Letters to the Editor

No ferry crisis with Haddon

Ferries are our marine highways. Ferries need repair and sooner or later, replacement. Mary Margaret Haugen is chairwoman of the Transportation Senate Committee. This summer… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2008

Palmer keeps tradition alive

During the 22 years I have lived on Whidbey Island, including serving as Island County commissioner from 1987 to 1992, I have enjoyed working with… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2008

Lions serve, you can help

The Oak Harbor Lions Club thanks those of you who invested in this community through your continued support of our three fruit sales this past… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2008

County needs course change

It is time we stop letting Mac McDowell and Phil Bakke treat Island County like their own fiefdom. Mac has been in office and dominated… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2008

Be thankful and vote yes

Fire District 2 serves the people of Whidbey Island from Deception Pass to Penn Cove in all the area outside the Oak Harbor city limits.… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2008

Serve the walking papers

I really appreciate the “Sound Off” section (Whidbey News-Times, Sept. 27) written by Mr. Brady on the septic rules that will now be costing most… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2008

Smith deserves another letter

I believe this to be only my second letter in my lifetime I have written to an editor. However, Norma Smith has the qualities deserving… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2008

Apology offered for comment

I wish to apologize to Representative Bailey for the response I gave during an interview with the Whidbey News-Times. As quoted in the Oct. 1… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2008

Big boost from golfers

Thanks to our supporters, the Coupeville Booster Club 2008 Golf Tournament and Dinner was a tremendous success! Nearly $6,000 was raised for school athletic programs… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2008

We are not teenagers

The Sept. 24 edition of the Whidbey News-Times published a brief article, “Chamber says no to PUD,” in which Jill Johnson, executive director of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2008

Bailey needed in Olympia

We read with disdain some of the personal attacks on Barbara Bailey’s work as our state representative. We know we will not all agree on… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2008

Condos in the ecosystem

I’ve counted and at least three times a week my wife tells me that I have a “lot of nerve.” I never quite understand what… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2008

Solutions pose question

Regarding “Traffic change seen as fire truck hazard,” Whidbey News-Times, Sept. 17.Hey! I’ve got a great idea, put a speed bump there (Troxell and Monkey… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2008

Special people, special place

As I reflect on the past eight months of the primary election season, I am humbled and grateful for the incredible support the Coupeville Library… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2008

Haugen fan sings praises

Since 1979, I have watched Mary Margaret Haugen serve the people in Island County. First, on her local school board, then in the state House,… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2008

Port tax needed to save the farm

The voters of Central Whidbey should be aware of one especially important issue on their November ballot: The proposed levy for the Port of Coupeville.Ten… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2008

Global warming cause uncertain

The comment by Dr. Mary K. Sandford (“Letters,” Sept. 20) implying Barbara Bailey’s “denying the validity of overwhelming scientific evidence does not change reality,” may… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2008