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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Proposed Langley lift would be an eyesore

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 6:00PM

Editor, I can’t seem to decide what the proposed “Langley Lift” looks like. A cruise ship loading terminal? A multi-modal coal transfer facility? Or is it the jetway at gate S12 at Sea-Tac?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Jitney service a better fit for Langley than lift

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Editor, In regards to the marina elevator project: In Langley, a lift for some would be a downer for many. I, for one, would be extremely saddened by the loss of view from Camano Avenue out to Saratoga Passage should the bridge and elevator project for the marina area become a reality.

EDITORIAL | Freeland pedestrian concerns are valid

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 6:00AM

State lawmakers and road officials will convene with Freeland residents, business leaders and representatives of the Island County Housing Authority this month. The topic under discussion: pedestrian safety associated with Sunny View Village, a 26-unit affordable housing development currently under construction in Freeland. The project has taken a lot of flak over the years, some of it warranted and some of it not so much. Safety, however, is not a baseless complaint and this is one concern that decision-makers should not take lightly or simply cast off as just another gripe from nimbies who don’t like the development.

South Whidbey students back for new school year

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

School is in session at the South Whidbey School District. Kids put away their swimsuits and donned their backpacks today, bidding farewell to summer break as a new school year began.

South Whidbey School Board seeks interim director

  • Sep 3, 2014 at 12:00PM

South Whidbey School District board member Fred O’Neal is resigning from the board after over seven years of service, as announced at the Aug. 27 business meeting.

Whidbey grower develops claimed cure-all strain

  • Sep 2, 2014 at 4:00PM

Mathew Gordon experimented on himself to perfect what he claims is a medicine that can cure everything from hepatitis C to bee stings.

Need a lift? Langley looking at elevator, bridge view impact on Cascade

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 7:00AM updated Sep 1, 2014 at 7:37PM

Renderings of a bridge and elevator give a glimpse at what Cascade Avenue in Langley may look like.

South Whidbey educator in hospital following rollover car crash

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 5:21PM

Teresa Wheeler, a teacher for South Whidbey School District, is presently in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center according to the assistant director of the Media and Communication department, Susan Gregg.

PUBLISHER'S COLUMN | Opinion page meant for variety of views

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 6:00PM

Funny thing about opinions — we don’t always have to agree with them. Such is the case with letters to the editor and editorial cartoons. I received a letter last week from a newer Whidbey News-Times reader who didn’t like recent letters critical of President Obama. He said the writers’ comments were “tired” and “cliché.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Local sponsors were integral to fair events

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

Editor, Since the end of this year’s wonderful fair, there has been some well-deserved recognition of the hundreds of volunteer hours that go in to making the fair what it is every year.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Petrish is in the running for state Legislature

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Editor, In case you hadn’t noticed, there is a newcomer to the state political scene who finished second in the primary race for state representative in the 10th Legislative District. His name is Nick Petrish.

Whidbey woodworkers show at Woodpalooza

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 10:00AM

If a tree falls in a Whidbey forest, Pat McVay will hear it.

Birds, cats, dogs and llamas from the Whidbey fair 4-H events

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 11:00AM

The following are results in the 4-H events and exhibits from the Whidbey Island Area Fair.

DockStock draws 40-plus boats to South Whidbey Harbor at Langley

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 9:00AM

Langley hosted 44 boats, ranging from 20-foot pleasure crafts to 66-foot yachts for the sixth annual DockStock at South Whidbey Harbor.

Longtime South Whidbey school board member Fred O’Neal resigns

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 5:00PM

Fred O’Neal, a longtime South Whidbey School District board member, handed in his resignation at the school board meeting Wednesday night.

Alleged bank robber from Whidbey caught

  • Aug 30, 2014 at 8:00AM

A former Whidbey Island resident made a name for himself this summer. They call him the Alabama Band Bandit.

Environmental review ends for proposed new Mukilteo ferry terminal

  • Aug 29, 2014 at 4:00PM

An environmental review of the proposed Mukilteo ferry terminal is officially completed. With the Federal Transit Administration’s Record of Decision, the state Department of Transportation, Ferries Division can move on to the terminal’s design.

Bustling times at South Whidbey State Park

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Aug 28, 2014 at 9:47AM

South Whidbey State Park will be abuzz with activity Thursday, Friday and Sunday beyond the normal visitors and woodland wanderers with a music performance, a lesson about Southern resident orcas and a movie about Whidbey’s birds.

HUB angling to get Whidbey Island kids hooked on fishing

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 2:32PM

A bunch of people on Whidbey Island are hoping they can soon put the adage “Teach a man to fish” and apply it to a few dozen children.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Transit leaders should take responsibility

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 1:00PM

Editor, “As the CEO of ____________, as the mayor of ____________, as the chairman of the board of directors of _____________, as the superintendent of _____________, as the top executive of ___________, as the head honcho of _________, I take full responsibility for this situation.” Please explain to me what that means anymore. It used to mean the buck stops here, and I will make it right because I am in charge.

EDITORIAL | Public trust erodes as transit leaders wait

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 9:00AM

We had hoped by now that the executive director of Island Transit would either have tendered her resignation, or the Island Transit board of directors would have removed her from the key position.

More results from the Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H events

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

The following is a selection of results from the Whidbey Island Area Fair 4-H events and exhibits.

Helpers abound at meal packaging for Children of the Nations

  • Aug 26, 2014 at 7:00PM

These girls from the South Whidbey High School volleyball program helped out at the Children of the Nations meal packaging event held Friday and Saturday at the Island Church of Whidbey in Langley.

WAIF Wag ‘n’ Walk benefits homeless Whidbey animals

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00AM

Tails wagged and paws walked on the fields at the annual Wag ‘n’ Walk event at Greenbank Farm on Sunday, Aug. 24.

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