Letters to the Editor

Letter: Price Johnson the kind of leader needed in Olympia

Editor, The first time I saw Helen Price Johnson was at a League of Women Voters salad supper. The evening featured not only salad, but… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

 

Letter: Neighbors helping neighbors in the Coupeville way

Editor, Last Monday, our neighbors across the street, Rob and Traci York, were going over to Costco in Burlington. They called and asked if there… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

 

Letter: Hospital management doing all it can

Editor, Hospital management is doing all it can as small systems close around the country. I know from experience the hospital needs at least 100… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

 

Letter: Good Cheer is here for all in need, no questions asked

Editor, At times like these, Good Cheer is here for our community. During these stressful and uncertain times, having strong community institutions is key. We… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

Letter: Don’t need the $1,200 check? Maybe share with those who do

Editor, Soon, many of us will receive $1,200 checks from the U.S. Treasury. They will be a one-time lifeline for people with no savings, who… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2020

Letter: Hospital was impacted but will get through this difficult time

Editor, A recently published letter to Gov. Jay Inslee has caused concern. The letter was written by the Washington State Hospital Association on behalf of… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2020

Letter: Grocery store workers should all be commended

Editor, I just returned from grocery shopping at Payless in Freeland. I want to thank every employee for working through this pandemic, and taking it… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020

Letter: Maybe you feel great, but you can still be contagious

Editor, I’m glad to see more and more people following the 6-foot social distancing rule while waiting in line in grocery stores. However, I have… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020

Letter: Let store postal workers know they’re appreciated

Editor, In these strange times where you are urged to self isolate and avoid close contact you think of the heroes, medical people, firemen and… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020

Letter: ‘Golden Rule is alive and well on Whibey Island’

Editor, As senior citizens with compromised immune systems, we have tried to self-quarantine as much as possible lately. We go out only to pick up… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020

Letter: Many came together to make memorial service memorable

It is with gratitude for Wallin Funeral Home that I am writing this letter today. Gratitude for Kelly Davidson, a funeral director, who went above… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020

Letter: Navy’s ‘courtroom antics’ shouldn’t impress judge

Editor, Jessie Stensland’s March 14 Whidbey News-Times article addressed the Navy’s March 5 request of the court to consider a non-public, secret declaration of the… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020

Letter: Urge Inslee to declare a climate emergency

Editor, Don Brunell in a March 4 Sound Off column gave a lot of numbers regarding the price of acting on our climate crisis. As… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020

Letter: Congrats to judges on jobs well done

Editor, Judge Alan Hancock’s decision to retire at the end of this year heralds the end of a truly remarkable career as a superior court… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020

Letter: Sheriff’s office provides a splendid service

Editor, The landline telephone system at the home of two octogenarians, my wife and I, in rural Oak Harbor was inoperable for almost two weeks.… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: Familiarize yourself with candidates for judge

Editor, I read with interest the recent article “3 candidates vie for superior court judge,” and applaud the thoughtful — and early — attention being… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: Continuing to hold annual Musselfest ‘irresponsible’

Editor, I just want to go on record that I feel that those who are in charge of the Coupeville Musslefest were irresponsible for not… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: Predicts ruin for city’s economy, reputation

Editor, Three cheers to Rick and Kevin Kiser for their comments. I too would like to thank our greedy, idiotic and irresponsible politicians both here… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: More than $40,000 raised for Coupeville HS seniors

Editor, We at the Coupeville Lions Club want to thank the Coupeville community for making our 15th annual scholarship auction dinner such a huge success.… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020

Letter: Must halt donations to charities, foundations

Editor, Our property taxes just increased by about $750 (19 percent) per year. We would like to thank the voters and out-of-control politicians for making… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020