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Clinton dock repair dates set

Construction crews will begin work on the Clinton Beach Dock on Dec. 26, Port of South Whidbey Executive Director Angi Mozer announced last week. The… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

Whidbey’s real estate market stays hot through the cold months

Although Whidbey’s real estate market is in the midst of the supposed slow season, the market is still hot despite the brisk temperatures, Realtors say.… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Libraries levy moves forward

Sno-Isle Libraries decided it will ask voters to maintain current funding levels by placing a ballot measure in April 2018. The Board of Trustees met… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017

State: Grant can’t pay for First Street repave

The City of Langley will likely have to dig into its own pockets if it wants to repair First Street’s roadway. Transportation Improvement Board officials… Continue reading

Ed Hartin, fire chief at Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue, was recently recognized by the American Red Cross. Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue

Central Whidbey fire chief recognized

The American Red Cross recognized Ed Hartin, fire chief with Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue, for his efforts in improving cardiac arrest survival in… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2017
Ed Hartin, fire chief at Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue, was recently recognized by the American Red Cross. Photo provided by Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue

County solid waste facilities to close on holidays

Island County announced solid waste facility closures for the holidays. Solid waste facilities in Island County — including the Coupeville Solid Waste Complex, Bayview Recycle… Continue reading

  • Dec 19, 2017
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                                Oak Harbor residents Kenneth Bruneau and Sharon Tobin were killed in a head-on crash Monday morning.

Two people killed in head-on collision in Oak Harbor

Two Oak Harbor residents were killed in a head-on accident on Highway 20 Monday morning, the Washington State Patrol reported. Kenneth Bruneau, 79, was northbound… Continue reading

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                                Oak Harbor residents Kenneth Bruneau and Sharon Tobin were killed in a head-on crash Monday morning.

Counties pressure state to fund mandates

Island County is joining an effort to get the state’s attention regarding unfunded mandates. The members of the Washington State Association of Counties believe the… Continue reading

Gym floor project at South Whidbey Elementary School South Campus gets new cost

A previous bid for new gym flooring at South Whidbey Elementary School South Campus was approximately $12,000 lower than the actual cost. The South Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

New tenants added to South Whidbey Community Center

The South Whidbey School Board approved five new leases for tenants at the South Whidbey Community Center at its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, Dec.… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017

Parking proposal makes Langley business owners uneasy

Two design proposals concerning changes to parking on First Street in Langley are set to be revealed sometime in January 2018, one of which has… Continue reading

A house for sale in Coupeville. Island County recently completed a housing needs analysis and found most of the available housing stock are single-family homes, which leaves a deficit for lower income individuals. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Report outlines countywide housing needs

A recent housing needs analysis found a significant deficit in available, affordable housing in Island County for households making $50,000 a year or less. The… Continue reading

A house for sale in Coupeville. Island County recently completed a housing needs analysis and found most of the available housing stock are single-family homes, which leaves a deficit for lower income individuals. Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times

Safe Ride Home revs up for second run

A sign with the words “please don’t drink and drive” was erected on Highway 525 earlier this month in memory of Tim Keil, the 61-year-old… Continue reading

New South Whidbey School Board director sworn in

Freeland resident Andrea Downs was sworn into position 2 on the South Whidbey School Board on Wednesday night. Downs, who ran unopposed in the election,… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2017
Washington State House Republican Communications photo — Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, introduced a bill to enforce net neutrality in Washington state.

Rep. Smith, R-Clinton, introduces net neutrality bill

The day before the Federal Communications Commission ended net neutrality, a Republican state congresswoman from Clinton introduced a bill aimed at protecting open internet in… Continue reading

Washington State House Republican Communications photo — Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, introduced a bill to enforce net neutrality in Washington state.

Police investigating report that Oak Harbor student was accosted

Oak Harbor police are investigating a report that a student was accosted after getting off a school bus Wednesday afternoon, according to Police Capt. Mike… Continue reading

South Whidbey organizations combine forces to provide toys, food for those in need

Through donations, two community organizations are going the extra mile to brighten the holidays for those in need. As it has for many years, the… Continue reading

Langley Library showcases the art of gift wrapping

’Tis the season of giving, and the Langley Library is getting into the holiday spirit by walking South Whidbey residents through the craft of gifting.… Continue reading

Whidbey woman accused of child molestation

A 26-year-old woman is facing charges for allegedly molesting a teenage girl in Oak Harbor, court documents state. Carly P. Houghton was charged in Island… Continue reading

Committee tasked with overseeing Whidbey Island fairgrounds transfer

As ownership of the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds changed hands to the Port of South Whidbey, those involved in the transfer wanted to ensure stakeholders had… Continue reading