Letters to the Editor

Don’t see point in second commercial district

Editor, Walking along the trail by the wetlands of Deer Lagoon, I met two good friends from Langley. We stopped to chat in hushed voices… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2018

Climate change proposal isn’t carbon cap

Editor, Thanks to the Record for including in the recap of 2017 events a request to the Langley City Council by the Whidbey Island Chapter… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2018

Thankful editorial addressed need to end sexual harassment

Editor, Thank you for your editorial on Dec. 13. I am heartened to see my paper come out on the side of decent treatment for… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

Thanks to staff who kept roads clear and safe

In response to our Christmas Eve snow event I would like to send my deepest gratitude and appreciation to the Island County Public Works employees… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2017

Treasurer’s office can’t take early tax payments

Editor, Multiple national and local (Seattle) newspapers have recently published articles urging taxpayers to consider making payments for property taxes before year-end 2017 to assure… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2017

Let’s be safe of the roads

Editor, On a rainy December evening, I headed out to Payless on East Harbor Road in Freeland. It was after 5 p.m., so it was… Continue reading

Property is needed for new nonprofit

Editor, The new nonprofit, Thincwhidbey.org, is seeking land with Langley sewer and water on which to build Tiny Houses In the Name of Christ. These… Continue reading

Time for Oak Harbor to build own broadband

Editor, With the death of net neutrality, is it time for the city to look at building a municipal broadband? I think it is. It… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

CDC censoring words bad for democracy

Editor, The seven censored CDC words never to be used again … These are trying days for our country and for all of us. We… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Booster Club poinsettia sale was a success

Editor, Thanks to you, we are growing musicians one poinsettia at a time. Thanks to our generous community and some very motivated students, the annual… Continue reading

Women who spoke out deserve respect

Editor, The impossible has occurred; a Democrat won an election this week in the red state of Alabama. Although the defeat of Roy Moore is… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

Call ISP, question net neutrality stance

Editor, On Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 the FCC voted to formally repeal net neutrality. I’ve emailed and called WhidbeyTelecom to ask them their official stance… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

See if Langley joins carbon initiative Dec. 18

Editor, Let’s hear it for the City of Langley for they’ve consented to hear arguments about endorsing a practical effort to head off climate change… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017

Need to lobby legislators to keep net neutrality

Editor, Ready to send more money to your Internet service provider (ISP)? Good. The Federal Communications Commission under their new leader, Ajit Pai, plans to… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Enjoyed Island Transit’s birthday celebration

Editor, I want to thank Island Transit for sharing its birthday celebration with us, the public. For almost eight years I commuted to Boeing using… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Americans must show Trump that he’s wrong

Editor, It was Maya Angelou who once told us, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” We find ourselves today living in a… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Happy to be back and serving the community

Editor, To our island community and beyond: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! On behalf of the thousands of seniors and those who care about… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

South Whidbey does in fact have a public pool

Editor, I take exception to your claim that South Whidbey has no public pool. The pool at Island Athletic Club is open to the public.… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Inclusive city decision far from transparent

Editor, Quite opposite to The South Whidbey Record’s front page headline on Nov. 25, “In surprise 3-0 vote, Langley becomes an inclusive city,” in reality… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Thanks for helping make dream come to fruition

Editor, As many of you know, I am the bassist with the Gypsy Jazz band here on Whidbey Island, The Hot Club of Troy. Last… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017