Letters to the Editor

Letter: Can think of $86,000 worth of reasons to not vote for Hannold

Editor, In 2016, a severe winter storm hit Whidbey Island. The storm surge breeched the Sunlight Beach dike causing thousands of dollars in damage to… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Commissioner Rick Hannold is out of touch with reality

Editor, I couldn’t believe my ears. Had I heard right? Glancing at the expressions on other people’s faces confirmed that I had. At Monday night’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Letter: Everyone wins if St. Clair is voted into office as county commissioner

Editor, Ahoy there over on Whidbey. I am over here. On the other side of Saratoga Passage on Camano. Can we talk? We citizens across… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Island County work crews are doing a good job on the roads

Editor, Kudos to Island County Road Department for providing us with well-maintained roads throughout all four seasons. The roads are on a resurfacing and maintenance… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Washington State Ferries to take feedback during open house

Editor, The recent news coverage of ferry issues is much appreciated. It is important to shine a spotlight on the ferry system to ensure it… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Thank you for coverage of church workshop, upcoming concert

Editor, Thank you to Patricia Guthrie for her coverage in the South Whidbey Record of the upcoming concert “Let Justice Roll Down,” to be given… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2018

Letter: Sen. Chuck Grassley is similar to a suicide bomber, brings falsehoods

Editor, To my way of thinking I now liken the actions of Sen. Chuck Grassley to a suicide bomber. They both are willing to sacrifice… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Vote ‘yes’ on 1631, for the sake of the planet, for our children

Editor, Thanks to our local press for their endorsement of an impressive citizen-sponsored initiative that surprisingly has emerged from the chaotic world of politics (South… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Please observe 24 hours of ‘Homo sapiens’ silence; help the earth

Editor, In regard to “church event to address racism, white privilege and other crimes against a [gentle, helpless oppressed you to”] deity,” I speak without… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Rick Felici is best choice in the race for Island County sheriff

Editor, I have looked into the candidates who are running for Sheriff. It is clear to me that Rick Felici has the knowledge, experience and… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Cast vote for Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner

Editor, This fall’s election is offering us an experienced, committed, engaging, people-oriented candidate for Island County commissioner, one we see only rarely. Janet St. Clair… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Letter:Shout out to local restaurants for being very child-friendly

Editor, I wanted to take a moment to thank all the restaurants and establishments in our island community for being so kid- and family-friendly. As… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter:A story of ‘adventure’ with WhidbeyHeath referral

Editor, This may amuse other Whidbey residents who’ve dealt with WhidbeyHealth. A good laugh should always be shared. One of the doctors wished to refer… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter: Drunk driving laws in state need to be reviewed, improved

Editor, I don’t write letters normally, and here I am with the second one in two weeks. What is wrong with our state’s enforcement of… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Contrast between Trump, Obama could not be any greater

Editor, During the first weekend of September we witnessed a memorial service for a Republican hero, U.S. Sen. John McCain. His valor, service, kindness and… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Reasons to elect Janet St. Clair as commissioner

Editor, I’m voting for Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner 3. I’m 87 years old and have lived on Camano Island for the past… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018

Letter: The loud ‘sound of freedom’ drowns out everything else

Editor, It’s 6 p.m. A gorgeous, warm, late summer evening. But we can’t enjoy it. Just had to shut all the windows and doors and… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Ultimate Frisbee a safer sport than football — switch it out

Editor, I read with pleasure the article last week about local Whidbey youth Connor Ryan and teammates smashing all Junior Ultimate Frisbee competition from many… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Buyers beware of the listed property descriptions online

Editor, Talk about ‘caveat emptor.’ I recently submitted a complaint to the state department of compliance and regulations for real estate. I complained that several… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Striving to provide the best in recreation programs, parks

Editor, We write this letter to thank the South Whidbey community for the support of the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District 2019 maintenance and… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018