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Company is enjoying ‘corporate welfare’ | Letters

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, This letter is in response to Scott Vanderlinden’s letter to the editor, posted Jan. 2, entitled “Viewing government as a threat.” In his letter, Mr. Vanderlinden contends that the Boeing Co. lost a $4 billion contract to Brazil based on spying by the National Security Agency.

Oak Harbor opens season with impressive meet | NJROTC

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 9:27AM

The defending regional champion Oak Harbor High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps drill and rifle teams started the 2014 season with a strong showing at the opening divisional meet at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Saturday, Jan. 11.

Navy’s EIS comment period extended | UPDATED

  • Jan 14, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jan 15, 2014 at 2:53PM

In response to a number of requests, the Navy is extending the scoping period for the Environmental Impact Statement on the EA-18G Growlers. Comments are now being accepted until Friday, Jan. 31. UPDATE: The Navy will not offer additional scoping meetings.

Whidbey Island scanner: dog stuck in a car seat

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 8:00AM

The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:

Oak Harbor gives $5K for hydroplane races in bay

  • Jan 15, 2014 at 9:00AM

A banker will be bringing the noise to Oak Harbor this summer. Michelle Curry, a loan officer at Peoples Bank, is organizing an event with hydroplane races Aug. 16-17 in the water just off the marina. She’s inviting Harley Davidson clubs in the region to come watch the speedy, noisy races and join in the festivities.

Learning a painful lesson about use of slang in coverage | Editorial

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:26AM

It’s the news articles that you believe will be the least controversial that sometimes land you in the hottest of water. Case in point, our annual “Year in Review” article published in the Jan. 1 edition of the Whidbey News-Times.

Rally point: Whidbey fans gain Seahawks’ attention

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:14AM

Oak Harbor is one of 12 locations statewide chosen to host an official Seattle Seahawks rally. The rally will start at 6 p.m. Friday at Flyers Restaurant and Brewery. “We’re excited and looking forward to it,” said Jason Tritt, Flyers owner. “It’s going to be an awesome time.”

Seeing the light: Oak Harbor artist leans on paintbrush to help get through darkest times in life

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:30AM

To rise from darkness, Mike O’Connell got a lift from his paintbrush. There was a time in his life when he was so gripped by depression that he couldn’t leave his home in Auburn. For two-and-a-half years, this went on, until treatment and therapy let light back into his life and eventually gave him back his passion for painting.

Granite Falls pulls away from Wolves in 2nd half | Boys basketball

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 9:45AM

The third-quarter blues have haunted the Coupeville High School boys basketball team all season; the latest verse came in a 79-52 loss to visiting Granite Falls Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Coupeville dominates for easy win | Girls basketball

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 9:38AM

Buoyed by an impressive all-around game, the Coupeville High School girls basketball team got back to its winning ways with a 48-19 victory at Granite Falls Tuesday, Jan. 14.

Wildcats upset Shorewood – again | Boys basketball

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 10:49AM

There is something about Shorewood that brings out the best in the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team. For the third consecutive year, the Wildcats upset the Thunderbirds. Two of those wins came on the Thunderbirds' court, including the latest, 65-54, Tuesday, Jan. 14.

T-birds use size to tame Wildcats | Girls basketball

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 10:16AM

Pulling down 35 offensive rebounds and forcing 26 turnovers, the Shorewood High School girls basketball team flew by host Oak Harbor 81-47 Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Fundraiser will go to help children | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, A big thanks to the Oak Harbor and Coupeville communities for supporting our first fundraiser of picking up Christmas trees for recycling. Your generosity will support our seventh trip for working with orphans in China.

Vision for Coupeville is not one shared by all| Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, “Growler Joe” Kunzler, who calls himself “the greatest thing to happen to the pro-OLF cause – ever,” says keeping Outlying Field Coupeville open and bringing in even more Growlers will not destroy the Coupeville community.

Island County Commissioner Johnson will serve as chair of tourism board

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:20AM

Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson will serve as chairwoman of the Island County Joint 2 Percent Committee on Tourism for 2014. Johnson was elected in Freeland on Jan. 2 at the committee’s monthly meeting. The committee’s work is funded from a portion of the revenue generated by lodging taxes paid by overnight visitors to Whidbey and Camano islands.

What about jet training offshore? | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I understand the frustration of those living under the flight paths. I did live under the Prowler path and was content with the noise. But, until another area is found for training our men and women alternative answers should be listened to.

Didn’t read letter as ‘for’ or ‘against’ | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, With regard to Carol Byng’s letter earlier this month suggesting turning military property into a cemetery, I took it to mean that if we had a cemetery here, we might be forced to acknowledge the hundreds of folks who lay down their lives for our freedoms.

Consider the sacrifices of those now serving | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, While you publish both sides of the noise complaints and opinions from both or all sides on Whidbey Island and perhaps some opinions shared by those of the San Juan Islands, please allow this humble third opinion. You, all of you, who would disparage a Navy, a nation, our military in uniform and those civilians who support them because you are inconvenienced by jet noise, need to know, or be reminded of, something of which you are obviously unaware.

Reporter should be reprimanded | Letters

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:39AM

Editor, The Jan. 1 edition of your newspaper had a front page article titled “2013: A Year in the Life of Whidbey Island.” On page two the article describes the “Old Goats” as “haters.”

Oak Harbor finishes strong against Bruins | Swimming

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:37AM

Dominating the second half of the meet, the Oak Harbor High School swim team rolled by Cascade 106-76 at Everett's Forest Park Pool Thursday, Jan. 16.

Never heard any ‘hate speech’ | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I frequently attend the Old Goats luncheons. I have never ever heard any kind of hate speech. You should be ashamed of publishing such an article. I feel insulted and I demand that you publish a written apology.

Old Goats deserve public apology | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, I am appalled by the article in the Whidbey News-Times in which the implication was made that the Old Goats lunch group is a group of “haters.” First, let me remind you that a good journalist simply reports news as clearly and honestly as possible after careful investigation.

Clarifying effects of noise exposure | Letters

  • Jan 17, 2014 at 8:00AM

Editor, Once again I would like to attempt to clarify issues regarding the effects of noise exposure.

PBY Memorial takes flight: Museum plans to relocate to Highway 20

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:24AM

Leadership of the PBY Memorial on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station property are gearing up to relocate its museum and its PBY Catalina aircraft to a location along State Highway 20. “This is a big step for us,” said PBY Memorial Foundation President Wil Shellenberger, who took office in 2013.

All in the family tree: Greenhouse Florist and Nursery is still going strong after 60 years in Oak Harbor

  • Jan 16, 2014 at 8:28AM

For 60 years the Greenhouse Florist and Nursery has been a fixture in the Oak Harbor business community. Siblings and owners, Henry Vanden Haak and Audrey Butler, said the business has been in the family since 1954, but the business itself has been around for nearly 70 years. It used to be in two locations: one on Midway where Traders Village is, and at a second spot called Antone’s Florist.

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