Letters to the Editor

Regrets linger from Vietnam

After months of procrastination I too have decided to publicly support Lt. Watada’s decision to refuse to deploy to Iraq.As a young soldier in Vietnam… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2007

Parents should do the teaching

It’s been another successful year. My wife has educated our three children at home. We have saved the taxpayers another $30,000 and given our kids… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2007

Iraq didn’t create chaos

I am sick of people blaming the Iraqis for the chaos their country is in. It wasn’t there when we invaded and occupied them, was… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2007

Closure due to head count

Ms. Herrick’s “Soundoff” column (“Students need more support,” April 21) purported to “put forth some more facts.” Here are a few facts she and other… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2007

Beware of the Clinton legacy

Well, here we are nearly two years before the next presidential election with more candidates than we can count. The Republican candidates, with perhaps the… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2007

Legion rocks Granite 9-1

Aggressive pitching, hitting notches third win

  • May 26, 2007

Coaches teach what’s important

As a part-time school bus driver for 14 years I’ve had the privilege of meeting most of the high school coaches. Most of them love… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2007

Learn about the real Islam

As much as many of us would like to see the United States withdraw all its troops from Iraq, the activities there indicate that this… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2007

Who’s that man in the bathroom?

My husband, my son, and a friend went to the movie theater this last Friday night. My husband needed to use the bathroom, He overheard… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2007

Party ravages sea creatures

I saw something today that upset me. I was in Coupeville about 1:30 p.m. to see one of the very low tides of the season.… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2007

Culinary arts effort succeeds

The Oak Harbor High School Culinary Arts Team thanks their community for the overwhelming support recently demonstrated in sending us to compete at the 2007… Continue reading

  • May 23, 2007

More required to report abuse

April has just passed us by; April is Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month.Many of us who are “mandatory reporters” for child abuse just had… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

Farms, wildlife can coexist

Whidbey Audubon’s recent “Farming for Wildlife” presentation by Kevin Morse of the Nature Conservancy was very informative and encouraging.Mr. Morse has been working with WSU,… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

City shouldn’t try to be cute

I read with interest the May 9 article, “Fingers Point at Lack of Progress.”Hasn’t anybody in our city’s leadership learned that trying to get a… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

Thanks for not forgetting

Thank you for writing this nice piece (News-Times, May 16) about the memorial for my father and his partner. It was a nice ceremony and… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

Hail to the chief of SAYWA

All Hail, Gregoire the Great! Ruler of the land of SAYWA!She cometh toward power doubtfully at first with two counts saying “Nay.” Then in the… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

Relay benefits from hot dogs

Thank you to Island Drug and Oak Harbor for your support!Thanks to all of you, our Relay for Life hot dog sale was awesome! Our… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2007

Fees mitigate growth costs

Many of the hot issues in Island County today are the result of population increases. Whether it’s septic systems, schools, or maintaining roads and other… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2007

Replace high school coaches

This is in response to the sports page articles from last Saturday’s edition.I am a retired community member who has lived here in Oak Harbor… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2007

All alone at the plate

I’ve had this poem, writer unknown, for 35 years! I thought maybe you might think it worthy of printing in our great paper.“He stands at… Continue reading

  • May 12, 2007