Letters to the Editor

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

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