Letters to the Editor

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

Maybe it is our problem

Regarding Ray Rasmussen’s letter, “We should not impose our will.” (News-Times, July 7.)I’m not the biggest fan of the war in Iraq. I enjoy engaging… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2007

City needs more to do

As I was reading our little town’s newspaper I was disappointed with the events we have to offer here in Oak Harbor.It is so frustrating… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2007

We should not impose our will

I have known Clay Miller for five years, having worked with him professionally, and consider him a friend. But I cannot agree with his views… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2007

Restaurant help appreciated

A sincere “Thank you” to the gentleman and lady in the blue scrubs, who showed kindness and came forth to my aid on Saturday June… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2007

Summer reading program needed

I agree completely with Gary Nienhuis, regarding the city library being closed during summer time. There should be summer reading programs, for all ages, during… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2007

Don’t let evil prevail

Kudos to Clay Miller (Soundoff, June 23, “A Lesson on Freedom). His excellent piece detailed the perils of allowing evil to prevail. He reminds us… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2007

Money for war, not for Tricare

It makes me sad to realize that I served and fought for this country for 25 years so that doctors could refuse to accept veteran’s… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2007

Legislature needs taxing authority

Every registered citizen voter in Island County and in the state of Washington should read and heed Maj. Bruner’s letter (Whidbey News-Times June 30). He… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2007

Place costs on developers

Yes, Bill Oakes states road costs escalate and wants to get more money from property owners.What does he think about property owners’ expenses increasing and… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2007

Response quick to sprinklers

This is in response to the story (News-Times, June 30) regarding the running sprinklers at Oak Harbor Town Center. I represent Whirlwind Services, the landscape… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2007

Justice missing from office

I commend Jessie Stensland for her comprehensive informative article about the Island County Prosecutor’s Office. Any ordinary citizen with the slightest interest should quickly determine… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2007