Megan Hansen

Megan posted 26 stories to South Whidbey Record.
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Coupeville doctor in ‘satisfactory stable’ condition following plane crash

A Coupeville ophthalmologist is recovering at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after…

  • Apr 6th, 2017 6:21pm

Coupeville port sued for wrongful termination

Citing a state whistle-blower law, the former executive director for the Port…

  • Feb 8th, 2017 10:00am

Coupeville to hold workshop Tuesday for EIS comment

The Coupeville Town Council will hold a special workshop to discuss the…

  • Jan 28th, 2017 4:00pm

Port seeking firm to draft comp plan

The Port of Coupeville is looking to hire a professional consultant to…

  • Jan 25th, 2017 2:00pm

Coupeville budget reflects staffing, salary increases

Coupeville will go into the coming year with a budget reflecting additional…

  • Dec 14th, 2016 2:00pm

Strong winds cut power, ferries sailings on Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island had to batten down the hatches Thursday for its first big storm of the season.

  • Nov 14th, 2015 12:21am

Holiday Market scrubbed amidst Greenbank Farm turmoil

The Greenbank Farm has its first casualty as a result of ongoing turmoil between the Port of Coupeville and Greenbank Farm Management Group. For the first time in at least 20 years, there will be no Holiday Market at the farm.

  • Oct 16th, 2015 10:32pm

Port of Coupeville hammers out lease, position details for Greenbank Farm

Port of Coupeville commissioners took strides Monday toward taking over management of the Greenbank Farm.

  • Sep 24th, 2015 3:24pm

Greenbank Farm port lawsuit dropped

A lawsuit claiming the Port of Coupeville violated the Open Public Meetings Act has been dropped by the complainant. “I can’t find the smoking gun,” said Diane Paul, who filed the lawsuit in Island County Superior Court last month. Paul alleged commissioners Marshall Bronson and John Carr had discussed a vote to terminate negotiations with the Greenbank Farm Management Group prior to the July 8 port meeting.

  • Sep 18th, 2015 10:48pm

Port of Coupeville to hold special meeting Monday to discuss Greenbank Farm issues

The future of the Greenbank Farm remains uncertain as tenant leases are unresolved and officials can’t agree on a direction. As a result, the commissioners for the Port of Coupeville will hold a special meeting next week to further discuss the issues. It is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at the Coupeville Masonic Lodge.

  • Sep 18th, 2015 10:47pm

WAIF moves into new shelter

Administrators for Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation are still catching their breath after a whirlwind week of moving into a new 12,544 square foot shelter.

  • Sep 8th, 2015 11:07pm

Whidbey General spokeswoman leaves for Naval Hospital

After 20 years with Whidbey General Hospital, spokeswoman Trish Rose has left her position to work for Naval Hospital Oak Harbor.

  • Aug 25th, 2015 9:29pm

Greenbank Farm Management Group done with managing Greenbank Farm

Any hopes that the Greenbank Farm Management Group could continue in an advisory role over the farm were dashed Monday night as the farm management group said it’s done.

  • Aug 17th, 2015 3:28pm

Coupeville port facing claim of open meetings violation

A Coupeville resident filed a petition against the Port of Coupeville Tuesday claiming two of the three commissioners violated the Open Public Meetings Act.

  • Aug 14th, 2015 10:34pm

Greenbank Management Group to hold public meeting

The Greenbank Farm community is still reeling from the 2-1 vote by the Port of Coupeville last week to terminate negotiations with the Greenbank Farm Management Group.

  • Jul 14th, 2015 7:12pm

Whidbey General Hospital expansion design plans take next step

Whidbey General Hospital is one step closer to construction this summer of a $50 million expansion project.

  • Jun 29th, 2015 5:36pm

Port of Coupeville, WSU talks raise alarm at Greenbank Farm

Rumors about a future partnership between the Port of Coupeville and Washington State University may turn out to be true. After being directly questioned by a member of the public, port Commissioner Marshall Bronson confirmed at a meeting last week that he’s been having ongoing conversations about the possibility of WSU coming to the port-owned Greenbank Farm. He also said WSU would like to hold a public meeting about the idea.

  • Jun 19th, 2015 11:22pm

Closure averted as five-year deal approved for Greenbank Farm

After nearly six months of negotiating, a contract for management of Greenbank Farm was approved Wednesday, dispelling rumors that the publicly-owned farm was at risk of being closed.

  • Apr 10th, 2015 11:02pm

Survivor says positive attitude key in cancer fight

When Lynda Eccles was first diagnosed with breast cancer, she’d already lost one sister to the disease and watched another go through the same diagnosis six months prior.

  • Oct 14th, 2014 10:19pm

Easement stops Central Whidbey pot production plans

One of three applicants for recreational marijuana-based businesses on Whidbey Island is withdrawing its application. Ester Bandelin Rodriguez said the planned Coupeville-based Salish Sea Industries is withdrawing its land-use permit request due to federal regulation conflicts.

  • Aug 19th, 2014 9:53pm

Penn Cove Water Festival to honor artist Roger Purdue, offer plenty of food and fun

The Penn Cove Water Festival will once again honor the region’s Native American heritage with canoe races, performances and education. The festival allows Northwest tribes to share their heritage through tribal dancing, singing, storytelling, native artists’ booths and demonstrations.

  • May 7th, 2014 12:19am

Loganberry Festival scrubbed due to conflicting fair dates

The fate of one of Whidbey Island’s long-standing festivals is up in the air.

  • Mar 11th, 2014 9:53pm

Annual kite festival takes off this weekend in Coupeville

Members of Whidbey Island Kite Fliers are crossing their fingers for decent wind this weekend.

  • Sep 17th, 2013 9:22pm

History lovers launch campaign to save Coupeville home

In a town filled with historic treasures, some are out for the world to see while others are hidden in plain sight.

  • Sep 13th, 2013 10:46pm

Arts and crafts fest opens in Coupeville

Coupeville is gearing up for a weekend of fun and creativity with the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival.

  • Aug 6th, 2013 9:37pm

New Coupeville store bags early customers

Kimberly Hoctor made three sales before she even opened her Coupeville store June 15.

  • Jun 28th, 2013 10:22pm