Letters to the Editor

A place to eat late needed

How about instead of another national franchised restaurant that closes at 10 p.m., we cater to the people who don’t roll up when the sidewalks… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Downtown needs enforcement

Your characterization of downtown Oak Harbor (Editorial, Feb. 20) as unsavory and dangerous is an irresponsible disservice to the vast majority of businesses in the… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Fire station replaced earlier

In “Fire levy goes down in flames,” (News-Times, Feb. 23) you wrote, “In addition to the planned replacement of the Heller Road Fire Station, officials… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Directors should read the paper

It’s amazing to me how our elected Oak Harbor School Board directors continually demonstrate total cluelessness about basic school district budgetary issues at their own… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Sports reporting measures up

I want to commend Tim Adams and Jim Woolbright for their excellent sports reporting, photography and coverage of the OHHS girls basketball team. Tim’s reporting… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Roundabouts may save lives

In 2007 there were 109 intersection-related fatality collisions in Washington causing 107 injuries and 113 deaths. Thirty-nine percent of those collisions (43) were entering-at-angle collisions.One… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Too busy for roundabouts

I grew up with roundabouts in S.E. Portland, and they were no big deal. Of course, there is a catch here, they are in residential… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Council process worked fine

As one of the applicants for the City Council position that did not make the short list I would like to make a few comments.First… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Money was already there

I guess we should pat Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen on the back when she gets done patting herself for adding money to the supplemental budget… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

County takes use of property

The Island County commissioners unanimously approved rezoning a large portion of land on North Whidbey as “crash zones” without notification of any property owners holding… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Learn about Puget Sound

Kathy Fletcher, executive director for People of Puget Sound, was guest speaker at the Feb. 21 League of Women Voters meeting. Ms. Fletcher, a strong… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

All aboard the solution train

Folks don’t like the noise (“Navy protests Navy crash ordinance, News-Times, March 12)?Feel free to move.Since early 1940s, it’s been made known Oak Harbor is… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Keep us in the ferry loop

Regarding your March 12 editorial, “Heading off a Keystone crisis,” I would like to pass the following suggestions to the Keystone/Port Townsend Ferry Partnership Group,… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Kenmore Air gets it done

It is with interest that I’ve read the comments on Kenmore Air and its value to the community. I would like to share my experience… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Obama flows from the heart

This Tuesday morning I heard a speech on TV, delivered in Philadelphia by Barack Obama. It is a speech for the ages! It literally flowed… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

If only they could analyze

Jason Joiner, (“Sound off,” Feb. 16) sounds like a smart enough fellow and while many of his points about liberalism leading youth astray are right… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Protect your military ID

What started as a normal trip to the commissary for groceries soon turned into a nightmare on Friday March 21. I loaded my cart and… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Be a partner in prevention

Hats off to Eileen Brown for taking her hat off to IDIPIC in her column Feb. 13. It was very much appreciated by not only… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Rezone limits property owners

The Island County Commissioners unanimously approved rezoning a large portion of land on North Whidbey as “crash zones” without notification of ANY property owners holding… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Landowners need compensation

Many of us have land which has been placed in noise and crash zones. We know how it feels. Those that recently were hit with… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008