Letters To The Editor

Helping a child to find a home is rewarding

Editor, Today, I had the opportunity to call a couple of foster…

  • Nov 21st, 2017

 

Perhaps property values should be based on senority

Editor, In his Nov. 15 letter, Tim Verschuyl notes how property assessments…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

 

Forget-Me-Not drive will help fund veteran services

Editor, Thank You, Whidbey. We at the Disabled American Veterans just concluded…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

 

Some appreciated pilot’s sense of humor

Editor, To the Sky Pilot from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island who…

  • Nov 17th, 2017

Tax reform should include government reform

Editor, All this talk lately about federal tax reform — local tax…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Hannold challenger cites goals for healthier county

Editor, I appreciate the Whidbey News-Times’ coverage of my campaign for commissioner…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Encouraged to see efforts to save pool

Editor, I would like to personally thank all the people who worked…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Do parents care that voters allowed public pool to close?

Editor, To my knowledge, no member of the Oak Harbor City Council…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Are landowners willing to step up for affordable housing?

Editor, When I read about Wright’s Crossing I am concerned that greed…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Thanks to churches for putting on bazaars

Editor, Thanks so much to the churches in Oak Harbor who donate…

  • Nov 14th, 2017

Coalition should advocate for builders already here

Editor, Regarding the article in the Nov. 3 Whidbey News-Times about the…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Thanks to those who supported levy passage

Editor, We appreciate the community support for our recent bond measure. Funding…

  • Nov 10th, 2017

Time to gather Thanksgiving volunteers, donations

Editor, It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

‘Silent majority’ is probably fake news

Editor, How interesting that an alleged anonymous silent majority should arise to…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Planner’s development philosophy should inspire

Editor, On the road of development of any nature, we face obstacles…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Community needs to form intelligent growth plan

Editor, I am firmly convinced that the proposed Wright’s Crossing development is…

  • Nov 7th, 2017

Urge officials to reject development proposal

Editor, My husband and I are extremely opposed to the Wright’s Crossing…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

Agencies see revenue increase with natural inflation

Editor, I am often amused, and a bit baffled, by the agencies…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

Annexing active farmland for growth isn’t way to go

Editor, I strongly encourage our three Island County commissioners to set aside…

  • Nov 3rd, 2017

Fire district candidate needs to use current info

Editor, After reading Mr. T.J. Lamont’s latest letter to the editor, I’d…

  • Oct 31st, 2017

Officials need to start working as unified body

Editor, In an ideal world, our elected officials are voted into office…

  • Oct 31st, 2017

Lowering voting age could prove beneficial

Editor, Despite the idea being absurd at first glance, lowering the voting…

  • Oct 27th, 2017

District has potential to grow to meet more needs

Editor, I have been a commissioner for the North Whidbey Park and…

  • Oct 27th, 2017

Larsen’s gun control guest column is ‘pure claptrap’

Editor, Congressman Rick Larsen’s guest commentary on gun control is one of…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Candidate believes taxes should fund fire basics

Editor, My name is T.J. Lamont and I am asking for your…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Aquatic club is getting a sweetheart deal at pool

Editor, As a North Whidbey Park and Recreation District board member for…

  • Oct 24th, 2017

Country’s shootings not actually about the guns

Editor, In response to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s guest column in the…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

Software is meant to be used with flight training

Editor This is in response to the letter to the editor, “Software…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

‘Habitual complainer’ should move from jet noise

Editor, To the writer of the letter published in the Oct. 11…

  • Oct 20th, 2017

‘The Fantasticks,’ on stage at WICA, is one not miss

Editor, As a retired film, television and theater critic, I have seen…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Never saw Wright’s Crossing property for sale

Editor, A Sept. 30 letter from Mr. Leo Mitchell concerning the Wright’s…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Software success should mean closing OLF

Editor, I’m very glad that the “magic carpet” software is working so…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

Vote to keep a valuable island resource operating

Editor, Oak Harbor and Whidbey Island are very lucky to have an…

  • Oct 17th, 2017

District needs Gerald Smith as commissioner

Editor, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue needs Gerald Smith for commissioner. Things…

  • Oct 13th, 2017

Goal is to reestablish sound financial foundation

Editor, I, Gerald Smith, am asking for your vote for fire commissioner…

  • Oct 13th, 2017

Love visiting city and staying at RV park

Editor, When we arrived at Staysail RV Park this year, we were…

  • Oct 13th, 2017

Like noise, residents must deal with housing shortage

Editor, Regarding the housing shortage for incoming Navy folks, while I was…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Wrights Crossing would lower property values

Editor, I am clearly in opposition to Wright’s Crossing. But I decided…

  • Oct 10th, 2017

Humbled by appreciation pages for law enforcement

Editor, As head of law enforcement in Island County, I am humbled…

  • Oct 6th, 2017

Lamont has experience needed to serve district

Editor, I am voting for T.J. Lamont for fire commissioner, North Whidbey…

  • Oct 6th, 2017