Letters to the Editor

Letter: Sharpe’s Corner a job well done

Editor, There was a good bit of opposition when the Washington State Department of Transportation proposed the installation of roundabouts at Sharpe’s Corner and Gibraltar… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

 

Letter: A poor design for the big trucks

Editor, As one who spoke up against the roundabout traffic circle plans, I’ll have to admit that the ones put in on Highway 20 at… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

 

Letter: Letter writer is not an expert, Navy is

Editor, I think the U.S. Navy knows a bit more about the capabilities of its adversary and its own plans than Mr. X of Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

 

Letter: Reasons are many to go see ‘Daddy Long Legs’

Editor, My husband and I greatly enjoyed the current production at Whidbey Playhouse, “Daddy Long Legs.” It was: 1. Charming 2. Delightful 3. Romantic 4.… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Please help to re-open city’s swimming pool

Editor, It’s beyond embarrassing that a city the size of Oak Harbor does not have an available community swimming pool. Well, actually, there is a… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Growler noise will turn Coupeville a ghost town

Editor, I love living in Coupeville. My daughter thrives in school. It’s peaceful and friendly; what a great town. It’s home. I’m really concerned for… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Be advised, the jets will never leave Whidbey

Editor, In their last desperate throes of achieving a political solution, the groups known as COER, WISE, CCA, Sound Defense Alliance, Protect Olympic Peninsula, Quiet… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: How about eminent domain as a solution?

Editor, Enough with the arguments about OLF Coupeville. This has gone on for years with no agreement for resolving it. I have the solution. Local… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018

Letter: Concerned by a lack of civil discourse over noise

Editor, I am a Navy veteran and served as a division officer from 1968 to 1971. I am proud of my service. When my wife… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018

Letter: Thanking Coupeville School Board, admin.

Editor, As a community member and the husband of a Coupeville School District teacher, I want to thank the Coupeville superintendent, Steve King, and the… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: OLF Coupeville crucial for Navy pilots’ safety

Editor, One could say this is a letter in response to Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes’ recent letter regarding the pending release of the long-promised Navy’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Letter regarding Growler mitigation was spot-on

Editor, When I moved to Coupeville six years ago, I learned about the Growlers on my first evening. In addition to the airplane noise, the… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: The ‘sound of freedom’ drowning out all else

Editor, It’s 6 p.m. A gorgeous, warm, late summer evening. But we can’t enjoy it. Just had to shut all the windows and doors and… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Group doesn’t wish harm, or want to cause distress

Editor, To my North Whidbey Neighbors: There must be a way we can have an open-hearted and respectful discourse on the issues facing both Central… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

Letter: Why not be practicing for peace instead of war?

Editor, In Wednesday’s edition, letter writer Roger Dietrich makes a great case for keeping pilots like himself safe. However, he fails to consider the safety… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

Letter: Park bench dedicated to late husband much appreciated

Editor, I want to extend a sincere thank you to Rick Walti and crew from the Central Whidbey Lion’s Club for installing a memorial bench… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Letter: Appreciates the facts, but there’s more to the story

Editor, As a COER board member and participant in regular joint meetings with CCA, I can think of no one in either group that does… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Letter: Moving next to air station, expressing shock, a cliché

Editor, Regarding the letter, “Alarmed by plan to hike number of Navy EA-18Gs” in the Aug. 15 Whidbey News-Times, I know this is the post-truth… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Letter: Good points raised, but hurt by snide comments

Editor, This is in response to Dave Rider’s one-sided letter to the editor, published Aug. 15. Though he makes some good points about war and… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on I-1631, the Protect Washington Act

Editor, We have known for decades that carbon pollution would change our planet. In 1974, the CIA issued a classified report on the carbon-dioxide problem.… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018