Letters to the Editor

Don’t buy GM food products

Do you like genetically modified food? Do you know that these largely unregulated ingredients are in 60 to 70 percent of the processed foods we… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2007

Failure to notify is just outrageous

The City of Oak Harbor City Council has apparently scheduled a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 18, for final approval of the latecomers’ agreement funding the… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2007

His name is Earl, he helped a dog

Friday, Aug. 31, my work neighbor brought me a card from an anonymous person and said it was from a man named Earl, who had… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2007

Help House’s help’s amazing

As a non-profit organization, Help House relies heavily on the community to feed the hungry. Though we are non-profit, we still have operating expenses and… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2007

Town shows its Wolf pride

Wow, what a community we have! With less than two months living on the island, I have seen numerous organizations and individuals volunteer to help… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2007

Septic rules simply overkill

A short time ago, Mr. Johnson wrote regarding the new septic system regulations voted on and put into effect by our so-called representative commissioners. It… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2007

Time to reflect on one family

Another anniversary is upon us. It might serve as an occasion to reflect on the results of the misuse of religious teachings to generate hatred… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2007

Lower flags on Sept. 11

Get your flag ready for 9/11 and fly the flag at half staff for the full day.On Tuesday, Sept. 11, an American flag should be… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2007

Rule change costs taxpayers

It seems our Washington State representatives are trying to sneak something over on taxpayers again!Under SB 5498, a bill requested by the governor and passed… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2007

Plenty of help for Help House drive

Santa was good to Help House this year. Our Christmas in July Food and Fund Drive was a success. We received over 12,100 food items… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2007

Lions serve in Coupeville

Coupeville Lions Club 109 membership performed the Lion Club motto “We Serve” with the financial support of the local community during the 2006-2007 fiscal year.Coupeville… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2007

Congress duped into Iraq war

Many of your writers are stuck with the misconception that the “members of Congress who are so outspoken against the war are the same ones… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2007

Slow down on motorcycles

I have driven an auto or truck all over the U.S. for 60 years and a motorcycle all over rural and city roads in Northern… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2007

Photo necessary to depict war

Regarding Bill Fischer’s letter dated Aug. 1, in response to the Whidbey News-Times “coffin photo” of July 25.I sincerely hope that the family of Patrick… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2007

Make first game free

I would like to thank the school board and contractors that were involved in the stadium project — bravo zulu! We know that you folks… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2007

No indentured servants wanted

The News-Times reported in “Larsen talks shop with business leaders (Aug. 25)” that Rep. Rick Larsen would like to see “a comprehensive solution for guest… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2007

All have fun dog paddling

We want to thank the Oak Harbor public indoor swimming pool for the dog swim event on Sunday, Aug. 26.Casper (white Great Dane puppy) started… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2007

Vote for a true friend

As a recent candidate for Coupeville Town Council, I would like to comment on the primary election.First, I would like to thank the League of… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2007

Marine Services is no solution

I read, with a high level of concern, the article (News-Times, Aug. 21) about the proposed “solution” for water rescue being passed off to John… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2007

Name calling goes nowhere

Can legitimate issues for the City of Oak Harbor “belong” to one person? How can anyone “co-opt” these issues? Mr. Brewer, the election is not… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2007