Letters to the Editor

Oak Harbor Alcoholics Anonymous needs intervention

This letter is to all the citizens of Oak Harbor.I am asking for your help in a very important manner. I do not seek money,… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2009

Dog gets too much atention

I, for one, am tired of hearing about Smiley. I’m sorry the dog was given up; I’m sorry the dog hasn’t found a home in… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2009

WAIF fails its core mission

WAIF's core mission is to connect homeless animals to people who are willing and able to adopt them. In the case of Smiley, WAIF has… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2009

Thanks for help in Ault Field Road accident

I would like to thank the emergency responders and good Samaritans who came to my assistance after I hit ice while driving on Ault Field… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2009

Give a dollar to keep Mac

The “new” Island County commissioners did more than shake up the county planning commission, they have rocked the boat for many of us: Businesses, vets… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2009

Easier to read online

I use to enjoy a cup of coffee and the Whidbey News-Times, but now since times have “changed, ”the paper is smaller, the news, ads,… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2009

Don’t be so judgmental on donut theft

I am the sister of Jeffrey Hurt aka the Doughnut Thief (News-Times, Dec. 20). After online reading responses to his story I felt I needed… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2009

Kenmore Air is sorely missed in Oak Harbor

As a Senior Citizen of Whidbey Island I want to express my great disappointment in Kenmore Air discontinuing service. I have flown with them several… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2009

Old boy network on the way out

Transparency and openness in government promotes the democratic process; it is not partisan politics. Partisan politics is when a commissioner says Dave Sherman is qualified… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2009

WAIF policies harm animals

WAIF has undertaken the huge job of caring for Whidbey’s homeless animals. While we commend them for their mission, we think they need to review… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2008

Zoning vote defends property rights

The vote by the Oak Harbor City Council to rezone Mr. Bryne’s properties on Goldie Road so he can move ahead with plans to develop… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2008

Smiley just needs a good home

I have been a WAIF volunteer for close to five years and have been exposed to many types of dogs ranging from the lovable to… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2008

Smiley’s in the hands of a saint

This is a letter in response to the Nov. 12 article about “Smiley” the shelter dog.I have know Shari Bibich, the WAIF animal shelter manager,… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2008

Mobile home park owner tries to do the right thing

I write in response to the Nov. 1 Whidbey News-Times story about Evergreen Mobile Home Park. Here are the legal, and even some of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2008

Traveling salesman peddling snake oil

A traveling salesman is offering free dinners and selling heat shields to homeowners in our vicinity.The premise is that NASA uses something like it to… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2008

Retired chiefs appreciate support

The Retired Chief Petty Officers Association. wishes to sincerely thank the following local merchants who donated door prizes for our annual Dinner Dance held Oct.… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2008

Obama won’t end our depression

Congratulations, Terry (Letter, Nov. 8), on your elation over Obama’s winning the election. Hopefully you will be happy as events unfold after Jan. 20. Maybe… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2008

We should stand united behind Obama

Early this morning while waiting for the bus, a pickup truck approached the curb loaded with big American flags. A grey haired man stepped out… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2008

Find freedom through health

I wish to thank all voters, volunteers, endorsers, and organizations that contributed their time, money, and spirit to my campaign to become a State Representative.… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2008

House scares up donations

On behalf of the board of directors of Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor we would like to thank everyone who made “Frightville” haunted… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2008