Letters to the Editor

Letter: Langley’s handling of records requests dubious

Editor, It was interesting to hear the city of Langley blame the people who request public records for the fact that the city has lost… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2018

Letter: Navy, country need place for Growlers to practice

Editor, As a retired master chief who served at Whidbey Island, both in seaplanes and P-3s at Ault Field, I remember them both being too… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Our island community making a big difference

Editor, Thanks to Laura Guido for her article, “Making Art to Make a Difference.” Readers who wish to order Georgia Gerber’s Sheepish Rabbit and/or Settling… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Insurance cuts a slap in the face

Editor, WhidbeyHealth recently announced budget cuts, as noted in the South Whidbey Record on Dec. 12. One of those cuts affected many Whidbey Health retirees.… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Arrest by deputies’ helped avert potential tragedy

Editor, On Nov. 21, we on Whidbey Island were very likely in the crosshairs of a domestic terrorist. The vigilance and courage of our Island… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Not anti-defense; against being ‘collateral damage’

Editor, I read the South Whidbey Record Dec. 5 article, “Navy ends talks on impacts on historic district” and got the distinct impression that this… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Frustrated by a lack of enforcement by county

Editor, It is in the spirit of continuous improvement that I write to you today. Certainly there is much injustice in our world, well beyond… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Goal of matching large donation met at event

Editor, I would like to extend a personal thank you to all the wonderful folks who came out to celebrate with us last weekend at… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Road etiquette and safety is important and serious

Editor, I complain about this all the time and I do my best to enlighten people, but so far it’s not working. We don’t have… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Letter: WIN thankful for support community has shown

Editor, Whidbey Island Nourishes, or WIN, is celebrating the generosity of local businesses this past Thanksgiving season. Contributions received this fall from Whidbey Telecom, Dancing… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Letter: ‘Whidbey Wonderful’ should be a new column

Editor, My husband Marshall and I moved to Whidbey in November 2017 and permanently in April 2018. I’ve come to use a phrase, “Whidbey Wonderful,”… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Letter: Are billionaires offering to let you join them on Mars?

Editor, As I’ve always envisioned insects far outlasting humans and chewing on our remains for thousands of years, I was astonished to recently learn that… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: This time of year can be difficult for many people

Editor, I live at Brookhaven in Langley and have written the following poem about how difficult it is for people at this time of year:… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Fact is, lifestyles of Americans cannot continue indefinitely

Editor, As the American economy continues to decay, or, rather, as conditions for Americans continue to decay, in the modern American version of a statement… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Campaign supporters like you helped Kim Schrier to win race

Editor, Whidbey Island backers of Dr. Kim Schrier’s successful bid to represent Washington state’s 8th district in Congress are feeling justifiably proud today. Your financial… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: People want knowledge, facts on climate change

Editor, Whatever your opinion about climate change, the report issued last Friday from the U.S. Global Change Research Program is worth your attention. The Fourth… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Grateful to person who found purse, returned it

Editor, There are angels in this world, and angel(s) found and turned in my gold carry purse at the Oak Harbor Walmart the afternoon of… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Encouraging violence is not at all presidential

Editor, So we’ve come to this. A president who praises Congressman Gianforte for beating a reporter and finds Saudi claims of a rendition gone wrong… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Dine Out program helps teachers at SW schools

Editor, The South Whidbey Schools Foundation Board would like to thank the following restaurants for participating in our October Dine Out For Education fundraiser. Our… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018

Letter: Ebey’s Reserve in need of environmental protection

Editor, When guests visit me on Whidbey, one of the first places I take them is Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve. I delight in their… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2018