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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hospital is working to improve cesarean section rates

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 2:55PM

Editor, As the manager of the Whidbey Family Birth Place, I would like to respond to the letter to the editor in this past Wednesday's newspaper about the 2013 cesarean section rate at Whidbey General Hospital.

Notable | St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods women’s group donates $8,400 to Whidbey nonprofits

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 8:00AM

St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Chapel Women donated $8,400 to six community non-profit organizations on South and Central Whidbey.

South Whidbey's Hunter Newman qualifies for wrestling Mat Classic

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 6:00PM

South Whidbey High School will be represented at the wrestling tournament in Tacoma this weekend.

Kudos | Halloran receives manufacturing industry award

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 10:00AM

Edward “Ed” Halloran, a Langley resident, received the 2015 Award of Merit from SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers), according to a recent press release.

Basketball clinic open to Whidbey youths

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

Young basketball players can learn from South Whidbey High School coaches and players at three upcoming clinics in March, April and May.

Junior Falcons sweep hoops foes

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 4:00PM

South Whidbey’s seventh/eighth-grade boys basketball team cleaned house over the weekend against Anacortes and Everett.

Alleged South Whidbey stabber violates court orders

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

A South Whidbey man accused of stabbing another man in the leg during a robbery Jan. 1 managed to get himself into more trouble while in jail, according to the Island County Prosecutor’s Office.

Island County to adopt “Band-Aid” critical areas ordinance

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 2:00PM

County commissioners are planning to adopt a short-term critical areas ordinance to meet a court-ordered deadline.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Hospital needs public reminder

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 8:00AM

Editor, Does Ms. Tarrant of Whidbey General Hospital Board of Directors understand that WGH is a public hospital? Telling The Record reporter, “Tarrant said she considered it inappropriate for a newspaper reporter to ask her questions about the new CEO’s contract,” is, in my opinion, inappropriate. Once that contract is signed that contract becomes public information anyway. It is only natural that a reporter would ask the question.

EDITOR'S COLUMN | Let mourning have its moment before justice

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 6:00AM

A Freeland man was killed in a head-on collision Saturday evening, struck by what police suspect was a drunk driver. His name was Tim Keil.

South Whidbey school board to meet with district staff

  • Feb 18, 2015 at 6:00AM

The South Whidbey School District Board of Directors will meet with transportation, maintenance and district office staff to thank them for a job well done and to update them on district-wide accomplishments today.

Update: South End crash claims one, injures another

  • Feb 15, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Feb 17, 2015 at 2:41PM

The Washington State Patrol has identified the victim of a fatal two-car crash on South Whidbey Saturday night as Timothy Keil of Freeland. Alcohol a suspected factor, state police investigate survivor for vehicular homicide investigation.

U.S. Rep. Larsen backs estuary bill

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 6:00PM

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Everett, introduced a bill to improve estuary habitat protections in the House of Representatives on Feb. 12. With the support of a New Jersey Republican representative, Frank LoBiondo, the bill would reauthorize the National Estuary Program through 2020. Funding from the program, run by the Environmental Protection Agency, would help local efforts in Washington and across the United States of America protect critical estuaries, according to a new release from Larsen’s office.

Island County prosecutor refutes TV error

  • Feb 17, 2015 at 4:00PM

Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks claims he did not steal money from a dead woman’s purse, contrary to what a regional TV news station reported. “I categorically deny it,” he said. Colleagues in Banks’ office have been ribbing him since a story on the KIRO website inadvertently mixed up the prosecutor and the defendant in a story about Doug Saar, a former Oak Harbor attorney who was sentenced to prison earlier this month for stealing from clients.

South Whidbey school leadership letter runs afoul of state law

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 11:23PM

In trying to swear its commitment to transparency with a recent letter to the editor, the South Whidbey school board may have inadvertently broken state sunshine laws.

Tragic Highway 525 crash claims one, seriously injures another

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 11:08PM

One person is dead and another was seriously injured in a two-car crash on South Whidbey tonight, state police have confirmed. Details of the accident are not yet clear, but the collision happened around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 525 just east of Coles Road. One vehicle is believed to have crossed the centerline and struck another head on.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Sunny View Village shouldn’t exist

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, In response to a Feb. 7 article in The Record, “Sunny View Village: No flooding or no occupancy permit, county says,” the drainage problem at Sunny View Village should be no surprise. Permits should never have been issued for this project in the first place, and would not have been, had the owner not been a government agency.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Helmet laws are needed in Langley

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, I read with interest the article in the Saturday, Feb. 7 edition of The Record about the possibility of allowing scooters and bikes in downtown Langley. What really caught my attention was the picture on page 9 of young Darien Jacob, age 14, sailing down the hill on his scooter, wind in his hair, not a care in the world. He was also not wearing a helmet.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Veterans groups do much good

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 8:00AM

Editor, When most people think about veterans groups, they picture old soldiers sitting around telling each other war stories over a few drinks. This is the perception that, at one time, seemed to prevail. That has changed thanks to the largest veterans group, the American Legion and its auxiliary.

EDITORIAL | New hospital CEO must back promises with action

  • Feb 14, 2015 at 6:00AM

Whidbey General Hospital has a new CEO-apparent, one who has talked about the importance of openness and transparency. We like the talk, but we hope to see the action behind the words. Geri Forbes will step into the lead role at the public hospital in April, if the Whidbey General board of directors has its way. Forbes is currently the CEO of Doctor’s Memorial Hospital in Perry, Fla. She chaired the Rural Health Council, was involved in the Florida Rural Health Association and chaired the Government Affairs Committee for the Florida Regional Hospital Association. Meanwhile, the hospital board’s president, Anne Tarrant, scolded a reporter this week for being audacious enough to ask about the details of Forbes’ hiring and her proposed contract. Considering that the hospital CEO has quite possibly been the highest-paid public employee on Whidbey Island, if not Island County, questions about details of the contract seem quite reasonable. The hospital was also unresponsive to questions about the specifics of Tomasino’s departure — his resignation was to become effective in October 2015. Will he be receiving pay through that date? Is there a severance deal for Tomasino? We don’t know. The hospital doesn’t want to talk to us about it. “Transparency means to me to keep people informed, within the limits of what you can keep them informed on. It’s letting them know where the organization is going, speaking plainly about your issues and concerns,” Forbes said during the hospital’s interview luncheon on Jan. 16.

SLIDESHOW | Mountaineers go to tall timber Soares down stretch for late rally over Falcon boys in 1A playoff

  • Feb 16, 2015 at 8:00AM

South Whidbey led Mount Baker through the first three quarters of an elimination game in the 1A District 1 boys basketball tournament on Thursday, Feb. 12. But the Mountaineers looked up to their towering forward, 6-foot-8 junior Tim Soares, who led the way with 29 points, including several field goals in the final three minutes to come from behind and advance to the bi-district tournament.

Second Street sculptures sought

  • Feb 13, 2015 at 6:00PM

Langley is looking to expand its outdoor public sculpture presence.

Hazard prevention program OK’d

  • Feb 13, 2015 at 4:00PM

As a part of a pilot project orchestrated by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the South Whidbey School District is developing a hazard mitigation plan in hopes of receiving funding for preventative repairs from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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