Letters to the Editor

Transportation network needed

It’s great to read that the new ‘Island Home’ ferry will be coming to the Keystone/Port Townsend route. I only wish it was sooner than… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Night club disturbs neighbors

I assume J. Roberts is a young male with no wife to protect or children to care for, and is unhappy living in the Oak… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Pets should be a priority

I would like to preface this letter with praise for the Seaplane Base WAIF Oak Harbor Animal Shelter staff who keep it clean and tidy.… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Haugen helps Oak Harbor

We read in March 15, 2008 Whidbey News-Times that Oak Harbor’s non-partisan mayor, the County Sheriff and two former city mayors gleefully proclaimed that the… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Enrollment down at high school

I am not sure why, but “Oak Harbor Mayor Jim Slowik said enrollment is up at the high school” (News-Times, Mar 29 2008, Island leaders… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Thank you Mark Hansen

I just got word of the passing of Mark Hansen, former Oak Harbor resident, attorney and founder of the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Letters

Reading the recent news items concerning the property restrictions to be inflicted on the owners by the Navy and local politicians and board members. I am flabbergasted.

  • Jul 3, 2008

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In the 1980s the public art process was such that you could actually select an artist and work with him or her to develop the art work that met your criteria and wishes while staying within the allocation.

  • Jul 3, 2008

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My husband and I were in a car accident on Feb. 17 on Highway 20.

  • Jul 3, 2008

School districts should unify

Spring has sprung, the birds are nesting and guarding their turf. The amusement offered to the observer of seeing small blackbirds attacking majestic eagles because they have crossed territorial boundaries reminds me of the Oak Harbor and Coupeville school districts’ efforts to protect their respective territories.

  • Jul 3, 2008

New course found lacking

I couldn’t agree more with many of the runners I met concerning the Whidbey Island Marathon. I’ve finished all seven of them and it simply wasn’t the same fun marathon this year, not because of a little confusion as to the route, but because of the finish.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Flushing our dollars away

Bravo to Linda Haddon for her stand on the Steilacoom II ferry (News-Times, April 23). It seems that no one in the state government can hear what anyone is saying about that boat. If you have a boat that has to cancel trips constantly, what good is it. Might as well just flush the dollars for the Steilacoom II down the toilet or use them for green compost.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Letters?to the?editor

Wow, I guess it does no good to leave town for awhile. I am shocked to see the back and forth opinions over the Oak Harbor Football League.

  • Jul 3, 2008

I wanted to say a special word of thanks to those who

I wanted to say a special word of thanks to those who helped with the fundraiser, “The Empire Gives Back,” over the Holland Happening weekend. I do not have the names of some helpers but you know who you are: Special thanks to Barbara Johnson (and all her Red Cross volunteers) and Erika and Jesse Miller (and Navy friends).

  • Jul 3, 2008

Thank you for doing the article on rate increases Puge

Thank you for doing the article on rate increases Puget Sound Energy is trying to get through. They are also trying to sell the company to investment companies in Canada and Australia. If this happens the outflow of money from this state and country has to be huge. The rate increases will become higher and more frequent to make up the $5 billion shortfall they say they need to keep up with expansion.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Administrators to be reduced

By turning quotes into headlines on your front page (News-Times, May 14), it’s clear the newspaper is more interested in creating news than reporting it. By definition, a quote standing alone has no context, so it is immediately misleading for anyone who reads the headline but not the story.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Phone solicitors not being honest

I just had a phone call from the Breast Cancer Foundation. The solicitor said I had donated $20 last year and would I repeat the donation? I didn’t recall having donated, but I said OK, and when someone else came on the line to verify my address, she used one I haven’t lived at for five years. I said, “I haven’t lived there for some time,” and she said, “The donation was two years ago.”

  • Jul 3, 2008

Heroes find much support

The American Red Cross Island County Chapter would like to thank the many local businesses and those who attended the 10th annual Real Heroes Breakfast that was held March 4 at the Elks Lodge.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Thousands raised for scholarships

The third annual Coupeville Lions Scholarship Auction was a huge success, we raised $22,000 for deserving young men and women at Coupeville High School! Thanks goes to all of the individuals and local businesses who donated auction items, community bakers who donated desserts for the dessert auction and the businesses who donated food and supplies:

  • Jul 3, 2008