Letters to the Editor

Price Johnson ready to lead as Island County commissioner

Island County is a wonderful place to live. I want it to stay this way. We have an opportunity to elect a very qualified person to serve us as a county commissioner who will work to maintain and improve the quality of life here. This candidate is Helen Price Johnson.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Oak Harbor flags unfurled by Lions Club

Just a note to let everyone know that the flags that are displayed throughout Oak Harbor during holidays and special events are not a function of the city, but that of the Oak Harbor Lion’s Club. The club asks for a donation of $25 per flag for the year, generally one event each month. At present, there are 270 donators and 323 flags displayed each event.

  • Jul 3, 2008

North Whidbey excels again in cancer research study

I know why I love this community and I work so hard to help, North Whidbey residents did it again! You surpassed the Atlanta headquarters of the American Cancer Society’s goals for number of participants in the Cancer Prevention Study-3.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Coupeville senior pranksters must learn consequences of actions

Yes, Linda (Letters, June 11), the Class of 2008 did indeed demonstrate ingenuity and teamwork but not restraint in pranking the library facility. While no physical damage was done the restoration cost to all of us Coupeville taxpayers does place this “prank” in the destructive category. The books will not be magically restored to their proper positions without paid adult supervision. For the punishment to truly fit the act the students involved should be accountable for undoing the havoc caused.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Puget Sound crabbing dates not all the same

The headline, “Crabbing season opens June 18,” appearing on page 6 of the June 14 Whidbey News-Times, while technically correct, is grossly misleading. It’s almost like saying, “The temperature will be 80 today,” with the fine print adding, “it’ll be 58 here but 80 in San Diego.”

  • Jul 3, 2008

Coupeville parade head: Thanks, volunteers

As the 2008 Coupeville Memorial Day Parade coordinator, I would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped make this the best parade and remembrance ceremony ever. Without your help this event would be impossible to produce. To all of the businesses that lent their support, the speakers, the parade participants, the town, NAS Whidbey, USMC, the police force, and many others too numerous to name. As well as the Central Whidbey Chamber who let me do this every year. I am looking forward to 2009’s parade with the hope that it will meet or beat this year’s parade. Again, thank you one and all.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Vote yes for Coupleville library | Whidbey Letters to the Editor

Letters from readers of the Whidbey News-Times.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Let’s be proud of our recycling | Whidbey Letters to the Editor

In response to the June 4 editorial, “Urge folks to recycle,” I’d like to clear up a few misunderstandings. Curbside co-mingled recycling is something many people on Whidbey Island have been requesting for years.  It makes even more sense now with gas prices going through the roof! If every household on Whidbey had to drive to their respective recycle centers themselves, it would burn a lot more fossil fuels than curbside and probably cost each homeowner at least as much as the curbside pick up service proposed last winter.

  • Jun 25, 2008

Don’t stop at Core-Plus

I’d like to thank our School Board for rejecting Core-Plus as the proposed new high school math curriculum. Core-Plus is one of several “constructivist” math curricula in existence. Two other math curricula which share this distinction are already in use by the school district, both adopted in 2001.

  • Jun 11, 2008

Let’s recapture our democracy

Cap and trade is the easy way of saying “we did something!” Frankly it doesn’t cut it. We need uniformly intensive incentives to be applied nationally. We need a suitably stringent requirement on all utilities in America if they want to continue in business in this country.

  • Jun 11, 2008

Regarding Richard Mack’s appeal for the pope’s res

Regarding Richard Mack’s appeal for the pope’s resignation (Letters, May 7):

  • May 14, 2008

Pundits wrong about my vote Wars just keep on killing Heroes find much support

Pundits wrong about my voteI am one of the older white women who the pundits say are staunchly in the Clinton Camp. At 67 and… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2008