Letters to the Editor

Letter: Would hate to lose area where club flies its kites

Editor, I want to commend the city on the beautifully remodeled City Beach Park. As I am the team leader of the Whidbey Island Quad… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2021

Letter: Writer projects Democratic agenda on GOP

Editor, In typical Democrat fashion, Steven V. Horton of Langley in his Feb. 3 letter to the editor projects the Democrat agenda on Republicans. In… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2021

Letter: Don’t like an opinion? Don’t read it; just don’t censor

Editor, First of all, let me say to the Whidbey News-Times readers that I am not very politically inclined. I am not a Republican, nor… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2021

Letter: Money already replaced by state property taxes

Editor, This Oak Harbor School replacement levy is 100 percent not needed and was already replaced by state level property tax revenues. As reported by… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2021

Letter: Orwell’s ‘1984’ as a blueprint to take control of country

Editor, When I was a young man I read George Orwell’s “1984.” I read it as a cautionary tale, but I didn’t realize others might… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2021

Letter: Chief nursing officer a ‘lighthouse in the storm’

Editor, I would like to publicly thank WhidbeyHealth and its Chief Nursing Officer Erin Wooley. In this time of confusion, she has been a lighthouse… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2021

Letter: Here we go again; another impeachment

Editor, Nearly a year ago to the week, this newspaper published a letter I wrote about the 2020 impeachment, the first one, in which the… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2021

Letter: Need to return to united, not divided states

Editor, In response to Al Williams’ letter to the editor regarding the natural, human state of tribalism, I would like to offer a quote or… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2021

Letter: As you await vaccination, be patient with WhidbeyHealth

Editor, Many of you may have read the recent press release from Island County Public Health with a statement from WhidbeyHealth announcing the cancellation of… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2021

Letter: Done reading what neighbors think of Trump, Antifa

Editor, I couldn’t agree more with Barbara Banfield regarding length, decency and writer frequency in letters to the editor. I look to our community newspaper… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2021

Letter: Fate of one little tree says a lot about city’s values

Editor, This letter is regarding the madrona tree and McDonald’s’s in Oak Harbor. I am in full agreement with prior citizens concerns with what that… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2021

Letter: Where was the editorial about Antifa riots?

Editor, The Whidbey News-Times Opinion piece entitled “Oak Harbor pro-Trump rally during Capitol siege poorly timed” strikes me as written by someone with their head… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2021

Letter: Whidbey should welcome Navy SEALs training

Editor, Navy Seals are expected to be the best of the best, assigned missions only they can do. They train in small groups and have… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2021

Letter: Your convictions, ideas do matter; don’t be silenced

Editor, Censorship is an act of cowardice. The censor is the playground bully. The censor is the abusive spouse. Silencing an opposing voice is an… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2021

Letter: ‘A few hoodlums’ at the Capitol Jan. 6. Really?

Editor, In contrast to Fred Wilferth, on Jan. 20 I took my flag out and flew it proudly, hoping the nightmare was over with the… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: Don’t allow developers to be only voice in growth

Editor, I read that one of the oldest native madrona trees on the north end is being cleared for a McDonald’s expansion. Maybe just one… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: Edit letters for brevity, decency and frequency

Editor, As a subscriber, I am writing to ask you to please edit your letters to the editor. I subscribe to the local paper so… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: I Support the Girls sets ambitious goal for 2021

Ediwtor, We the volunteers of I Support the Girls Whidbey Island welcome 2021 with renewed hope, new beginnings and a brighter future. Thanks to your… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: Sad to read about removal of Oak Harbor madrona

Editor, I was disheartened to learn of the planned removal of the madrona tree in Oak Harbor to make way for the McDonald’s expansion. It… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2021

Letter: ‘I wear my mask to protect you, Fred’

Editor, In response to Fred Wilferth‘s Jan. 15 letter to the editor whining about the public health requirement that citizens wear masks when entering indoor… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2021