Letters to the Editor

Letter: Newspaper’s pie poll showed pastry bias

Editor, I could not help but notice in your poll, “What is the best kind of pie?” you did not include lemon meringue. I would… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

 

Letter: Consequences of gun violence far reaching

Editor, As I sit typing this letter, the news media are reporting yet another school shooting, this time at Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

 

Letter: Carbon fee best option to curb climate change

Editor, A recent letter questioned carbon/divident fee legislation to reduce greenhouse gases, stating it’s only going to modestly reduce our earthly temperature in future years.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2019

 

Letter: Citizens should support house carbon fee bill

Editor, It was the Sunday after the global climate strike inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. I was in church; the sermon title was… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Monster Mash made more memorable by community

Editor, Whidbey Children’s Theatre (WCT), along with the South Whidbey High School Drama Club’s Haunted Asylum, took over the historic Pole Building at the Island… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Presentation slated to explain tax assessment

Editor, The Island County Assessor’s Office has been invited by the Whidbey Island Association of Realtors to give a community presentation regarding the property tax… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Willeford is committed to equity in school district

Editor, We are engaged residents of South Whidbey and represent an array of racial and social justice groups on the island, and also have, or… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2019

Letter: Langley ordinance changes encourage affordable housing without sewer

Regarding the Infrastructure Bond proposed for Langley, I am writing to inform residents of recent changes in city ordinances that have provided numerous opportunities for… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2019

Letter: School board needs a new voice

There’s been a lot of talk about experience in this School Board election, and I want to address it head on. It’s true that I’ve… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Letter: Water issues need to be addressed in East Langley

Editor, I have been reading the different pros and cons regarding Langley’s Infrastructure Bond proposal that is before the voters on Nov. 5. I served… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Letter: Water infrastructure bond is well thought out

A recent letter to The Record from the head of the “con” committee asserts that the water bond is not well thought through, while speculating… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Letter: Congress should ban PFAS in firefighting foam

Editor, Recently I attended an informative meeting hosted by the local greening congregations concerning drinking water. I learned that firefighting foam containing toxic PFAS chemicals… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019

Letter: Willeford wants to bring village back into schools

Editor, I debated with myself over writing this letter, but some narratives should be shared to understand why a father and community member decides to… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Water infrastructure bond is not well thought out

Editor, Calling this a “water system management project” is a bit of a misnomer. It is basically a sewer expansion project whose goals appear to… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Supporting fire chief, attracting firefighters are priorities

If you have received a ballot for the upcoming election, you will see that I am running for South Whidbey Fire/EMS Commissioner Position 2. My… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Status quo on school board needs to be changed

Dear Editor, As a parent and concerned community member, I support Brook Willeford for school board. Don’t get me wrong — I like the Racicots.… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Initiative 976 would lead to higher ferry fares

Editor, Tim Eyman is sponsoring another $30 car-tab initiative, I-976, on this year’s ballot. Among a long list of transportation funding cuts included, I-976 could… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2019

Letter: Willeford is a deep, holistic thinker

Editor, In my decades of working with the students in the South Whidbey School District, I’ve come to believe we need to change from emphasizing… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter: Racicot should continue on board

Editor, We are supporting Linda Racicot for school board in the upcoming election. We are all former South Whidbey School Board members and our support… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019

Letter:Linda Racicot represents steady, positive change

Editor, I ran for South Whidbey School Board to support kids and staff in our district. When I was elected to the board, it was… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2019