Letters to the Editor

Letter: Bristow should know the locals before labeling

Editor, In Northwest Voices, Steve Bristow, president of Oak Harbor Council of the Navy League complains about cartoonist Dave Horsey’s depiction titled, “Navy’s noise need… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2018

Letter: Mayor deserves praise for making a tough decision

Editor, This is a letter of praise for Langley Mayor Tim Callison — from someone who has occasionally been at cross purposes with him. But… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

Letter: Level of militarism simply unsustainable

Editor, On the front page of the Dec. 19 edition of The South Whidbey Record a headline reads “Growler meeting may draw a crowd” and… Continue reading

  • Dec 21, 2018

Letter: Global warming no hoax; help to save environment

Editor, Rick Kiser’s letter to the editor on Dec. 15 suggests that global warming is a hoax. In challenging recent reports, he cites the Heartland… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2018

Letter: The food bank powered through a power outage

Editor, I don’t often get to send a thank you via the newspaper to the amazing staff and volunteers who make Good Cheer great. However,… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2018

Letter: Langley’s handling of records requests dubious

Editor, It was interesting to hear the city of Langley blame the people who request public records for the fact that the city has lost… Continue reading

  • Dec 18, 2018

Letter: Navy, country need place for Growlers to practice

Editor, As a retired master chief who served at Whidbey Island, both in seaplanes and P-3s at Ault Field, I remember them both being too… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Our island community making a big difference

Editor, Thanks to Laura Guido for her article, “Making Art to Make a Difference.” Readers who wish to order Georgia Gerber’s Sheepish Rabbit and/or Settling… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Insurance cuts a slap in the face

Editor, WhidbeyHealth recently announced budget cuts, as noted in the South Whidbey Record on Dec. 12. One of those cuts affected many Whidbey Health retirees.… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Arrest by deputies’ helped avert potential tragedy

Editor, On Nov. 21, we on Whidbey Island were very likely in the crosshairs of a domestic terrorist. The vigilance and courage of our Island… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2018

Letter: Not anti-defense; against being ‘collateral damage’

Editor, I read the South Whidbey Record Dec. 5 article, “Navy ends talks on impacts on historic district” and got the distinct impression that this… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Frustrated by a lack of enforcement by county

Editor, It is in the spirit of continuous improvement that I write to you today. Certainly there is much injustice in our world, well beyond… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Goal of matching large donation met at event

Editor, I would like to extend a personal thank you to all the wonderful folks who came out to celebrate with us last weekend at… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2018

Letter: Road etiquette and safety is important and serious

Editor, I complain about this all the time and I do my best to enlighten people, but so far it’s not working. We don’t have… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Letter: WIN thankful for support community has shown

Editor, Whidbey Island Nourishes, or WIN, is celebrating the generosity of local businesses this past Thanksgiving season. Contributions received this fall from Whidbey Telecom, Dancing… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Letter: ‘Whidbey Wonderful’ should be a new column

Editor, My husband Marshall and I moved to Whidbey in November 2017 and permanently in April 2018. I’ve come to use a phrase, “Whidbey Wonderful,”… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2018

Letter: Are billionaires offering to let you join them on Mars?

Editor, As I’ve always envisioned insects far outlasting humans and chewing on our remains for thousands of years, I was astonished to recently learn that… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: This time of year can be difficult for many people

Editor, I live at Brookhaven in Langley and have written the following poem about how difficult it is for people at this time of year:… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Fact is, lifestyles of Americans cannot continue indefinitely

Editor, As the American economy continues to decay, or, rather, as conditions for Americans continue to decay, in the modern American version of a statement… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018

Letter: Campaign supporters like you helped Kim Schrier to win race

Editor, Whidbey Island backers of Dr. Kim Schrier’s successful bid to represent Washington state’s 8th district in Congress are feeling justifiably proud today. Your financial… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2018