Opinion

Sound Off: Stop project so it can be done right

This is an open letter to Mayor Patricia Cohen and Oak Harbor City Council, regarding Dillard’s Addition sewer extension.Thank you for giving us the opportunity… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2007

Sound Off: Partners can restore Sound

With 2,800 square miles of inland waterways, 2,500 miles of shoreline, and rivers and streams winding through 12 counties, Puget Sound is a defining characteristic… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2007

Editorial: Tennis needs fresh thinking

The good folks in the Whidbey Island Tennis Association need a new approach in their effort to build an indoor tennis facility for North Whidbey… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2007

Sound Off: Estuary must be restored

I am continually frustrated that Island County commissioner meetings generally occur during the day while I’m working and unable to attend.Regarding “Designation of basins that… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2007

Sound Off: Expensive septic ‘fix’ not needed

Just because the state mandates something it doesn’t automatically mean that it is necessary, right, or reasonable. It is more likely to be designed to… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2007

Editorial: Come clean on sewers

Oak Harbor doesn’t need open sewers, but it does need more openness on sewers. It’s the one place where city residents spend much of their… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2007

Editorial: It happens this week

Thanks in advance to all the volunteers whose efforts already guarantee success for this week’s 38th rendition of Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening.It is the year’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 25, 2007

Sound Off: Medical care in military lacking

First I would like to thank Whidbey Community Physicians and staff and especially Dr. Glass who will be leaving the practice soon.I want to extend… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2007

Sound Off: Students need more support

With all the frustration, anger, and confusion about the Oak Harbor School District’s decision to close Clover Valley Elementary I would like to put forth… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2007

Editorial: Couple fetch their dog

An Oak Harbor couple deserves an honorary award for retrieving their own stolen pitbull at no cost to the public.As reported in the April 7… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2007

Editorial: In service to their country

Oak Harbor has now joined the ranks of communities all over the country who have lost sons and daughters to the war in Iraq.Three sailors… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2007

Sound Off: Something’s fishy with salmon plan

Our state legislators have issued a plea for support to bring back salmon to the Puget Sound. One method is a program called the Puget… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2007

Sound Off: ‘Sale-rs’ should know sign policy

Spring has arrived and with it, the beginning of garage sale and non-profit yard sale season. Over the weekend, I observed city employees in city… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2007

Editorial: Growth adds another cost

Island County will be sending us all a septic system checker in coming years.This will be the biggest change in on-site sewage disposal since the… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2007

Editorial: Too many voting changes

Filing period for candidates in June. Primary election in August. A “pick a party” primary in which you can’t vote for all the candidates of… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2007

Sound Off: Save the trees and save taxes

The news of a recent 40-acre forest clearcut near Honeymoon Bay cast a stark light on what can happen when landowners feel backed into a… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2007

Editorial: Tourists can take a boat

Whidbey Island is getting even better for tourists thanks to a couple of boating operations that have recently started.Newest to the scene is Deception Pass… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2007

Editorial: Another city for Whidbey?

For the first time in more than 30 years, a serious drive is under way to incorporate the community of Freeland, which if successful would… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2007

Sound Off: Don’t just sit with the single guys

Carol Wiseman’s recent letter asking where all the men were on the dance floor has prompted me to respond from a different point of view.… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2007

Sound Off: In abuse cases, put kids first

I agree with Frank Murphy’s letter of March 17 that headlines can imply a certain amount of guilt if worded incorrectly, particularly about alleged child… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2007