Letters to the Editor

Letter: Captain offers up same old tired arguments

Editor, I just had to respond to the “Sound Off” article in the Saturday Sept. 28 Whidbey News-Times by Bremerton resident Capt. Larry Salter, USN… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Letter: Need to live closer to jets’ roar to understand

Editor, Your take on the sound “noise” made by the Growlers is wrong. Normally I would not tell someone they are totally wrong but I… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Letter: Navy hasn’t learned any lessons from the past

Editor, Apparently the U.S. Navy never did learn the lessons of Pearl Harbor. With all these atomic bombs and nuclear ships, we are a target.… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Letter: Environment should be a co-plaintiff in Navy lawsuit

Editor, The U.S. Navy in Oak Harbor is a very bad neighbor indeed. Not only do their Growler fly overs violate my sound space, they… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Letter: Keep in mind, America’s adversaries are watching

Editor, We as a community are divided over the Navy’s continued use of Outlying Field Coupeville for fleet carrier flight crew bounce training. A word… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Letter: Tax payments: Don’t assume we lost your check, it’s likely in the mail

Editor, Island County retrieves its mail from the post office daily at 8:30 a.m. By 10, it has been distributed to the appropriate department or… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2019

Letter: Candidate comments at recent forum left a bad first impression

Editor, I read with interest your news coverage of the local candidates’ forum at the Elks Lodge on Sept. 19. I was particularly struck by… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2019

Letter: Affordable housing project opposition is misguided

Editor, I respectfully believe the Main Street Association appeal of the Pioneer Way affordable housing project is misguided. The City of Oak Harbor Planning Department… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2019

Letter: Houses proposed for Oak Harbor hillside will be a ‘blight’

Editor, Recent letters to the editor have discussed both jet noise and tourist crowds. But the complaints about tourists and the traffic they bring will… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2019

Letter: Island County, not Navy, is at fault for failings

Editor, Electronic devices for walkers? I am a very senior citizen who has never needed an electronic device to guide me on my walks through… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2019

Letter: Island County, not Navy, is at fault for failings

Editor, I was puzzled when I read that the people of Admirals Cove are suing the United States Navy over noise from the EA-18G Growlers.… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2019

Letter: Blotter should omit incidents involving mentally ill

Editor, Whidbey Island has difficulty with mentally challenged free-ranging individuals. For someone who makes an effort to read all law enforcement reports from numerous publications,… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2019

Letter: Reactions to request for assistance felt disrespectful

Editor, With all the notice that the “old boy’s clubs” are getting and struggles that women are having for being appreciated and respected for their… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2019

Letter: Koorn respects taxpayers, knows laws and safety standards

Editor, I retired from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue as a battalion chief after 25 years of service. During those years, I attended most of… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter: We have a humanitarian crisis at the southern border

Editor, Since the beginning of 2019, more than 500,000 children, women and men have crossed the southern border of the United States seeking asylum from… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter: If human activity is not responsible for climate change, then what is?

Editor, I would like to address Tugg Thomson’s comments regarding climate change in his Aug. 17 letter to the editor. • Water does expand with… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter: Don’t be so quick to blame the Navy for water contamination

Editor, An article published recently in The Associated Press shows that it just might not be all the Navy’s fault for groundwater contamination with PFAs.… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter: Department’s hard work shown during ‘ride along’

Editor, A few days ago, I visited the Oak Harbor Police Department. I used the phone in the lobby and asked to speak to an… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: Ebey’s National Historical Reserve is not necessary

Editor, I don’t expect a lot of public support for this, but I personally cannot find a narrative that explains why Ebey’s National Historical Reserve… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: NAS Whidbey would go on without the Growlers

Editor, I would like to express a few thoughts about the proposed Growler expansion on Whidbey Island. In 1999, Marine Air Station Irvine, Calif., moved… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019