Letters to the Editor

Letter: Community comprised of selfless individuals

A great big “thank you” to South Whidbey Community businesses for their support and donations for our recent picnic raffle. On July 24, we celebrated… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: Undoubtedly, police don’t feel supported

Editor, I was not surprised by the article, “Spate of officers leaving Whidbey,” and the following letter indicates why I was not surprised. First of… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: Direct taxpayers’ money to those who need it most

Editor, I read in the Saturday newspaper about the Island County Commissioners approving an extra $2,880 for eligible employees who worked during COVID-19 from Aug.… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: South Whidbey students offering hope, inspiring

Editor, Regarding history and the Black Lives Matter banner and United Student Leaders, or USL. After George Floyd, I wrote a free-form poem of U.S.… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: Claim made by candidate is dangerous

Editor, According to the Aug. 13 Whidbey News-Times, Jessica Thompson, who is running for the Oak Harbor School Board, announced at the last school board… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2021

Letter: Evidence shows wearing a mask is not harmful

Editor This letter is in response to two letters in the paper dated August 18th. The first, Sharing views of anti-masker is ‘irresponsible’ by Fred… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2021

Letter: Disgusted by fiasco created by withdrawal

​Editor, I have had a knot in my stomach since Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. I remember the fall of Saigon… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2021

Letter: Like Vietnam, Afghanistan was a no-win war

Editor, The shame with the war in Afghanistan is not just in the way it ended, but also in how it was started and allowed… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2021

Letter: Social media photo fails to tell full story

Editor, This letter is in response to Jill Smith’s letter to the editor in the Aug. 14 edition of the South Whidbey Record. Mrs. Smith,… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2021

Letter: Offering insight into Parent’s giving nature

Editor, Reporter Kira Erickson’s coverage of Dave Parent’s retirement was a treat for me to read. I would like to add a couple of important… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2021

Letter: Sharing views of anti-masker is ‘irresponsible’

Editor, The publication of Fred Wilfred’s letter to the editor in which he disparages mask wearing for helping to prevent COVID spread is an egregious… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2021

Letter: Parents ‘experts’ when it comes to protecting kids

Editor, Over and over we hear the mainstream media, our president, the governor and local government tell us we need to “follow the science.” The… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2021

Letter: Inconvenient, perhaps, but Gore spoke the truth

Editor, Only 15 years ago Al Gore warned us about consequences from our planet’s warming. He was mocked as being a babbling baboon. Critics claimed… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Children should not be forced to endure face masks

​Editor, In 1972, I had a college class entitled “crisis biology” in which we were given a study that said, “at the current level of… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Troubled by social media photo of happy firefighters

Editor, I am deeply disturbed and disgusted by the smiling faces of firefighters at a recent house fire here on South Whidbey. My friend showed… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Need to step up, mandate wearing of face masks

Editor, If everyone had masked up, social distanced and gotten vaccinated, this pandemic would be over now. What should be the response of those of… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Non-citizens get more protections than U.S. citizens

Editor, Thinking out loud here, our border is being over burdened by over 1 million many of whom have covid according to reports, but yet… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Mask up for the safety of those on the front line

Editor, I was checking out groceries at Safeway on Tuesday. The clerk took a moment to take a sip of water. He was clearly, extremely… Continue reading

  • Aug 13, 2021

Letter: Cut emissions so our children can thrive

Editor, The birth of our first grandchild last week deepened the commitment I made to the future when I had my two daughters. Life is… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2021

Letter: Racism in America can be overcome

Editor, My copy of the Bible is 1,874 pages. Now, imagine if I had only ever read nine pages, which is less than 0.5 percent… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2021