ranked in the state's top 20 by losing 6-0 to Mountlake Terrace at Lynnwood High School Tuesday, Oct. 15.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 9:32AM
After a scoreless first half, South Whidbey's Maia Sparkman sliced through the Coupeville High School soccer team's defense for three goals to carry the Falcons to a 3-0 win at Mickey Clark Field Tuesday, Oct. 15.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 9:45AM
The South Whidbey High School volleyball team finished a series sweep of Coupeville by defeating the host Wolves 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 15.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 9:55AM
Although host Meadowdale defeated the Oak Harbor High School volleyball team 3-0 Tuesday, Oct. 15, it wasn't an easy win for the first-place Mavericks.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM
For strong examples of women in business, you don’t need to look very hard in Oak Harbor. Brenda Pike and Sandy Merriman opened Wild Magnolia on Pioneer Way three years ago. Because of their diverse backgrounds, they said they thought their different skill sets would complement each other. “We use the whole brain theory,” Pike said. “Between the two of us, we make a whole brain.”
- Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:27PM
It’s only October and high school graduation is already on the mind of Joycelin Vester. “If we wait around, there’s going to be so much going on,” she said. Vester is part of a group of Oak Harbor High School Grad Night Boosters already laying the groundwork for graduation night celebration festivities in June for the Class of 2014.
- Oct 17, 2013 at 10:00AM
Editor, Fifty million dollars is a lot of money, and 25 years is a long time. I know firsthand that it is extremely unpopular to speak out against our local hospital. The $50 million was a rough estimate when the bond was last proposed and it still is. Nowhere have I read a detailed plan of how exactly this money would be used.