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A total of 24 employees will be laid off, Saturday bus service is being cancelled and five routes will be eliminated or changed due to financial problems uncovered at Island Transit.
If the folks who take their dogs for walks to Greenbank Farm weren’t responsible pet owners and poop picker-up-ers, the place would literally be knee-deep in doggy doo-doo. Judy Feldman, the farm director, held a poop scooping event at the farm’s trails for off-leash dogs last Thursday, but only three helpers showed up, armed with gloves pulled to the elbows and something that looked like the Jaws of Life.
The board unanimously approved the school district’s 2014-15 $15.3 million budget Wednesday evening. Board members previously expressed some concern about the district’s projected spending on increased faculty salaries and maintenance costs, but Assistant Superintendent of Business and Operations Dan Poolman confirmed that money available from sources such as the General Fund (money earned through state tax dollars) have proven sufficient enough to provide the district with a healthy projected budget for the upcoming year.
Driving through the streets of South Whidbey, residents may notice a trend: dozens of dejected boats sit in yards and driveways waiting idly for the day they might set sail once more.
Editor, Camano Island and its fate is so closely tied to Stanwood, my hometown and place I love, that I feel compelled to take an interest in its politics. For that reason, I am writing to provide my heartfelt endorsement and support of Karla Jacks. Anyone with half an eye to Island County politics in the last few years should feel some shame for the low level of political discourse. In Karla we can all be proud.