Letters to the Editor

Letter: Families who adopt are honored this month

Editor, ‘Tis the season for giving thanks. That is why the month of November is chosen to recognize the adoptive parents and families who grace… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2021


Letter: Drive safe and have a happy Thanksgiving

Editor, Regarding Thanksgiving, to paraphrase another holiday’s song: it’s (one of) the most dangerous times of the year…due to impaired-driving-related crashes. It’s not a surprise… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2021


Letter: Thanks to Whidbey emergency personnel

Editor, I would like to express my deepest thanks to the Whidbey emergency and rescue community. On Oct. 20, I was out on my deck… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2021


Letter: No Community Harvest planned this year

Editor, On behalf of the North Whidbey Community Harvest, I would like to inform the community of Oak Harbor and Coupeville that the North Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2021

Letter: RVs parked on side of roads are a concern

Editor, Is there a new RV park on Oak Harbor Road/Street? In recent months it has been noticed that what started with one RV parked… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2021

Letter: Amazon should be encouraged to fix delivery issues

Editor, I am, like most of us here on the south end of the island, concerned and frustrated about our package delivery situation, and the… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2021

Letter: Paychecks can’t keep up with tax increases

Editor, According to your Oct. 26 article, the Coupeville school district is considering three new levies: the capital projects levy, the tech levy and the… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2021

Letter: Re-election of school board members heartened

Editor, In response to the results of last week’s election, I am deeply heartened to live in a community that prioritizes not only excellence, experience,… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2021

Letter: Port should continue to explore ideas

Editor, Thank you to all who supported my effort to become the next Coupeville Port Commissioner for District three. I trust that we will be… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2021

Letter: Slash piles on hill are eye sore, dangerous

Editor, On the hill behind Safeway are several large piles of slash. They are an eye sore, a fire hazard and probably invested with rodents.… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2021

Letter: State leaders need to solve ferry problem

Editor, We are all aware of the extremely serious implications of the limited and undependable ferry service to Whidbey Island. The Nov. 2 ferry town… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2021

Letter: Vaccines should be required for everyone

Editor: To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose) — unless exempted by… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2021

Letter: City needs to get affordable housing right

Editor, I’d like to clarify one small point in the Oct. 22 article about the tiny house project in Langley. I am not skeptical about… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2021

Letter: Campgrounds should be a top priority for park and rec levy

Editor, The recent news article about the South Whidbey Parks and Rec levy did not mention any discussion of the future campgrounds. I hope this… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021

Letter: Public entity should take over Oak Harbor airport

Editor, I read with interest the article in the Whidbey News-Times on Oct. 6. Having a public entity owning the Oak Harbor Airport could really… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021

Letter: What happened to acting for the common good?

Editor, Remarkably sad how thinking has changed regarding freedom, the common good and the duties of citizenship in the USA. Back in the 1960s, as… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021

Letter: COER wants to degrade Navy efficiency

Editor, I listened to the recent summary judgment hearing in federal court before Judge J. Richard Creatura. Frankly, the entire hearing was a waste of… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2021

Letter: Turning hotel into housing won’t solve problem

Editor, I read the recent story about the county wasting $70,000 to study turning a hotel into “affordable housing.” I’m shocked, but not surprised that… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2021

Letter: We are lucky to have school board incumbents

Editor, Both of my children graduated from South Whidbey High School. I am a retired high school science teacher. Public education is very important to… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021

Letter: Access to local health care is important

Editor, Twelve years ago, my husband had a stroke 10 days after moving to Whidbey Island. The ambulance took him to WhidbeyHealth, where he was… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021