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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | New mailbox rules are unfair, pricey

  • Nov 30, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, The Langley United States Postal Service requires approximately 2,400 mailboxes in the Langley service area to be raised to 46 inches above the ground. To do this will require installing a taller support post, which must be set in the ground like a fence post, i.e. a 6-foot post set in the ground about 2 feet deep. A good installation would be to set this post in dry ready-mix concrete after digging a post hole for this purpose. The cost for the post and concrete to achieve this is $6.82 — plus $2.79 for mix and 84 cents tax.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey has problems: love it, leave it or help out

  • Nov 30, 2013 at 10:00AM

Editor, I love the island and have since 1966 when we first bought property at Greenbank. Navy planes flew over our place then and still do. Doesn’t bother me.

McDonald named Port of Coupeville executive director

  • Nov 30, 2013 at 11:00AM

A new face will soon be running the day-to-day operations of the Port of Coupeville.

Benjamin Warren Fullington | NEW ARRIVAL

  • Dec 1, 2013 at 9:00AM

Benjamin Warren Fullington was born Aug. 22, 2013 to happy parents Josh and Caitie Newman Fullington of Gig Harbor. Ben arrived three weeks early, but still weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. He was born at Harrison Hospital in Silverdale.

Deck the halls with boughs of South Whidbey State Park holly

  • Dec 1, 2013 at 9:00AM updated Dec 2, 2013 at 8:08AM

Everything you need to create a holiday swag and wreath will be waiting at South Whidbey State Park this month, including the ever-present holly. English holly, a vestige of an old industry on Whidbey Island and a decorative staple during Christmas, has taken root in the old state park in Freeland. The non-native species can be seen almost anywhere in the park — near campsites, along the trails, on the shoreline bluff. Volunteers and members of the Friends of South Whidbey State Park hope to change that with a first-ever Holly Day, a work party to clear the prickly, waxy plant from the area.

Port aims to finish work on Langley dock

  • Dec 1, 2013 at 9:00AM

Hoping to clear up confusion surrounding the most recent problem with the marina expansion project, Port of South Whidbey elected officials met with staff in a special meeting this week.

Transportation vote ends in tie for South Whidbey school board

  • Dec 1, 2013 at 10:00AM

A rare tie vote by the South Whidbey School Board last week has stalled a proposed housekeeping measure concerning student athlete transportation.

Land preservation fund saved by Island County commissioners

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 9:08AM

The Island County commissioners voted unanimously in favor of continuing the Conservation Futures program Monday after hundreds of residents contacted them in support over the last week.

Clinton kiosk volunteers get coupon book

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 9:13AM

Volunteers for the Visitor Information Kiosk at Ken’s Korner scored a deal recently.

Collins returns to coach Falcon boys basketball

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 9:00AM

Scott Collins wants the South Whidbey boys basketball team to play like they practice, so they run, a lot.

EDITORIAL | Conservation Futures Fund is worth saving

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 9:19AM

Under weighty public pressure, the Island County Commissioners this week voted unanimously not to temporarily hamstring a special pot of money used for land preservation. This was a good decision and the commissioners should be congratulated for their willingness to put aside differing philosophies concerning growth and development to reach a compromise. The board also demonstrated that it does listen to the pleas of constituents, when they are loud enough.

Toys for Tots prepares for holiday season

  • Dec 2, 2013 at 10:00AM

For Re McClung, watching toys pile up in her garage is a joy to see.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Consider citizens’ needs first

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 8:00AM

Editor, When I travel along the west side of Lake Washington, from the arboretum to Seward Park, I am amazed at the foresight that the public officials had over 100 years ago. They had a vision of the future that included beautiful places for the masses to enjoy, for free, with their families.

Fritz Hull: Changing Whidbey with hope, creative action | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

What visions and dreams do you see for the future? Fritz Hull says, “Humans have the remarkable ability to see something that does not exist, as if it already does, and then to act to bring it into form. Anyone can be a visionary — as long as they hold hope and belief.”

On South Whidbey, buy a different kind of holiday gift: giving

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

For people looking to spend holiday money on a donation, fair trade beads or a book which will use its sales to help build preschools in South Africa, South Whidbey has two options this winter.

Security increased at Outlying Field

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 9:00AM

More than 1,000 large cement blocks connected by thick cable are being installed around the perimeter of the Navy’s Outlying Field Coupeville.

What locals say about Fritz Hull | HOMETOWN HERO

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

What locals say about Fritz Hull, a South Whidbey Hometown Hero.

Let it Reign | Whidbey boys soccer squad claims league title

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey Reign U-18/17 boys soccer team wrapped its undefeated season in the North Puget Sound League with the league championship.

Coupeville man, a former teacher, shares love of model trains, scenes

  • Dec 3, 2013 at 8:27AM

Walking into the downstairs of Jack Tingstad’s house is like taking a trip back in time. Trains traverse the old railroads of Colorado, making their way through mining towns.

Whidbey Almanac is in the works

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 9:19AM

Information is being collected for the 2014 edition of the Whidbey Island Almanac published by the Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record and The Whidbey Examiner. The Almanac is an introduction for newcomers to Whidbey Island and a handy reference publication for those who live here.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Respect opinions of others

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 9:06AM

Editor, I am not writing this letter in response to any one article or issue. I am writing on the subject of “respect.” Who am I? I’m a sometime-Democrat, sometime-Republican, always-independent resident of Whidbey. People have disagreed with my voiced opinions, and I’ve disagreed with theirs. But there is one common thread to those disagreements, and that is respect; respect for the person we disagree with.

South Whidbey Parks approves $1 million budget

  • Dec 4, 2013 at 9:07AM

Parks revenue is pegged to rise, not by much, in 2014.

New boys hoops coach takes on the basics | FALCON SPORTS PREVIEW

  • Dec 5, 2013 at 9:19AM

Several South Whidbey boys are going to have sore legs this basketball season.

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