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WSP to recommend charges in Valentine’s Day fatal crash

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Apr 5, 2015 at 7:38AM

State police are recommending a South Whidbey woman face criminal charges for her role in a fatal two-car crash in February.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Warren is the right president for our time

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, Just a shout out to Massachusetts state Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is being encouraged to run for the presidency in 2016. She is the right candidate for our time. A proven champion on the issues that matter most, Warren is standing up to powerful, money focused interests or “big business” and giving everyone in this economy a fair chance.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Bravo symphony conductor, performers

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, Dr. Anna Edwards accomplished an awesome outcome presenting “Fairy Tales and Legends,” with Carmina Burana as the main work (Sunday, 3/22/2015). I’m still breathless. A choral group of about one hundred talented voices of many ages, three talented professional soloists and a full orchestra performed to redefine synchronicity.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Six months of funicular this, funicular that

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 6:00PM

Editor, I would like an immediate stop to the funicular so I never have to hear about it again. For the past six months, every time I talk to my mom it has been funicular this and funicular that. At first, I had no idea what a funicular was but played along, thinking it was a passing dance craze. Upon realizing that it definitely wasn’t passing, I looked it up and remembered that I myself had once ridden a funicular in France. But then I remembered that I had actually just taken the stairs, because I was like “What is that weird outdoor elevator?” This is the basic problem with the Langley funicular too. It’s a solution in search of a problem.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Dream, scheme but bluff is still unstable

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

Editor, Bluff stability should be a major concern when choosing a Langley transport option from the marina. These bluffs are geologically hazardous and are environmentally critical areas. The 2015 hazardous mitigation plan for Island County rates the probability of landslide or earthquake in Langley as “very high.” These bluffs are well documented as historically prone to slides, the latest occurring March 22, 2013. That slide stretched 60 feet on Wharf Street completely blocking the road, trapping dozens of cars, and requiring evacuation.

Soup Kitchen in Langley celebrates 12th anniversary

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Soup Kitchen is celebrating its 12th anniversary this week.

Langley Middle School sixth, seventh grade students earn top honors at Washington State science fair in Bremerton

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

Thomas Simms, sixth-grader and Emily Koszarek and Sam Baesler, seventh-graders, received first-place awards at the statewide science fair.

South Whidbey Homeless Coalition secures House of Hospitality at last

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

Families and vulnerable adults who lack safe, steady housing now have the opportunity to apply for residence in the South End’s first House of Hospitality.

Extent of Langley utility bill error still being calculated, officials say

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 4:58PM

Software error leads to 200 billing mistakes Langley’s public works billing software resulted in an error that led to 200 bills needing an adjustment, either up or down, in the next bill.

Curves closes doors, new biz takes space

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 6:00AM

Curves of South Whidbey closed its doors Tuesday, March 31 after 12 years of business.

AAUW fundraiser draws 100 people

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 6:00PM

Whidbey Island branch of American Association of University Women, or AAUW, held its fifth annual fashion show and fundraiser March 19 at the Whidbey Golf Club.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | “Sneering” claims misrepresented the facts

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 2:00PM

Editor, The South Whidbey School Board continued to display its dysfunction at a Wednesday meeting last month. First, the board reaffirmed a policy that discourages individual board members from speaking with the media. Then, disgruntled with a court’s ruling that the district violated the state Open Public Records Act, the board allowed its former member Fred O’Neal to malign the plaintiff and to misrepresent that Superintendent Jo Moccia spent her time responding to public records requests. In fact, she admits in deposition testimony that she wholly delegated the search for records to staff and the review of records to highly paid Seattle attorneys. “It was all by counsel,” she said.

SOUTH WHIDBEY SHERIFF'S REPORT | Rascally raccoons, a bomb threat and a car egging

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 4:00PM

The following are 9-1-1 calls to the Island County Sheriff’s Office, South Precinct.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Langley’s trees deserve to have their dignity too

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

Editor, Who cut the trees in the open lot at Third Street and De Bruyn Avenue in Langley to look like hairy popsicle sticks with gumdrops? Not every tree is a deciduous maple. Leave the trees their dignity when they like to let their britches hang to their ankles. Respectfully,

Freeland gas station loses $4,400 in cigarette heist

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 2:00PM

Thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes were stolen from a Freeland gas station in an early morning burglary last month and the thief remains at large.

EDITORIAL | Langley should rethink charrette’s scope, focus

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 8:00AM

In less than two weeks time, Langley will have its big meeting. This is the one that everyone’s been talking about, the one about the city’s proposed marina access/bluff conveyance project. Given all the expressed interest, it may well prove to be one of Langley’s best attended meetings of the entire year. Unfortunately, it may be a bit anticlimactic.

Langley charrette won’t include cost, public vote

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 4:52PM

Cost estimates for the various Langley marina access project options are not expected to be part of an upcoming public meeting this month.

Langley shop offers taste of finer, tipsier things

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 6:00AM

Kate Johnson considers herself a novice, a neophyte when it comes to fine wines, craft beer and cider, cheese and cured meats. Perhaps in the context of standing next to a career charcuterie expert or a Master Sommelier, she is indeed a neophyte. For the majority of her customers at The Tipsy Gourmet, she’s a wealth of information and insight into flavor and taste.

AMHS holds on to top league spot

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 6:00AM

Archbishop Murphy held onto its Cascade Conference lead in a 1-0 win over South Whidbey on Tuesday.

Falcon girls tennis takes Tigers to task

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 10:00AM

Anna Lynch won the fourth singles match 6-1, 6-3 over Granite’s Emma Loney.

Early errors cost Falcon fastpitch

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 8:00AM

Fielding errors in the second inning put South Whidbey softball into a hole from which the Falcons could not fly out against Lakewood on Tuesday.

Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month combines ecology, community

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 12:00PM

Though Earth Day lasts only 24 hours, a number of South End residents are working year-round to conserve the island’s numerous natural treasures.

Health hero nominees sought

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 6:00PM

Nominees are needed for the Island County Public Health Community Health Hero Award.

State funds used for critical areas

  • Apr 3, 2015 at 5:00PM

Island County commissioners approved an agreement with Environmental Sciences Associates last week to assist in the completion of the critical areas ordinance, as part of the 2016 comprehensive plan update.

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