Letters to the Editor

Tear down that wall in Greenbank

Why is there a wall across Greenbank Road? It’s bad for business. It’s blocking a public road and a public beach.Island County owns Greenbank Road… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2009

Save the ferries and WSU Extension services

During this time when we are all-consumed by the possible changes (i.e. reservations) with the Washington State Ferry System, we need to be reminded that… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2009

Voters: Keep our P.E., music and art

I go to Broad View Elementary School, but next year I will be going to middle school. I want to tell you how important P.E.,… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2009

Produce power like France does

In 2007 Prime Minister Tony Blair called for “bold, decisive action” to combat climate change. Last week our government passed an economic recovery package that… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009

Protect our most needy from budget cuts

We have worked at HomePlace in Oak Harbor since we opened 10 years ago, and have been in elder health care for many years. We… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2009

Sell high school stadium, transfer funds

Until there is a proactive slashing of needless expenditures, I am voting no on Oak Harbor School District levies 1 and 2.The jockheads conned voters… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2009

American dream costs money

“We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2009

Bailey right to cut arts funding

Three cheers for Barbara Bailey for supporting taxpayers in this difficult time with common sense solutions. I applaud the suspension of public funding for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2009

Areolas fixed, and it’s free

I want to express my gratitude to Tammy Kelly, PCC, of Forever Pretty. I am a breast cancer survivor and all the horrors that implies.… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2009

Our Navy is welcome here

I am responding to the letter entitled, “Navy should go away” appearing in the Feb. 9 Whidbey News-Times, and written by Janis Lentz. Well, Ms.… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2009

Total picture favors both school levies

Without hesitation I can tell you that each school board member is keenly aware of the current economy; we live in it, we pay taxes,… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2009

School levies just a grab for cash

Can you say “grab-for-cash”? The two proposed school levies are just that. The current four-year Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levy (2006 – 2009) will have… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2009

Quality education with lower taxes

Quality education is a great investment in our community and our schools have stretched every dollar. Money alone doesn’t guarantee a competitive education, and adequate… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2009

Math creates levy doubts

Are the school levies worth the money? In some aspects they may be, in some others maybe not. The first levy is important because it… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2009

Yes, yes, to retain quality education

I am writing in support of the Oak Harbor School District M & O Levy Propositions A and B.As a former school board member, I… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2009

Vote yes for students’ future

Oak High School District is running two proposals. One to renew programs currently being used and proposal two would be focusing on improving math programs… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2009

Clueless on spending

Like everyone else, my mind is reeling with the current actions of my elected leaders in Washington, D.C., as they rush to spend another near-trillion… Continue reading

  • Feb 13, 2009

Long Journey Home: A Poem

Bright and lovingThrough childhood yearsHer life seemed normalthough future was feared.Then no longer willingto be a child,our family in siegea teen going wild.Who was this… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2009

Education is worth the price

I was reading the Saturday Whidbey News-Times and felt compelled to respond to Skip Augle’s letter about the school levy and charging tuition. Here is… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2009

We pay too little in school taxes

As new residents to Oak Harbor, my husband and I are still learning the local character and demographics.Recently, an acquaintance emailed a request asking me… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2009