Letters to the Editor

Victims always stuck with crime

I am appalled by the recent stories of the young youth leader at Living Faith Christian Center. It sickens me to read about how concerned everyone is about the young man. Did we forget about his victims, who were children, some as young as three years old?

  • Sep 9, 2008

Whidbey commissary baggers’ work is appreciated

Steve Peck (Letters, Sept. 3) would have us believe that there are no options when shopping at our local commissary. He would also have us believe that the sheer volume of shoppers on any given day at the commissary compares to our civilian counterparts. In contrast Steve, the civilian stores only hire a few customer service representatives to handle their customers’ needs. Whereas the commissary has over 70 baggers (military family members) to assist their patrons as demand dictates.

  • Sep 6, 2008

Attack ad way off base

The disparaging 14-by-8 inch attack ad against Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen in the Sept. 3 issue of the Whidbey News-Times was paid for by the so-called Leadership Council in Olympia.

  • Sep 5, 2008

Story misses music store

The Whidbey News-Times reported Aug. 2 that “North Whidbey’s only all-instrumental music store, ClickMusic.biz opened last month to serve islanders and the city of Anacortes.” Perhaps the reporter should have done her homework before submitting this article.

  • Sep 5, 2008

Whidbey commissary baggers lack service skills

Norman Hamrick (Letters, Aug. 27) asks us commissary customers what it is we do not understand about commissary baggers. I’ll tell him. I don’t understand why most of them don’t have any customer service skills. In seven years of military life, I’ve only been greeted twice by a bagger; the rest of them just stand there, stone-faced, bagging the groceries or chatting with the other baggers.

  • Sep 4, 2008

Big surprise on Camano

On behalf of all of us at Island Transit, I would like say thank you to our Camano Island - Everett Connector commuters, and to tell you how completely overwhelmed we were by their generosity, kindness and sincerity in providing such a phenomenal surprise celebration on Sunday, Aug. 10, in appreciation of our Island Transit Camano employees and the Route 412 Camano Island - Everett Connector transit service.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Save the Enchantress

The Enchantress rests in Fidalgo Bay, just east of Anacortes. She sits in seven to 14-feet of water, covered in a crust of barnacles and marine life, home to a family of otters and perch for a pair of nesting bald eagles.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Price Johnson is there for us

This letter is to endorse Helen Price Johnson for Island County commissioner.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Judge gratified by supporters

To the voters of Island County, thank you for the landslide victory! I am pleased and grateful to be your judge for Island County Superior Court.

  • Sep 2, 2008

Farm property just as valuable

The Boyer property mentioned in a recent letter is not at the end of any runway. You can see it’s next to Westgate Mobile Home & RV Sales and there are other businesses on old Oak Harbor Road.

  • Aug 29, 2008

Rezone must have a reason

You can’t fault people for owning property, but you can fault a commissioner for rezoning land without any input from the landowners or the general public during public hearings on the property.

  • Aug 29, 2008

Waiting for an election disaster

Our old “bedsheet” primary ballots were not perfect, but they stood the test of generations, and they were kind of fun. Anything seemed possible. The more standard “straightjacket” primary ballots forced upon us were just not Washington, no matter how common they were around the rest of America.

  • Aug 29, 2008

Bailey votes against a lot

“Barbara Bailey, one of the leaders of the pack of ultra-conservative Western Washington legislators, has one of the most astoundingly bad voting records in the… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2008

Rooftops from shore to shore

Regarding the Aug. 20 letter, “They’ve got their house in the woods.”You seem to value the woods, open spaces and not being crammed into a… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2008

Growth must be responsible

I echo Joe Mosolino’s concern (Letters, Aug. 20) regarding letters with offensive language and deliberate misinformation. However, the nasty letter that upset Mosolino surely gained… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2008

Keep it in perspective

“Seal celebrity’s life ends abruptly (News-Times, Aug. 16).”

  • Aug 22, 2008

Pig roast benefits all

We, at the Island County Chapter of the American Red Cross, want to publicly thank Scott Fraser and his fantastic group of volunteers for preparing and hosting the First Annual Block Party and Pig Roast. It was a huge success and could not have been possible without the assistance of many people behind the scenes!

  • Aug 22, 2008

Public servants serve selves

Just tell your readers that you have a source who knows a lot about the Republican party from long experience, that he knows all the key movers and shakers, and he has a bit of advice: People should not vote for any Republican because they’re dangerous, dishonest and self-serving. I have come to realize the Democrats really do care about people who need help from government; Republicans care most about those who will only get richer because of government help ... the government is truly broken.

  • Aug 22, 2008