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Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

New building to rise along Coupeville’s Front Street

The new construction will allow for commercial space at street level and a vacation rental on the lower floor.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Langley city crews get to root of issue

Public works staff with the city of Langley investigated tree root locations this week as part of the city’s project dedicated to improving utility lines.… Continue reading

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
Christopher Baldwin, owner of Island Time Coffee Company, arranges a display in Payless Foods.

New business perks up South Whidbey shelves

Three new blends of coffee are available in stores.

Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group
Christopher Baldwin, owner of Island Time Coffee Company, arranges a display in Payless Foods.
Nine deer, including these three, showed up at Coupeville Town Hall on Feb. 23. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Deer ordinance may be in the works for Coupeville

One resident said the sheer amount of deer urine is “overwhelming” and creates puddles at his door.

Nine deer, including these three, showed up at Coupeville Town Hall on Feb. 23. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. Photo by Sherrye Wyatt

Scenic byway earns national designation

T he Cascade Loop, including the Whidbey Scenic Isle Way, is now a National Scenic Byway.

The Whidbey Scenic Isle Way runs through Greenbank, with water views. Photo by Sherrye Wyatt

UW professor floats idea for tunnel between Whidbey, Mukilteo

The underwater alternative to the state’s ferry system involves a tunnel 610 feet below sea level.

Langley Arts Fund taking charge of sculpture project

Council members agreed to transfer the sculpture program from the arts commission to the nonprofit.

Langley bugged about banning pesticides

The city wants to discourage the use of insecticides within city limits although it can’t enforce it.

Adam Wundrow of Whidbey Sun and Wind installs a solar panel. Photo by Cary Peterson

South Whidbey School Farms gets upgrades

Grow lights are now powered by solar panels.

Adam Wundrow of Whidbey Sun and Wind installs a solar panel. Photo by Cary Peterson
The Maersk Singapore in Holmes Harbor last Thursday afternoon. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Big boats moored in Holmes Harbor

Two of the four had left by last Friday morning.

The Maersk Singapore in Holmes Harbor last Thursday afternoon. Photo by Kira Erickson/Whidbey News Group

Hospital finances in critical condition

Last week WhidbeyHealth had negative 1.7 days of cash on hand for operating expenses.

South Whidbey students returning to school next week

First and third graders will return to school Feb. 22 and others will be phased back in March.

A fire Sunday evening fully engulfed a trailer at a Deer Lake Road residence. No one was injured. Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Fire Sunday destroys trailer in Clinton

No one was injured in the fire.

A fire Sunday evening fully engulfed a trailer at a Deer Lake Road residence. No one was injured. Photo provided by South Whidbey Fire/EMS

Online intruders disrupt Port of South Whidbey meeting

Videos of pornography and Confederate flags were shared on the screens of the new attendees,

Oak Harbor High School Sophomore Isadora White plays trumpet.

Whidbey students qualify for ensemble groups

South Whidbey and Oak Harbor student musicians qualified for prestigious groups.

Oak Harbor High School Sophomore Isadora White plays trumpet.

City council throws its support behind new aquatics center aquatics center

The aquatics center has been discussed for decades, but is finally beginning to make some progress.

Island Drug receives extra vaccine in mistake

Instead of 200 doses that were expected last week, Island Drug received 2,000.

Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.

Family breaks ground for Habitat for Humanity home

A lifelong Whidbey resident and her family have started building their own home in Oak Harbor.

Victoria Adaus Myers, left, broke ground on a new home this week with her family, Arryn, 6, Katherine, 8, and Aaron. Photo provided.

Leaders confront gov’s office over reopening plan

Island County officials are not happy Whidbey is stuck in Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan.

Officials decry COVID-19 reopening inequity

People are frustrated that Island County is still in Phase 1 while other counties moved to Phase 2.