Letters to the Editor

Clinton Spellathon was an overwhelming success

Editor, The Friends of the Clinton Library want to thank the Whidbey Island community for supporting our Spellathon fundraiser. With the knowledge that virtually every… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2017

Friends can be independent thinkers, too

Editor, Sharon Emerson is at it again with her misinformation and conspiracy theories. The Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club (HHRGC) is a community driven,… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2017

Langley residents should weigh in on comp plan

Editor, As an engaged citizen of our community, I am calling on my fellow Langley residents to review the final draft of the comprehensive plan,… Continue reading

  • Oct 11, 2017

Coverage of shooting will lead to copycats

Editor, Again we hear the broadcast media clamoring for a “motive.” Most of us think that a primary motive for these losers is to become… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Highway 525 project was top-notch

Editor, We Whidbey Islanders owe a huge round of kudos to Granite Construction (the engineers and all the workers and employees), as well as to… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Island County Sheriff humbled by appreciation pages for law enforcement

Editor, As head of law enforcement in Island County, I am humbled and honored to see the support of our local law enforcement that was… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Langley City Council needs more diversity

Editor, Probably you aren’t a member of the Rod and Gun Club. Not very many Langley residents are. But if Burt Beusch, Ed Nesbeitt, and… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Vote for Peter Morton for Langley City Council, Position 5

Editor, When we first met Peter, we were struck by his thoughtful, compassionate nature. We are excited that he is running for city council because… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

We choose Peter Morton for Langley City Council

Editor, Peter Morton will be an excellent, dedicated addition to the Langley City Council who will reflect the best values and instincts of our unique… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2017

Support Peter Morton for Langley City Council, Position 5

Editor, We are writing in support of Peter Morton for Langley Council, Position 5. Peter offers an unusual combination of experience, skill, and civic motivation,… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2017

Thanks to those who made the Shakespeare festival great

Editor, The following is a letter of gratitude from the Island Shakespeare Festival and it will likely overlook a valued contributor, but to the best… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2017

Vote Dominique Emerson for Langley City Council, Position 2

Editor, We are endorsing Dominique Emerson for Langley City Council, Position 2 for many reasons. She’s proven herself to be a dedicated and effective member… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2017

Langley Police Department, we (I) owe you one

Editor, My wife and I would like to thank a Langley police officer for his quick response and help when we (I) locked ourselves out… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2017

You have to vote to get the government you want

Editor, Recently I heard from three candidates I like who are running for Langley City Council. Fortunately, I am able to vote for all three… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2017

Bag your dog’s poop so we don’t sit in it

Editor, Did you know there is a school in South Whidbey State Park called Calyx? One day, a Calyx kid sat in dog poop when… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017

Whidbey residents should watch ‘The Mully Movie’

Editor, Since Whidbey Island is known for its compassion, I thought people would enjoy this heartwarming true story of compassion for the poorest of the… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017

Whidbey: pharmaceutical pacifiers and special compost

Editor, My brother arrives for his once a decade visit from the barren Atlantic coast of Maine to check on my slide into senility. After… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017

Foundation seeks sponsors for annual lecture series

Editor, The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation is the proud sponsor of what is becoming one of Whidbey Island’s newest traditions, the Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series. Now… Continue reading

  • Sep 23, 2017

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