Letters to the Editor

Concerned with safety of island and country

Editor, I was concerned about the Feb. 7 article “Law will allow for nuclear missile prep.” As Cynthia Kaul and Keith Anderson point out in… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018


Irony in Navy, civillian responses to security

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just concluded a two-week drill which was an anti-terrorism exercise called Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield. I bring this up as… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018


Roundabout isn’t safe solution to traffic

Editor, The Washington State Department of Transportation has not put traffic counters on State Highway 20, Banta or other roads. How can WSDOT design any… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018


Thank you for urging responsible climate change action

Editor, Thank you for your editorial urging responsible action in confronting climate change. Washington state is poised to be a leader and model for other… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Clarifying a few seed-related facts in article

Editor, Thanks so much to The Record for helping spread the word about Deep Harvest Seeds. We very quickly crammed Evan Thompson, a wonderful local… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Good job county for implementing ban

Editor, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to the past and present Island County Board of Commissioners for their efforts to… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Trump’s parade proposal is missing its mark

Editor, When I heard about Trump’s parade proposal, I was reminded of a few years back when I was in Adelaide, Australia, on Anzac Day.… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2018

Navy shouldn’t take public space for training

Editor, We are very alarmed by the potential impact of two bills now in committee at the state Legislature, that may affect citizens’ use of… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Thankful for Burnett’s commitment to H&H

Editor, On behalf of the South Whidbey Hearts and Hammers board, this is a belated “Thank You” to Justin Burnett for his dedication to our… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Is there simple way to stop gun violence?

Editor, My niece and her husband, both from London, visited recently and we watched the local news one evening. Covered was a senseless school shooting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

No vote on bump stock ban telling of Bailey’s integrity

Editor, I am a firearm owner. I have legally hunted wildlife in the past. I enjoy target shooting on an approved range. I am also… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

There’s a simple alternative to roundabouts

Editor, Do not be deceived by alleged traffic improvement benefits of roundabouts, especially when there is a more simple alternative. Roundabouts enormously increase lane-changing situations… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Inappropriate to smoke dope in family paper

Editor, The federal government’s marijuana stance may not be a concern to locals, businesses and police. However, the Jan. 17 front page photo of a… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Thanks South Whidbey for helping give back

Editor, Thank you South Whidbey for your caring generosity. Last year you rounded up your change on purchases at Freeland Ace Hardware to donate to… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Thanks to Goosefoot for opening gallery space

Editor, I’m sure I speak for many in our community when I express appreciation and deep gratitude to Goosefoot for reconstituting the Front Room Gallery… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Churches seek help in affordable housing plan

Editor, We need affordable housing on Whidbey Island for our younger people who fill jobs that we retired residents need. As the Whidbey Island County… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

Demo gardens a great asset at Greenbank Farm

Editor, In addition to the many amenities of the Greenbank Farm, a recent article failed to mention one of the farm’s most attractive features —… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2018

We may find ourselves as subjects, not citizens

Editor, Over the years as a student and teacher of history and political science, I’ve often wondered what it would be like to live under… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2018

Use 2018 to vote in candidates who care

Editor, If you had any doubt about Donald J. Trump’s immigration agenda, it should be crystal clear now, after his Jan. 11 Oval Office statement… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018

Taking CERT training can be empowering

Editor, I’m writing to offer public kudos to our South Whidbey Fire/EMS Chief Rusty Palmer and the CERT workshops that he is diligently leading and… Continue reading

  • Jan 20, 2018