Letters to the Editor

Sherman qualified for school board

Voters of Oak Harbor will be deciding several important positions in the August primary election. One of these will be the position of school board… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2007

Time may be right for Burnett

As president of the teachers union, I find myself in the somewhat surprising position of suggesting if not outright support then at least consideration of… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2007

Lower flag until they come home

As a proponent of “bringing our service men and women” back home from Iraq, I would like to suggest we honor those who are sacrificing… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2007

Who’s been bought and paid?

It is not so difficult to look at the mayoral candidates and select the one that will lead us out of the development quagmire our… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2007

Farm Bill needs change

This summer, while you’re hopefully enjoying some much needed vacation time and hitting the pool or a barbecue with friends, Congress is considering the Farm… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2007

Protecting castles a fool’s dream?

Regarding, “Sound Off: Your home is not your castle” (Whidbey News-Times, July 21:Of course, I agree with you in principle as most sane people would.… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2007

Karahalios will work for city

As a 43-year resident of Oak Harbor, and a fellow Wildcat alumna, I have met few people with the knowledge, leadership, and managerial qualifications that… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2007

Let’s get down to real issues

“Hostile” and “violence” are strong words and look very good when you can use them against someone in a political context, but let’s be accurate… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2007

Palmer offers prudent counsel

I am writing on behalf and in support of Jim Palmer as a candidate for Oak Harbor City Council. I have known Jim for 20… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2007

Give us some straight reporting

The Whidbey News-Times (Editorial, July 18) calls upon the mayoral candidates to forget money and give fair, straight answers. The News-Times needs to do the… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2007

Kids need summer swing

I would like to introduce you to the toddler learning center here in Oak Harbor. The center reaches children that are birth to three years… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2007

Give us facts, not advocates

I don’t believe that it is helpful for folks that live in other towns to advocate for Oak Harborites to cast votes for a particular… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2007

From outside, Palmer looks good

We wish that we could vote for Jim Palmer, but unfortunately we live outside the city limits. We have known Jim for a number of… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2007

Historic buildings already protected

A Town Council workshop was held in the Rec Hall on June 21 to meet with the Department of Ecology to discuss some of the… Continue reading

  • Jul 18, 2007

Palmer fit for council

Thank you, Jim Palmer, for running for Oak Harbor City Council. I have known Jim through business and service organizations for many years and believe… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2007

Tricare finds us a provider

I live in Bellingham now after spending 25 years on Whidbey and my husband was retired and also a Vietnam vet. When we moved up… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2007

Firefighters get it done

A big thank you to our local Oak Harbor firefighters who scooped and scraped the overflow waters off the Barrington laundromat this last Sunday afternoon.… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2007

Wal-Mart helps Harbor Haven

Harbor Haven is pleased to announce a “Good Works” grant from Wal-Mart of Oak Harbor for $500. The check was presented to Cindy McDougall, president… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2007

Overwhelming support cited

On May 23, Kim and Kailee Gieratz lost everything in a devastating house fire. Thanks to Bill Young, they are still with us today. Thank… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2007

More about Ebey site

This letter is in reference to the July 4 Whidbey News-Times article titled, “A Ferry interesting history,” on page A2. The article mentions during WWII… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2007