Letters to the Editor

Letter: Trump’s immigration policy violates human rights

Editor, Trump’s new immigration policy is even worse than previously thought. Since May 7, they are inflicting pain on children, thinking this will deter their… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

 

Letter: Clinton beach AccessMats make beach accessible for everyone

Editor, Now that the winter weather is past, Island Beach Access has reinstalled the AccessMats at Clinton Beach Park. These blue, ADA-approved mats allow people… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

 

Letter: Island Transit fares should do no harm, minimize impact

Editor, Tom Walker, in a letter to the editor in the June 2 South Whidbey Record made a compelling argument that the economics of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

 

Letter: Rather than berate newspaper staff, why not educate others?

Editor, In reply to Captn Blynd: I was never even aware of retinitis pigmentosa until my sister was diagnosed with macular degeneration and declared legally… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Letter: America should treat immigrants and children humanely

Editor, Trump’s immigration policy is treating it as a criminal problem in hopes of deterring people from coming to this country. This is creating more… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Letter: There should be no fares charged to ride Island Transit buses

Editor, I do not agree that Island Transit should charge a fare. The taxpayers have voted to give Island Transit a sales tax increase three… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Hearts and Hammers works to help build our community

Editor, Hearts and Hammers is one of a number of South Whidbey organizations that offer a helping hand to our more vulnerable neighbors. This year,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Thanking restaurant for supporting Relay for Life

Editor, I would like to send out a special thanks to the owners of the Tyee Restaurant in Coupeville, Steve and Sue Hallen, for very… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Wrong production company cited in Record news article

Editor, I was sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry Woolery. My wife and I spent many a happy evening dining at his establishment… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Disappointed by vote cast by Congressman Larsen

Editor, I was dismayed to learn that Congressman Rick Larsen joined the Republican majority and voted for the so-called “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Letter: There should be no bus fares

Editor, I’ve been an Island County resident for 28 years, and I am a transit rider. As I understand it, the fare proposal would decrease… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Letter: Should be no bus fares

Editor, I’ve been an Island County resident for 28 years, and I am a transit rider. As I understand it, the fare proposal would decrease… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

Letter: Proud to be from South Whidbey

Editor, My father’s obituary was in the South Whidbey Record on Saturday, May 5, when his funeral was announced at high noon on that very… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

Letter: ‘Tunnel Vision’ headline was insensitive

Editor, As a person with retinitis pigmentosa, AKA “tunnel vision,” I find the title to the article “Tunnel vision: Time for ‘Golden chains’” shockingly insensitive.… Continue reading

  • May 29, 2018

Letter: No fares on Island Transit busses

Editor, How did Island Transit previously operate in the black since 2003 with only six tenths of 1 percent sales tax? Why can’t they operate… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2018

Letter: Keep it a safe summer

Memorial Day Weekend to the end of Labor Day Weekend is a 100-day period that embraces vacation time, travel time and nice weather. Lots of… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2018

Letter: Freeland dock improvement project

Editor, The South Whidbey Yacht Club, the South Whidbey Fishin’ Club, funded by the Island County Parks Department and supported by the Port of South… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Thanks to sheriff’s office for quick work

Editor, We would like to thank South Whidbey Island County Sheriff’s Department for their quick response and apprehension of the perpetrator responsible for stealing money… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Cancer comment a new low

Editor, This president has failed to condemn many appalling, hurtful and disgraceful things and people in his short time leading our country. But he has… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Doccumentary about climate change well-presented

Editor, Sharon Emerson (5/5/2018) wrote about the NOVA program PBS stations presented about climate change “Decoding the Weather Machine.” My wife and I saw the… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018