Letters to the Editor

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

People shouldn’t have to die because they can’t afford to live

Editor, In response to Lorinda Newton’s letter in the Aug. 26 edition of The Record, I have some thoughts about decency. To use the tragic… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Greenhouse gases have an alibi

Editor, My point Mr. Enell is your statement that the 97 percent represents 97 percent of the scientific community. No. I don’t think so. They… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Trump, you cannot fool all the people all the time

Editor, Art can save us. Here’s mine. Imagine this political cartoon: In the foreground, the figure of Cheeto Trump railing about the so-called “Russia investigation.”… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Whidbey’s criminals should not be coddled

Editor, In response to the editorial “ Vigilantism, shaming won’t fix opioid problem,” I live across the street from a well known crack house. I’ve… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

A few thoughts about single-payer health care

Editor, Single-payer health care (aka socialized medicine or government-run health care) is rarely fast and is never free. But it is Charlie Gard. LORINDA NEWTON… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2017

Holmes Harbor golf course is open

Editor, In spite of the fact that Holmes Harbor Golf Club is advertised in the South Whidbey Record, confusion still exists about the fact that… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2017

Wills, estate plans are important — don’t delay

Editor, Approximately 55 percent of American adults do not have a will or other estate plan in place, according to LexisNexis. This number has stayed… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2017

Family Forrest Fest wasn’t bad at all

Editor, I’m writing this in response to your article regarding the “Family Forrest Fest” on Wildes Road. I am the neighbor directly across the street… Continue reading

Thanks, commissioners, for addressing problems with bond request

Editor, I want to thank our Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue commissioners for agreeing to place a bond on the November general election ballot.… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Recent letter was a harbinger of current events

Editor, The carefully detailed letter by Chuck Clark, “Guilt for WWII atom bomb deaths belongs solely to Japan,” is a harbinger of current events. I… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2017

Double Bluff Park proposal needs work

Editor, I have been reviewing the proposed changes to Double Bluff park and I believe the current proposal misses the mark. I have no problem… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Woodard/Highway 525 intersection is dangerous

Editor, The new intersection of Woodard Avenue and Highway 525 is likely to be the scene of a serious accident. When turning north from Woodard… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

Don’t be silent, speak out against racism

Editor, I wondered how to respond to Michael Eric Dyson’s New York Times op-ed column demanding that every decent white American actively speak out against… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

Don’t say I didn’t warn you, Whidbey

Editor, Why do we love Whidbey Island? Almost nothing happens here. Why are we prepared? Cascadia Fault may rumble our houses down. Are you prepared… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017

Global warming: I’m sticking with the 97 percent

Editor, Thank you Mr. Wyman for bringing forward two members in your recent letter to the editor, “No, not all scientists agree on global warming,”… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2017