Letters to the Editor

Letter: Ferry spokesman gave reporter false information

Editor, Reporter Laura Guido was given false information by Ian Sterling, “a spokesman for state ferries.” (March 13 story, “Kayak disrupts ferry.”) I quote from… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Letter: Pay bumps for our school leaders are well-deserved

Editor, The purpose of this letter is to provide information to the community regarding administrative salaries. The South Whidbey School Board was unanimous in its… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2019

Letter: Neighbor dog is not the problem, claims are unfair

Editor, This is in response to Steve Trembley’s letter regarding a dog problem. (Note: This refers to a March 5 story about leash laws.) I… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019

Letter: The U.S’s world standing depends on ousting Trump

Editor, Donald J. Trump gives aid and comfort to dictators around the world and the Republicans give aid and comfort to Donald Trump, so says… Continue reading

  • Mar 19, 2019

Letter: There are many benefits to an extra hour of sun

Editor, I read with alarm the plans to go to year-round daylight savings time. What might be workable for those living in states to the… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Letter: Navy decision is based on ‘fear mongering’

Editor, I read with 100 percent anger and horror about the Navy’s decision to go ahead with proliferating the Growler right here on our island.… Continue reading

  • Mar 15, 2019

Letter: WhidbeyHealth shouldn’t be turning away patients

Editor, My wife has been taking allergy shots since November of 2017. She was diagnosed with severe allergies by a doctor at an ENT in… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2019

Letter: Thank you to those who hosted safety classes

Editor, I wish to thank the Oak Harbor Senior Center, Island Senior Services, Bayview Senior Center and, finally, the Coupeville United Methodist Church for hosting… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Raise the age to purchase tobacco to 21, save lives

Editor, My father started smoking at age 18, when he joined the Marines. He developed chronic obstructive disease in his 70s and struggled to breathe… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: South Whidbey school administration raises seem questionable

Editor, The South Whidbey Record reported on March 2 the salary increases approved for South Whidbey School District administrators. The chairwoman and board members stated… Continue reading

  • Mar 8, 2019

Letter: Fire up those lawnmowers, chainsaws after 10 p.m.

Editor, Regarding the proposed increased touch-and-go flights at Ault Field and Outlying Field Coupeville, the current noise ordinance time restrictions in Island County may become… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Decision to filter water shows it may not be safe

Editor, It’s been more than two years since PFAS chemicals leaking from Navy property were discovered in the Town of Coupeville’s water, the same water… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: The vaccine bill should be passed for the good of all

Editor, My parents were quacks. I do not just refer to the Muscovy ducks I helped raise in the sacred town of Brea, Calif. when… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2019

Letter: Letter from ACHP to Navy reflected group’s concerns

Editor, We hear them. Do they hear us? The recent letter sent by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, or ACHP, to the secretary of… Continue reading

  • Mar 1, 2019

Letter: Remembering victims of senseless gun violence

Editor, On Valentine’s Day, we lit 1,217 candles to honor and in recognition of the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. The candles were for… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Letter: Community’s response to survey was overwhelming

Editor, The staff and Board of Commissioners of the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District would like to thank the South Whidbey community for the… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Letter: Trump’s wild claims about immigration crisis false

Editor, Donald J. Trump used undocumented workers from Costa Rica and Poland to build his Bedminster Gold Club and Trump Tower. Trump’s constant disdain and… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Letter: How about calling older people ‘The Sentinals’

Editor, We are to refer to our younger generation as, “The Millennials,” as it is politically correct to do. Then I, of the older generation,… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2019

Letter: Fear Navy wasn’t working in good faith now confirmed

Editor, I read in the Feb. 2 South Whidbey Record on Feb. 2 that the “Navy moves forward without Growler decision” and contracts are already… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019

Letter: Something must be done now about global warming

Editor, Climate change is happening now. The latest climate report from the United Nations says we have only 12 years to transform our economy to… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2019