Letters to the Editor

Council should focus on commercial incentives

Editor, The underlying concern expressed in the South Whidbey Record’s editorial “Live music should continue at the Machine Shop,” is that the live music ordinance… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Let’s just keep young people out of Langley

Editor, To the members of Langley Association of Neighbors Downtown in the Feb. 24 front page story, more power to you! We have enough rabble… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Machine Shop offers valuable enrichment

Editor, As a South Whidbey resident and mother of three, I was surprised and saddened to learn that business owner Tim Leonard continues to come… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2018

Focus gun control on assault rifles

Editor, Mr. Fred Stillwell’s recent letter in which he attempts to create a false equivalence between a mass shooting and other deaths due to drugs… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2018

Banning all guns isn’t the answer to mass shootings

Editor, In reply to Sharron Gray’s Feb. 3 letter to the editor, she said that her niece, visiting from London, had the answer to our… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Thankful to community for festival support

Editor, Island Shakespeare Festival presented its first indoor production in January at WICA’s Zech Hall. “Shakespeare’s Other Women” attracted full houses with its virtuoso acting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 21, 2018

Concerned with safety of island and country

Editor, I was concerned about the Feb. 7 article “Law will allow for nuclear missile prep.” As Cynthia Kaul and Keith Anderson point out in… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Irony in Navy, civillian responses to security

Editor, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island just concluded a two-week drill which was an anti-terrorism exercise called Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield. I bring this up as… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Roundabout isn’t safe solution to traffic

Editor, The Washington State Department of Transportation has not put traffic counters on State Highway 20, Banta or other roads. How can WSDOT design any… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Thank you for urging responsible climate change action

Editor, Thank you for your editorial urging responsible action in confronting climate change. Washington state is poised to be a leader and model for other… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Clarifying a few seed-related facts in article

Editor, Thanks so much to The Record for helping spread the word about Deep Harvest Seeds. We very quickly crammed Evan Thompson, a wonderful local… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Good job county for implementing ban

Editor, I want to take a moment to express my appreciation to the past and present Island County Board of Commissioners for their efforts to… Continue reading

  • Feb 14, 2018

Trump’s parade proposal is missing its mark

Editor, When I heard about Trump’s parade proposal, I was reminded of a few years back when I was in Adelaide, Australia, on Anzac Day.… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2018

Navy shouldn’t take public space for training

Editor, We are very alarmed by the potential impact of two bills now in committee at the state Legislature, that may affect citizens’ use of… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Thankful for Burnett’s commitment to H&H

Editor, On behalf of the South Whidbey Hearts and Hammers board, this is a belated “Thank You” to Justin Burnett for his dedication to our… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2018

Is there simple way to stop gun violence?

Editor, My niece and her husband, both from London, visited recently and we watched the local news one evening. Covered was a senseless school shooting,… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

No vote on bump stock ban telling of Bailey’s integrity

Editor, I am a firearm owner. I have legally hunted wildlife in the past. I enjoy target shooting on an approved range. I am also… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2018

There’s a simple alternative to roundabouts

Editor, Do not be deceived by alleged traffic improvement benefits of roundabouts, especially when there is a more simple alternative. Roundabouts enormously increase lane-changing situations… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2018

Inappropriate to smoke dope in family paper

Editor, The federal government’s marijuana stance may not be a concern to locals, businesses and police. However, the Jan. 17 front page photo of a… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018

Thanks South Whidbey for helping give back

Editor, Thank you South Whidbey for your caring generosity. Last year you rounded up your change on purchases at Freeland Ace Hardware to donate to… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2018