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LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Whidbey has problems: love it, leave it or help out

Editor,

I love the island and have since 1966 when we first bought property at Greenbank. Navy planes flew over our place then and still do. Doesn’t bother me.

The Rhododendron, Olympic, and Kulshan are gone, but we have newer boats. Ferry workers are sloppy with their directions and sometimes rude. Ticket prices continue to increase.

Traffic on 525 is bad and some drivers are downright dangerous — mostly off-islanders I’m sure — by speeding and passing where they shouldn’t.

We have a county commissioner who’s a loose cannon and wants to continue her ridiculous lawsuit, even though she arrogantly did what the rest of us wouldn’t do.

We have a nice hospital — been there several times — and will now have to pay a bunch of extra taxes for several years.

We have a lot to talk about before the movie starts at the Clyde. Regardless, I still love Whidbey and I suggest to those who don’t the following: love it, leave it or stay and help solve the problems.

JERRY MERCER

Greenbank

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