Editor, I thinks it’s wrong to charge a fee to be able to read the newspaper on the internet. A lot of people don’t have money to subscribe to the paper, it’s expensive and not much in it to begin with.
Editor, With summer on Whidbey Island a fading memory, it’s time to pay attention to the candidates who are running for elected office and the ballot measures that will be before us in the general election on Nov. 4.
Editor, With elections fast approaching, it is time to evaluate the candidates for elected offices, including our county government. This year we have the good fortune of having a choice for auditor. When looking for the qualities necessary to fill this position, experience, credentials, and integrity are at the top the list in my opinion. Rebecca Wagner is a certified public accountant with experience working in an auditor’s office as an accountant. She now works for Senior Services of Island County as finance director which is where I have gotten to know her professionally.
Editor, “Our 33.” As the Nation begins to prepare for 9/11, a horrendous date in history, may we remember 33 murdered comrades who exhibited incredible courage and bravery and yet never seem to be mentioned and honored. Our 33 were described as “plus crew” in most of the stories written that day.
Editor, The South Whidbey American Legion Auxiliary of Post 141 would like to remind our citizens that September 11th is now known as Patriot Day in remembrance of the 2,977 victims of the terrorist attacks in New York.
Editor, Growing up in England I was spoiled with fantastic Shakespeare — seeing luminaries such as Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench on stage when in college in London. So as a well-seasoned theatergoer I’m writing to applaud Island Shakespeare Festival for a wonderful season.
Editor, When does something really begin? It is like the old adage, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?” So many times when working on a community project there are differing points of view of its true beginning. In retrospect, does it really matter? What does matter is the one who did the heavy lifting, the one who both mentally and physically led the effort. The “who” for me is/was Cary Peterson.
Editor, When I was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in June 2013, I was unsure where to seek treatment. Should I go to Swedish or Virginia Mason or should I stay close to home? In one of the best choices ever, I elected to use Whidbey General Hospital.
Editor, This is my opinion based on my experience working with Island Transit: 1. We would not have Island Transit without Martha Rose.
Editor, Your digital edition costs the same as your delivered edition. It includes the same ads. Since the digital edition does not have the materials and labor/delivery costs of the print edition, I have to assume that your digital customers are being greatly ripped off.
Editor, I can’t seem to decide what the proposed “Langley Lift” looks like. A cruise ship loading terminal? A multi-modal coal transfer facility? Or is it the jetway at gate S12 at Sea-Tac?
Editor, In regards to the marina elevator project: In Langley, a lift for some would be a downer for many. I, for one, would be extremely saddened by the loss of view from Camano Avenue out to Saratoga Passage should the bridge and elevator project for the marina area become a reality.
Editor, Since the end of this year’s wonderful fair, there has been some well-deserved recognition of the hundreds of volunteer hours that go in to making the fair what it is every year.
Editor, In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a newcomer to the state political scene who finished second in the primary race for state representative in the 10th Legislative District. His name is Nick Petrish.
Editor, “As the CEO of ____________, as the mayor of ____________, as the chairman of the board of directors of _____________, as the superintendent of _____________, as the top executive of ___________, as the head honcho of _________, I take full responsibility for this situation.” Please explain to me what that means anymore. It used to mean the buck stops here, and I will make it right because I am in charge.
To the editor: Steve Burr has it right on: The game IS rigged. The question then becomes, what should we do?