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Port of South Whidbey allows phone-ins
Dec 18 2012, 2:08 PM
Port of South Whidbey commissioners who can’t physically attend a meeting can now “call it in,” if the port president agrees and there is a quorum actually present at the meeting.
Road grants go to Langley, Coupeville
Dec 18 2012, 2:09 PM
Langley and Coupeville have both scooped up state money for road improvements. The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board awarded road and sidewalk improvement grants to 125 local agencies totaling $104 million at its Nov. 16 meeting in Bellingham.
EDITORIAL | Violating public trust is serious
Dec 18 2012, 2:11 PM
The arts community of Langley likes its drama, but not so much when it comes to the mayoral follies. Mayor Larry Kwarsick, his lawyer and supporters were shocked Monday when Island County Superior Court Judge Vickie Churchill figuratively threw the book at him for doctoring land use papers on his home computer when he was the city planner, then slipping them into the city’s system to make it all look legal and tidy. A whistleblower turned in Kwarsick when he became mayor.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Rural Whidbey not ready for curbside
Dec 18 2012, 2:21 PM
First off, let it be known that my husband, David, has been running Island Recycling for more than 33 years; I myself have been part of it for 22. Anything we say could be interpreted as “sour grapes” so we have been pretty quiet about the curbside recycling issue.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | South Whidbey school staff support levies
Dec 18 2012, 2:21 PM
This letter is written to our South Whidbey community, expressing our complete support for the upcoming maintenance and operations and capital levies. We appreciate Dr. Moccia’s leadership and guidance in designing and presenting these levies to support our buildings, programs and technology. Our hope is that we all, parents, staff, community members and especially our school board, come together to make these necessary improvements for our students.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | System’s broken, not Kwarsick
Dec 18 2012, 2:22 PM
I worked on a construction site several summers ago putting up a small family residence in Clinton. We built with compressed straw panel exterior walls and high efficiency slab heating. We started the project by deconstructing a ramshackle house built on an old singlewide trailer, salvaging much of the old lumber and other materials for the new house. These methods raised the cost of the overall project, but provided local jobs and cut back on our logging dependence.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | ‘Gun fetish,’ there and here
Dec 18 2012, 2:23 PM
As I write, two sounds to which I have sadly become accustomed fill my ears: first, a news report of yet another reactive slaughter caused by someone whose default solution to any problem was through the use of firearms, and second, the sound of god-fearing, red-blooded, patriotic Americans blasting away at the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club — over a mile distant — as they exercise their Second Amendment right to blow things up. The latter group is not hunting, mind you — they’re just killing targets, however symbolic.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Hate is at the root of the problem
Dec 18 2012, 2:24 PM
We can lock up guns, we can lock up the mentally ill, but until we come to terms with the proliferation of hate in our country we are all helpless.
Offense finally clicks for Falcon boys
Dec 18 2012, 2:26 PM
gainst their rivals, the Falcon boys hoops squad fired on all cylinders. South Whidbey ended its losing streak Friday night with a 57-37 drubbing of Coupeville in the first of two annual Highway 525 clashes.
Wolves, turnovers nip Falcon girls
Dec 18 2012, 2:27 PM
Turnovers again cost the Falcons. Only this time, the third loss in a row, it also cost South Whidbey bragging rights against island-rival Coupeville. The Wolves pressured the Falcons, ral- lied from five points down, won 39-24 and possibly crushed South Whidbey’s playoff hopes, which hinge on beating King’s and Coupeville.