Opinion

Software success should mean closing OLF

Editor, I’m very glad that the “magic carpet” software is working so well that it will substantially reduce the need for training of Field Carrier… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Never saw Wright’s Crossing property for sale

Editor, A Sept. 30 letter from Mr. Leo Mitchell concerning the Wright’s Crossing development makes some very valid points, but I would like to clear… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

‘The Fantasticks,’ on stage at WICA, is one not miss

Editor, As a retired film, television and theater critic, I have seen amazing shows in my life. However, none has touched me as much as… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

VIEWPOINT | It’s never too soon to prevent gun violence

Imagine this scenario: During an annual physical exam, your doctor turns to you and says, “I’m sorry, but I have some bad news. You are… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Oct. 18

Cartoon by Daryl Cagle.… Continue reading

  • Oct 17, 2017

Goal is to reestablish sound financial foundation

Editor, I, Gerald Smith, am asking for your vote for fire commissioner to North Whidbey Fire and Rescue Position No. 1. I joined North Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 14

Cartoon by Dave Granlund.… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

District needs Gerald Smith as commissioner

Editor, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue needs Gerald Smith for commissioner. Things in the fire service have changed drastically in the last few years. What… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Love visiting city and staying at RV park

Editor, When we arrived at Staysail RV Park this year, we were shocked to discover the plan to close the RV park permanently. We have… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

City will follow letter of the law with future development

Since I have had the privilege of serving as your mayor, I have learned a lot. I have learned that we live in a community… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

Wrights Crossing would lower property values

Editor, I am clearly in opposition to Wright’s Crossing. But I decided to imagine what our island would be like if the Nevada developer pulled… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

Like noise, residents must deal with housing shortage

Editor, Regarding the housing shortage for incoming Navy folks, while I was living in upstate New York and commuting to Manhattan people routinely commuted two… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

Cartoon for Wednesday, Oct. 11

Cartoon by RJ Matson.… Continue reading

  • Oct 10, 2017

Reader wants voters to see all pool has to offer

Editor, I wish you all could see the expression on children’s faces at their first swim lessons — as they learn how to manage in… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Closing Oak Harbor RV park will lead to loss of revenue

Editor, It is with great sadness that I read the notice at Staysail RV park, city beach to me, about the permanent closure of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Media identifying killers will only lead to copycats

Editor, Again we hear the broadcast media clamoring for a “motive.” Most of us think that a primary motive for these losers is to become… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Lamont has experience needed to serve district

Editor, I am voting for T.J. Lamont for fire commissioner, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue. I have done the research and he is the most… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Humbled by appreciation pages for law enforcement

Editor, As head of law enforcement in Island County, I am humbled and honored to see the support of our local law enforcement that was… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Cartoon for Saturday, Oct. 7

Cartoon by Monte Wolverton.… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Hope commissioners are as conscientious

Editor, A huge round of applause to the Island County Planning Commission for doing the right thing when it comes to the Wright’s Crossing issue.… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2017