Letters to the Editor

Letter: Shane Hoffmire is right candidate for city council

Editor, I give my strongest endorsement to Shane Hoffmire for Oak Harbor City Council, Position 5. Shane was a commissioner during my entire 2.5 years… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

 

Letter: School board candidates need concrete ideas

Editor, Regarding “South End school board candidates talk priorities” (Sept. 22 story), thank you for doing your homework and including in the article that one… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

 

Letter: Incumbents unfairly excluded from story

Editor, I’m quite disappointed to read your one-sided story featuring opposition candidates for our school board. It read to me as an unbalanced piece of… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

 

Letter: Vote for steady leadership in tumultuous times

Editor, In 2019, I left the Oak Harbor school board after a dozen years, choosing not to run again for health reasons. I was fortunate… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

Letter: Support candidates not in league with special interests

Editor, In just a few weeks, the citizens of Oak Harbor will be voting to elect four city council members. I am supporting Shane Hoffmire… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

Letter: Pledge will neither help nor hinder board’s work

Editor, Discussion about the Pledge of Allegiance is a recent topic of the South Whidbey School Board. This follows on the heels of school property… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2021

Letter: Vote for school board that doesn’t want to edit the past

South Whidbey’s school board election has become a referendum on whether our children will learn the whole of American history, the ideals as well as… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2021

Opposition to vaccine, masks is truly selfish

Editor, This is a difficult letter for me to write on 9/11. As I listen to tributes and remembrances for those who lost their lives… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2021

Thanks to those who attended ice cream social

Editor, Thank you Whidbey News-Times (and South Whidbey Record) and reporter Kira for your front page article, “Tiny Houses Need Big Bucks.” We want to… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2021

Letter: Story on Girl Scout project was welcome

Editor, I want to thank you for the Aug. 25 article describing Olivia Varga’s Girl Scout community service project setting up an educational beehive near… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021

Letter: Story on hospital audit findings misleading

Editor, A recent Whidbey News-Times article reported on WhidbeyHealth’s financial submissions to the Washington State Auditor. The article was factually correct, but incomplete and unfairly… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021

Letter: We need to take better choices in picking candidates

Editor, A recent opinion piece in the New York Times concludes that Trump and his supporters are totalitarians. The author starts by asserting all Trump… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2021

Letter: Oak Harbor Music Festival is a favorite Whidbey event

Editor, I want to express thanks to the organizers and the army of volunteers who made the Oak Harbor Music Festival happen again this year.… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2021

Letter: ‘Best of luck’ to writer who dismisses masks

Editor, Congratulations to Mr. Wilferth for being such an expert in epidemiology (Aug. 14 letter to the editor). His conclusion of how difficult it is… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: Candidate forums will be on Zoom this October

Editor, Election Day is Nov. 2. The deadline for our county’s Election Office to put standard ballots in the mail is Oct. 15th. This year’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: City of Oak Harbor leaders have dubious priorities

I just finished reading the Aug. 24 letter from Terry Lacey and I agree 100 percent. People who work for the town or county are… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: Residents should support local journalism

Editor: I applaud the South Whidbey Record for their Opinion in Saturday’s paper regarding the impact of unvaccinated people. The impacts are huge and continuing… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: Anti-vaxxers need to be held accountable

Editor, It’s far beyond time to hold the anti-vaxxers accountable. In the U.S, it is the unvaccinated who are currently contracting the virus in 95… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021

Letter: Afghanistan was a military victory, political defeat

Editor, This is a message to my military brothers and sisters: We served honorably. We followed the orders we were given and we did our… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021

Letter: Pledge should not be used as tool of aggression

Editor, I am writing in response to the article by Karina Andrew in the Sept. 1 issue of your paper titled “Audience interrupts school board… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021