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EDITOR'S COLUMN | Utilize The Record, it’s your newspaper

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

Of all the island’s newspapers, ours has the best name. The South Whidbey Record — it has a good ring to it, for several reasons. To start, I love that we’re The Record, rather than a times, examiner, herald or whatever. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all classic and traditional titles, but newspapers are a first draft of history, and nothing speaks to that so clearly as the word “record.” I dig that.

Island County cops arrest three for felony domestic violence

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00AM

Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office investigated three allegations of felony-level domestic assaults on South Whidbey in a three-week period.

Langley considers new rules for food trucks

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Jan 19, 2015 at 8:23AM

Langley may join the hip foodie ranks of Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and New York if the city council approves a newly proposed food truck ordinance. City council members will have their first discussion of the ordinance at Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. meeting. As the proposal is currently worded, a $100 license would cover the calendar year and allows food trucks to operate between 9 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week. There are no existing restrictions, however, that regulate the operation of such trucks inside city limits.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Funicular plans deserve more consideration

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 8:00AM

Editor, I am writing in support of a pedestrian-assist between the marina/Wharf Street area and downtown/Cascade. As a design professional, volunteer facilitator for former mayor Paul Samuelson’s Wharf Street Master Plan strategies (12 months with property owners, port and city officials), a volunteer summer shuttle driver and Design Review Board member, I have observed the difficulties that pedestrians (young families, seniors, physically challenged visitors, boaters with supplies, etc.) have experienced and expressed regarding traversing Wharf Street to downtown. The journey needs to be accessible to all, not just the “fit.”

South Whidbey alumna receives Gonzaga University academic honor

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 10:00AM

Former Langley resident Sydney Ackerman was named to Gonzaga University’s President’s List for the fall semester. Students must earn between a 3.7 and 4.0 grade-point average in order to achieve a spot on the list.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Self-righteous statements of auditor don’t fly

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 10:00AM

Editor, The reality of how another report prepared by our agency personnel that sits in a drawer in Olympia adds to “transparency and accountability” and “in meeting the expectations of the people they serve” as claimed by state Auditor Troy Kelly escapes me. If the report actually mattered, the state would bear the expense of mailing a copy of it to each of our customers in my sewer district.

District redoes tender bid

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 12:00PM

For the second time, South Whidbey Fire/EMS is seeking bids for two new water tenders. District commissioners plan to add the vehicles to the fleet this year, and sought bids from manufacturers in 2014. Only one responded, and the quote exceeded the agency’s $300,000 budget.

MAYOR'S BEAT | Langley mayor ruminates on “A community for a lifetime”

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 2:00PM

This is the theme that came out of the city council’s planning meetings as it prepared a budget for 2015 through a series of workshops and public hearings. In 2013 our theme was “Centennial Year.” In 2014 the theme was “A Year of Economic Development.” Having a theme for the year brings us back to our goals and objectives when the strategic improvements and initiatives that we plan are challenged by the immediate demands of emerging needs.

Reader boards may go electric

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 2:00PM

The South Whidbey School District may replace the high school and middle school reader boards. At a school board workshop Wednesday evening, Facilities and Operations Director Brian Miller said both boards are “falling apart,” and are highly difficult to maintain particularly during times of heavy rainfall and strong winds.

Council works on nonprofit status

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

The Clinton Community Council will tackle a handful of major projects and ideas at its first meeting of 2015, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.

SHERIFF'S REPORT | A laser wielding neighbor, people shooting and an armed bicyclist

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

Friday, Dec. 19 4:42 a.m. — A man parked at Ken’s Korner reported that young people were following him, no matter where he went. They were in a blue Dodge or Plymouth minivan. 11:12 a.m. — A Freeland Avenue resident reported an ongoing issue of being harassed by a neighbor who shined a laser into the resident’s eyes when returning from a walk. 3:17 p.m. — A Honeymoon Lake Road resident reported that a disgruntled ex-employee followed his replacement home.

Chat with local legislators

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey residents will have a chance to ask their state lawmakers about the happenings in Olympia this spring during telephone town hall next week.

Clinton glass artist’s work to be featured on national TV

  • Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00PM

Glassworker Dennis Meszaros is buzzing with enthusiasm over one of his latest projects. The Clinton resident recently assisted with the build of a honeycomb-shaped treehouse in Woodinville, Wash., as a part of Animal Planet’s TV series “Treehouse Masters.”

SLIDESHOW | Falcon boys fend off Lakewood Cougars in Langley

  • Jan 18, 2015 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey lost a 10-point lead and found a way to hold on against a furious charge by the Lakewood Cougars on Jan. 13. The Falcons won 66-64.

Amphitheater to be considered by South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 4:00PM

The South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District is considering the installation of a new amphitheater.

Scholarly LARPers hold first battle

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 4:00PM

Queen Kristina Madrid and King Bryce Auburn assembled their warriors, readied their weapons and prepared to charge into battle. Cries of friendly provocation and excitement rang out as a group of nine South Whidbey High School students rushed towards one another from opposite sides of the field at Castle Park, swords raised, axes — and one comically large fake lobster claw — wielded.

Rep. Rick Larsen backs Whidbey Navy base, touts transportation

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 4:00PM

A few months after winning re-election, Congressman Rick Larsen touted transportation as his focus this year and maintained his advocacy of NAS Whidbey Island during a visit to Langley Saturday.

State Rep. Hayes tapped by GOP

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 6:00PM

District 10 state Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano, is now an assistant whip for the Washington State Republican Caucus, according to a recent news release.

SW Elementary students read for a chance to win a bike

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 6:00PM

Four lucky students will have the opportunity to win a new bike courtesy of the Freemasons of Langley.

Island Transit board sees new leadership

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

Island Transit is changing gears for 2015. After a year marked by controversy and trouble, the transportation agency’s staff and board of directors are going full speed ahead with what may turn out to be some major changes later this year.

Rite Aid’s purchase of Freeland pharmacy now official

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 6:00AM

The deal is done. Linds Pharmacy in Freeland is now officially a Rite Aid. The national drug store chain has been in the process of purchasing the longtime and locally owned South Whidbey pharmacy for months, and the acquisition wrapped up late last week when operations formally changed hands. Wasting no time, the old Linds sign came down that very afternoon and a new Rite Aid sign went up.

EDITORIAL | Setting The Record straight about public records requests

  • Jan 20, 2015 at 2:34PM

Two weeks ago, The Record published a story about the South Whidbey School District’s new policy of identifying anyone and everyone who makes public records requests online. It was a lengthy piece that covered a lot of ground: The policy itself, the ongoing legal battle with a former teacher who is at the heart of the district’s move, the legality of identifying requestors according to a state Attorney General’s Office expert, past legislation, what other cities and school districts are doing, and of course the position of school board members.

Homelessness remains a problem on South End

  • Jan 21, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 10:15AM

All Jennifer Cambra wanted for Christmas was a home for her family, enough gas to drive her ailing mother to the doctor and a sense of security for her 10-year-old twins.

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