Letters to the Editor

Passing levy is vital to keeping public pool open

Editor, The North Whidbey Parks and Recreation District owns the only local public swimming pool in Oak Harbor and also owns the dog park and… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2017

Hurricane Harvey response an example of human goodness

Editor, What a wonderful example of humanity in Texas. Neighbor helping neighbor, going out of their way, even though they themselves may have lost everything.… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Now is the time to act on climate change

Editor, This letter is not directed to those who are confident that humans have no influence on climate change; rather it is directed towards those… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

President Donald Trump is a white supremacist, here’s why

Editor, This letter addresses Jamal Hill’s assertion that Trump is a white supremacist. He is, and I offer the following evidence in support of this… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

South Whidbey churches join forces to help those suffering from mental illness

Editor, Last year, in an effort to help people suffering from mental illness and their families, two area churches joined forces. Prayer groups from St.… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2017

Response to miniature horses was amazing

Editor, Thank you so much for running the article on the miniature horses written by Jessie Stensland. We had over 30 people call us from… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2017

Town picnic committee offers a note of thanks

Editor, Clinton Town Picnic sponsors wanted to throw Clinton’s fourth annual picnic. Just because. Because being outside in the good Whidbey air is fun. Because… Continue reading

VIEWPOINT | How you support veterans matters, and it’s remembered

By CLAYTON CANFIELD On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, a number of Vietnam veterans met at a temporary meeting place in Langley to organize a discussion… Continue reading

  • Sep 16, 2017

Goldsmith is getting all my votes for Mr. South Whidbey

Editor, In her Sept. 6 letter to the editor, Sari Spieler rightly praises the compassion and generosity of our islanders in response to the storm… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Greenhouse gases letter permeated right-wing American orthodoxy

Editor, Ron Wyman’s August 30 letter, “Greenhouse gases have an alibi too,” expresses the banal vitiation of science that permeates right-wing American orthodoxy. Climate-change skeptics… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Holmes Harbor Golf Course is not for sale

Editor, Neighbors in the Holmes Harbor community are concerned about a misconception that affects the golf course and in turn could have a deleterious effect… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Eagerly awaiting the performance of ‘No there’

Editor, I attended the aptly titled “Comedy of Errors” at the Island Shakespeare Festival today (Sept. 2, 2017). Who knew Shakespeare foresaw The Theater of… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2017

Support Whidbey’s Save the Trails

Editor, We support the effort to Save the Trails, as written about in The Record, July 15. Visit savethetrails.weebly.com to find out about upcoming events,… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2017

Trump’s DACA decision is ‘shameful,’ wrong

Editor, The decision to rescind the “Dreamers” program is shameful and does not serve national or Washington state’s interests. Thousands of the dreamers protected by… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2017

Leierer family is grateful for support

Editor, Since Jim “Coach” Leierer passed away in June 2016, our family has been overwhelmed by the support and empathy the South Whidbey community has… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

South Whidbey responds to Hurricane Harvey

Editor, This is a tender time in our community, our country and the world. This week I experienced the magnitude of heart and connection that… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Addicted to oil: Climate change is happening now

Editor, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” — Eben Fodor What is unfolding in Texas is what climatologists have warned us about for decades.… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2017

DJT is an embarrassment, disgrace

Editor, No more change. There is no good change with Donald Trump. Trump’s change is scary. He must go. He does not understand what our… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Speak softly, but carry a big stick

Editor, To the apologetic letter writer who thinks we should “admit guilt and end this madness” in discussing the development/use of nuclear weapons, I ask,… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017