Letters to the Editor

Theft of cane is disturbing

Who would steal a cane? An aid to mobility is important and needful to the owner/user.I left mine briefly in a shopping cart at Saar’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Beach Watchers share endlessly

It is my great pleasure to recognize and applaud a group of people who give, voluntarily, countless hours to this community. This year through a… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Taxes drives us off-island

“We have come to the conclusion that consumption patterns and habits of Island County have changed.” So sayeth David Sommerville of Frontier Ford (News-Times, Feb.… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Flag problems are everywhere

I have been reading with interest all of the comments concerning the Coupeville High School flag. Unfortunately, the United States Code, Title 4 Chapter 1… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

How to replace the Ford shop

I’ve just read about the closing of the Ford dealership. As a military member that has been on the island for the past six years… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Thanks for no support

You all have done a great job in NOT supporting your local community and families (Whidbey Island Ford closes)!How is it that you can live,… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Next time, bring a ladder

I think it’s time for Ms. Casebeer to go to the “time out room” for not checking her facts before spouting off about the red,… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Better to help than complain

I used to fly a flag. I bought it, cleaned it, put it out and took it down. One day when I brought it in… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Simpler caucus needed

Saturday’s caucuses came far short of representing many of Washington state voters.I live in senior housing in Coupeville; and as in past elections, most of… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Pool popular and improving

The North Whidbey Park and Recreation District staff is very proud of the accomplishments that have been made regarding the operation and participation of the… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Story helps recruit drive

The article on Citizens on Patrol written by Cynthia Woolbright (Whidbey News-Times Jan. 2) has greatly enhanced our recruiting effort.We have three new recruits and… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Just a mishap, not ground zero

Ground zero, as in 9-11? Let’s get a grip.I hardly think an apparent mishap shooting in the parking lot of a night club warrants being… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Sailors should behave better

The following is in regards to the shooting outside the night club in Oak Harbor. Being prior Navy myself, I find it extremely shameful that… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Caucus turnout records set

Thank you to all the coordinators, precinct caucus chairs, tally clerks, greeters, and all the other volunteers who helped conduct the Democratic Party caucuses on… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

GMA created land shortage

The Seattle Times has recently reported an article that has rightly accused the Growth Manage Act of 1990 (thanks Democrats) of increasing the cost of… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

GOP leaders trample principles

I first read Mr. Joiner’s Feb. 16 “Sound off” and laughed. I am often amused by the irony and hypocrisy politics and elections bring out.… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Naming of Monkey Hill

In the Feb. 6 article by Cynthia Woolbright, on the class portraits done by the students in Jon Aesoph’s first semester drawing class, the lore… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Streets unsafe for children

I am writing for the safety of our children. I am a mother of three boys that attend Broadview Elementary School. I would love for… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

No place for a night club

Being a former Oak Harbor resident for over 25 years, I am so shocked to see that a night club has been allowed in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Joint effort avoids abyss

Working to improve our schools is a tough and relentless challenge. Nothing illustrates this better than the past few weeks; circumstances evolved to a boiling… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008