Letters to the Editor

Letter: Gail Fleming is tried and true

Editor, For the upcoming city council election, I am writing in my vote for Gail Fleming, for Position #5 to represent the interests of all… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021

Letter: Vote for incumbent South Whidbey School Board members

Editor, I respect freedom of press and the obligation of the media to responsibly report events. However, choosing to place the article “South End school… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021

Letter: Hospital levy is an important step forward

Editor, The governance and management of WhidbeyHealth are taking an important step in asking for a levy increase for operations. This is the right action… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021

Letter: County should help bail out hospital

Editor, I read with interest the article in the paper about our local hospital district’s ongoing financial woes. The article mentioned numerous times that COVID… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2021

Letter: Write in Gail Fleming for Langley council

Editor, Thanks so much for your diligent coverage of local stories; we are fortunate indeed to have the blessing of responsible and balanced journalism that… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2021

Letter: Langley candidate Fleming is a proven leader, listener

Editor, The Langley City Council has much important work ahead of it. It is critical that we elect experienced and qualified people to serve. I… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2021

Letter: Mayor’s stand against developers’ influence laudable

Editor, I applaud Mayor Severns’ principled stand against the seemingly growing influence of outside developers on local politics. The mayor notes that while most developers… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2021

Letter: Passing school bond measure would be a blunder

Editor, After reading the $429 million school project I’m beginning to wonder who or what is running Oak Harbor; oops, I meant ruining it. But… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2021

Letter: Power grid should be ready for foreign attacks

Editor, We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Those who are unvaccinated put the rest of us at risk

Editor, I am writing this to express my gratitude to everyone who has been vaccinated, especially those workers who are in close proximity with the… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Hoffmire has shown he’s committed to the community

Editor, I am going to vote to elect Shane Hoffmire to the Oak Harbor City Council in the upcoming November election. Let me tell you… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Jim Towers would be asset to South Whidbey fire board

Editor, We, Jerry and Lois Beck, endorse Jim Towers for fire commissioner. We have lived here for almost 30 years, we have watched the island… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Trump, Putin meetings had sinister purpose

Editor, It was James Carville who said, in describing the most glaringly obvious and salient fact of the 1992 presidential election campaign, “It’s the economy… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Ferry workers are appreciated on the island

Editor, As a resident of Whidbey, there are many blessings to reflect on daily with our magical island. The local food sources, beautiful landscapes and… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

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