Letters to the Editor

Letter: Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol did a good job watching home

Editor, Thank you to the Island County Sheriff’s Citizens Patrol for watching our home while we were on vacation. We have a security system and… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Letter: Navy response to critics eroding local support

Editor, Sorry, Sen. Bailey. The Attorney General’s siding with residents against the Growler noise was not inappropriate. Most of the folks who live on Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2019

Letter: Bazaar a success thanks to vendors, the shoppers

Editor, The 16th Annual Kiwanis Beachcombers Bazaar was great, thanks to our wonderful vendors and all the amazing shoppers who came. We are very thankful… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Letter: Ending partnership with CWFR will hurt community

Editor, Last month, WhidbeyHealth announced it would terminate in December an 11-year agreement with Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue for ambulance staffing. Under the contract,… Continue reading

  • Jul 19, 2019

Letter: Any Democrat would be better than Donald Trump

Editor, A recent letter to the editor posed a couple of questions regarding our current political climate: Are we better of under Trump than Obama?… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Paper’s editorial about FOI states what needed said

Editor, Thanks so much for putting in print what needed to be said, what people need to be reminded of…that in the discourse around the… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: Training at OLF Coupeville a matter of life and death

Editor, It’s been over two years since I retired as the deputy public affairs officer (PAO) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, having worked there… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Letter: AG’s lawsuit against Navy is a political spectacle

By Christine Cribb The mission of the Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is to serve and promote the business interests of greater Whidbey Island.… Continue reading

  • Jul 16, 2019

Rockin’ a Hard Place: Balkanizing the Rock: What distrust may lead to

I’m just back from a dream trip along the coast of Slovenia and Croatia. Roman ruins everywhere, gorgeous sunsets, the clear blue waters of the… Continue reading

Letter: Navy League uninterested in facts, science, solutions

Editor, It’s bad news for this community and our region that the Navy League is not interested in facts or science or real solutions to… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Letter: Greenbank Progressive Club is back ‘home,’ come and see

Editor, The Greenbank Progressive Club is back home in our clubhouse and we invite you to see the results. Many, many thanks to the Greenbank… Continue reading

  • Jul 12, 2019

Letter: Growlers were designed to be loud, to be heard by all

Editor, We hear it all the time. We have the best military in the world, we have the best weaponry and the best, most highly… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: How can one not notice our changing climate?

Editor, Mr. Gunther, thank you for your letter to the editor of June 25 regarding the carbon pollution crisis, weather vs. climate and sea level… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2019

Letter: Another reason why Island County area is so healthy

Editor, Unrecognized too often are the special people who go the extra mile to help others in need. During a recent ceremony, Island County’s Community… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Letter: Many helped to make 2019 garden tour a huge success

Editor, The Oak Harbor Garden Club would like to thank those in the community and those from out of town who joined us on our… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Letter: Apparent effort to silence opposition ‘anti-American’

Editor, To whomever has been stealing the anti-Growler yards signs in Coupeville, your petty thefts are pretty pathetic. Do you really think that by stealing… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2019

Letter: Shocked to have to say that artists are not the ‘enemy’

Editor, From 5-6:30 p.m. June 26, there was a meeting of the annual Summer Open Studio Tour of Whidbey Working Artists. The studio and residence… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2019

Letter: Downtown merchants will benefit from LIHI housing

Editor, Now that both the city planning staff and the hearing examiner have recommended approval, I encourage the Oak Harbor City Council to step forward… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2019

Letter: State should use taxation system akin to California’s

Editor, On Proposition 13, the California property tax revolt of 1978 — Paul Gann, a conservative legislator in California in the 1970s, put forward an… Continue reading

  • Jul 1, 2019

Letter: Oak Harbor on a path to ‘stinkiest little city in west’

Editor, Kudos to the aesthetically-gifted city leaders responsible for siting the massive sewage plant in the middle of downtown Oak Harbor. It contributes as much… Continue reading

  • Jun 28, 2019