Brian Kelly

School board puts kibosh on February bond rerun

Sooner, rather than later? Not in this case. South Whidbey School Board members don’t want a February rerun of the failed $25 million bond measure to pay for consolidating half-empty schools and facility repairs.

Allen continues to cling to 18-vote lead in Langley council race

R. Bruce Allen's advantage in the race for Position 4 for the Langley City Council remained at 18 votes after the latest tally of ballots.

City considers 5-year plan for rate increases

Residents will see the big jump in the city’s stormwater utility rates starting in July.

Thomas to be released today on bail

COUPEVILLE — An Island County Superior Court judge has agreed to release accused murderer and former beauty queen Peggy Sue Thomas out on bail.

Both sides challenge PAB decision on Langley Passage

The Langley Planning Advisory Board’s review of the controversial Langley Passage housing project has prompted five appeals to the city council.

Finalists announced in search for new chief of South Whidbey schools

Three finalists — including two from out of state — have been chosen in the search for a new superintendent for the South Whidbey School District.

School board backs away from new bond

South Whidbey School Board members are trying to sort out when — or maybe even if — the school district should ask voters a second time to approve a bond measure that would finance crucial upgrades in South End schools.

Next Langley mayor gets his wish for smaller paycheck

You call that a compromise? The Langley City Council has agreed to a cut in the salary for the city’s mayor, but some on the council said they were having trouble with the description of the deal when they gave their initial approval to the 2012 compensation package last week.

Mud, flu test Falcons at District 1 Championships

It can safely be said that the runners in this weekend’s 2A District 1 Championships in cross country took a little bit of South Whidbey home with them.

County workers eligible for severance packages

Island County employees who will lose their jobs because of the county’s budget crunch will be able to take a severance package worth two month’s pay if they agree to leave their jobs early.

Island County commissioner candidate was discipline problem as county worker

Angie Homola, the candidate for Island County commissioner who has centered her campaign on improving the way the county planning department does business, was a problem employee while she was previously employed by the planning department.


Record editor Brian Kelly is in Washington, D.C. with others from the Evergreen State for the inauguration of Barack Obama. He will file regular reports through Inauguration Day.

Land purchase coming soon for sewer project

The Freeland Water & Sewer District is getting closer to putting pipes in the ground for its long-awaited sewer project.

Kwarsick will keep Coupeville job if elected Langley mayor

The sole candidate in the race for Langley mayor said he will keep his day job if he is elected to the top post at city hall.

Rossi campaign says it won’t win in primary

Republican challenger's campaign staff tamps down expectations before Aug. 19 vote.

Langley council picks Hal Seligson for seat

LANGLEY - The Langley City Council picked Hal Seligson to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Russell Sparkman earlier this year.

Gov. Gregoire to campaign in Langley

Gov. Christine Gregoire will make a campaign stop in Langley later this month, according to the Island County Democratic Party. The visit is set for 2 p.m. Monday, July 21.

No surprise: Freeland race goes straight to the sewer

Jim Short figures he’s got a lot to offer if voters return him to a seat on the board of commissioners for the Freeland Water & Sewer District. Trouble is, he thinks he’s fighting a losing battle and his chances for election are slim.

Aging population presents a challenging future for Senior Services

USELESS BAY — It’s good news mixed with bad news. We’re all getting older together.

Langley Middle School supporters want school board to give consolidation another look

A crowd of more than 50 students, parents and teachers marched through town Sunday and rallied on the steps of Langley Middle School to protest the closure of the historic school.