Rabbit wars: Langley mayor pardons city’s bunnies despite citizen complaints

Fran Johnson scowls at a pair of bunnies in a Langley neighbor’s yard. The longtime resident was sorely miffed with rabbits for devastating her recently landscaped yard. - Ben Watanabe / The Record
  • Jan 27, 2015 at 3:03PM

Worried that a mass culling or relocation of Langley’s abundant rabbit population would be political suicide, Mayor Fred McCarthy has decided to let the bunnies be.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Ferries article missed numbers

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, Your Jan. 14 edition of The Record misquoted Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson in a ferries article. She did not say fares went up 200 percent since 2000. She said fares have risen “over 100 percent” (actually 101 percent) while nationwide inflation has caused prices to rise 33.2 percent over the same period.

Beware jury duty phone scam

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 6:00PM

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to beware a new phone scam.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Employee parking is a problem

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, This is a letter to Langley Mayor Fred McCarthy: The brief note in the Saturday Record brings up Langley parking. As a 40-plus-year resident of Clinton, I write to the current mayor from time to time to explain why I, and a lot of other residents, do not go into Langley.

South Whidbey special education, trips up for board OK

  • Jan 28, 2015 at 4:00PM

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors will meet tonight to discuss such matters as the approval of upcoming student trips, the adoption of a revised policy regarding Special Education and related services and an overview of financial reports.

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