Letters to the Editor

Letter: WhidbeyHealth would benefit from new board

Editor, Recently, Langley’s Frank Hemeon wrote a letter to the editor advocating additional taxes for the preservation and nurturing of WhidbeyHealth. Though Mr. Hemeon has… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Letter: Don’t be fooled, bears are dangerous animals

Editor, Good grief. When I read the story about the black bear near Fort Ebey being a “nice” kind of bear, several years of Cub… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Letter: Assessments are not in line with school results

Editor, We, the people of Whidbey Island, have had our tax assessments go up every year for the schools, and yet our children and our… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2019

Letter: Quit complaining about Navy noise and Growlers

Editor, I am so sorry to sound like a one-string guitar, but I have never heard so many complaints against our military fly boys. I… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: The noise complainers are pathetic and should move

Editor, To all the pathetic snowflakes on the North End crying about Growlers and the touch-and-go field, I say, move away. You knew when you… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: Mueller report must come out, stop protecting Trump

Editor, It’s time to stop the secrecy, hiding and cover-up of the Mueller report. It must come out. Why are we protecting Trump? We know… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth is a ‘good thing’ to keep supporting

Editor, When we moved here 20 years ago this month, we fell in love with Whidbey Island. We loved it so much, we started telling… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2019

Letter: SW superintendent has little funding to work with

Editor, I am writing in support of Superintendent Jo Moccia, who is trying to do the impossible task of maintaining a school district with the… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2019

Letter: Whidbey’s hospital needs to be preserved, nurtured

Editor, WhidbeyHealth is an extremely valuable resource for island residents that must be preserved and especially nurtured. It is a rural, critical access health system,… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Letter: Start researching answers to the world’s problems

Editor, As Wednesday’s South Whidbey Record illustrates, all humans, as self-aware animals, cannot live without hope. Very recently, an 18-year-old woman who made credible threats… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2019

Letter: Writer shouldn’t get pulpit for sermon in newspaper

Editor, I have read the letter to the editor by Lorinda Newton entitled, “Easter is a time for more than just bunnies, eggs.” I am… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Letter: Fire board experience important in running district

Editor, As candidate for South Whidbey Fire/EMS Board of Commissioners, I offer the district a wealth of experience in local government. Serving two terms on… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Letter: Thank you from the South Whidbey Hearts Hammers

Editor, South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to David Ossman and Judith Walcutt of Other World Media and to… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Letter: People should model good behavior for the children

Editor, In reading the article in the South Whidbey Record and also seeing posts on Facebook, I am sensing a build up of frustration and… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2019

Letter: Easter is a time for more than just bunnies, eggs

Editor, Each spring, at parks such as Dan Porter Park or on church grounds, many American families gather to watch children search for plastic eggs.… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Our Southern resident orcas are in peril

Editor, Living on Whidbey Island is magical, with sweeping views out onto the majestic beauty of the Salish sea. Our natural environment inspires us with… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019

Letter: Island’s litter crews do a great job, keep us clean

Editor, I wanted to send a shout out to the litter crews of Whidbey Island. They do a fabulous job of keeping our roads pristine… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Why is President Trump afraid to give tax returns?

Editor, So even though President Trump promised to release his tax returns once he was elected, it is clear that he never intended to do… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Opioid crisis restrictions don’t consider everyone

Editor, Regarding the April 6, 2019 South Whidbey Record article on the opioid crisis. I understand the nation’s opioid crisis is devastating, but let me… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2019

Letter: Is this the new normal for Whidbey Island residents?

Editor, Is the Navy planning on “taking” Whidbey Island from us? The secretary of the Navy has said the declared expansion is only returning to… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2019