Letters to the Editor

Boat safety benefits agency

Regarding the Aug. 25 letter from Edward Drum: No doubt we citizens are being managed instead of represented.It’s not just fee increases by state agencies;… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2007

City ignores average citizens

Thank you Whidbey News-Times for your editorial cartoon on Wednesday, Aug. 22, regarding Dillard’s addition. It is refreshing to know that the points we have… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2007

Don’t let them circumvent law

Overwhelming voter passage of I-601 in 1993 mandates the Legislature abides by a two-thirds majority to raise taxes. Simple enough on the surface, except now… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2007

Let old inmates out of prison

To save Washington a lot of money and to do a humane, benevolent thing, our governor should consider commuting the sentences of many of our… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2007

Throwing bubbles not that bad

I’m stationed overseas right now and have been catching up on the news back home in Oak Harbor. It seems a little odd that in… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2007

Tossed breakfast not appreciated

To the two gentlemen (I use this term loosely) in the maroon pick-up who were fishing early Thursday morning just down from the Keystone Ferry:… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2007

Time to reform three strikes law

The “Three Strikes” law that voters passed in 1993 did not include second-degree robbery on its original list. It was added later.Plus, in 2003, the… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2007

An honest person in Coupeville

Sunday morning my grandson and I went to the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. We didn’t stay long but we did the shopping we had… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2007

Babe Ruth support appreciated

The players, parents and coaches of the Oak Harbor Babe Ruth Baseball program wish to publicly thank our many sponsors, fans and generous donors. Jet… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2007

New septic rules too heavy-handed

The letter from Mr. Kenneth J. Wolf that appeared in the Aug. 11 edition raised a number of important questions about the new Island County… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2007

One candidate sees things right

I don’t see the value of folks that live out of the city limits of Oak Harbor encouraging us to vote for their choice, friend… Continue reading

  • Aug 22, 2007

Board needs its devil’s advocates

The Oak Harbor School Board signed a letter entitled “School critics enlighten board” (News-Times, Sept. 4, 2004).It included statements as: (1) Community input is encouraged… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2007

Council needs different views

Gary Piazzon is running for town council against the incumbent Bob Clay and another challenger, Sue Cunningham. I want to tell you why I think… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2007

Look who’s behind Slowik

Will a mayoral candidate who stole the city logo be honest and forthright? The deadline for omitting the logo has come and gone. The signs… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2007

Slowik against the establishment

I have read with interest the referral to Mr. Slowik as the “establishment’s candidate.” Perhaps you should refer to Webster’s definition of “establishment.” It means:… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2007

Get over the logo controversy

Somebody needs to get a life! First of all I don’t know who to vote for yet, and I’m no fan of politicians. The only… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2007

Hospital story made sensational

Quite the recent news article (Aug. 8) concerning the Naval Hospital’s emergency room in the Whidbey News-Times, or maybe its the Whidbey Tabloid News.The first… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2007

City needs real change

I would like to thank Mayor Patty Cohen in this newspaper’s “Sound Off” column of Aug. 4, entitled, “What to look for in a mayor,”… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2007

Sunrise makes wheels go ‘round

Thank you for your article “Wheels go round on Barrington Hill” in the Wednesday, Aug. 8, edition.To gain some historical perspective to this special gravity… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2007

Thoughts on local politics

The first shot has been fired. A seasoned politician will tell you that election year is just around the corner. When you are a registered… Continue reading

  • Aug 15, 2007