Letters to the Editor

Our next great mayor

In this upcoming election, the city of Oak Harbor has an incredible opportunity to revitalize its governing body. Not only are there are a number… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2007

Peace posters don’t stay up

This past weekend almost 100 people attended the fourth annual Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope at Saint Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Freeland. There were… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2007

Traffic prompts queries to city

Kudos to state Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen for her expressed opinion regarding the city’s contribution to the “highway woes” of Highway 20 between Swantown Road… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2007

Save money, follow rules

Washington state just upped the fines for some traffic violations, effective July 1. I’m not sure everyone is aware of these changes so thought it… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2007

Purple Undies well received

Xi Beta Omega wishes to thank all the lovely ladies who came to the Big Purple Undies show on Sept. 20. Lou Kelman’s humor was… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2007

Best choices already serving

Voters have a decision to make in the Coupeville mayoral race in November.Will you choose to retain Nancy Conard who brings her 30 years of… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2007

Some questions for Coupeville

I started attending Coupeville town council meetings even before I moved here in the late summer of 2002.This November we have another election cycle in… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2007

Iraq war is costly to all

Whether we accept it or not, our country has embarked on a war of choice on Iraq that is costing us dearly at home as… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2007

State should give us a break

We work for the state. We’re here to help (and spend your money).Hills and curves give a road character and make it interesting to drive.… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2007

City lacked common sense

It embarrasses me to agree with a Democrat, but Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen (D-Camano) is exactly right when she says that city officials brought the… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2007

All should be helping troops

How great it is to step up to the plate to support our troops (“Soroptimists join the fight,” Whidbey News-Times, Sept. 12).Whether you believe in… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2007

Changes would improve safety

In the Sept. 12 edition of the Whidbey News-Times the city is trying to figure out how to reduce accidents on Highway 20 between Beeksma… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2007

Fix existing highway problems

I read the “city highway woes” article on Sept. 12 and could not believe what the State DOT person and state senator said about safety… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2007

Thanks for making stadium possible

The grand opening of Wildcat Memorial Stadium was a great success, complete with an inaugural victory by our state champion football team.With at least 4,000… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2007

Find real seeds in Rush Springs

I enjoy your column so much.I live just about 30 minutes from the self-proclaimed Watermelon Capitol of the World. They are getting ready to have… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2007

Mussels turn into computers

On behalf of the 206 members of the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club, our staff, volunteers and advisory group, I want to thank everyone who… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2007

Mobile home taxes skyrocket

I have received a new tax assessment on my home which is a manufactured house that in the year 2000 cost $84,000. It is located… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2007

Article serves as endorsement

I find myself compelled to respond to Mr. Ken Pickard’s negative and demeaning “Sound Off” column (News-Times, Sept. 8) titled “Town needs regime change.”At first… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2007

Volunteers take over rake over

Our thanks to the approximately 30 children, teens, parents, retirees and “other willing community members” who turned out on short notice for the Labor Day… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2007

Personal attacks just slanderous

My response to Ken Pickard’s “Sound Off” article titled ”Town needs regime change” in the Whidbey News-Times, Sept. 8, is that perhaps he should stay… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2007