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Editor, Friends of mine are spending hours trying to sort out which health care insurance plan to choose, and which one they can afford. Folks are frustrated and angry at the complexity and cost of health care. Some have given up trying to unravel an impossible system and are in the ranks of the 47 million uninsured in this country.
Community Events, December 2013
Editor, A fellow has to have a fishing buddy. It’s part of the wherewithal of fishing. You don’t go it alone. You find your rod, find the fishing hole, then your buddy finds you. When I moved to Whidbey Island in 2000 and found my ideal beach and cottage, it wasn’t long before ‘Wild Bill’ found me. Right away we hit it off.
Editor, During the holidays we tend to do things in excess, including generating 25 percent more trash than any other time of the year. Reducing our waists takes more effort than reducing our waste. Here are some ideas for the holidays and all year long.
Editor, We are sure there are other Island County property taxpayers who share our frustration. Have you been a visitor to the Board of Equalization and had a property tax reduction in your favor? We had our BOE hearing over two years ago now. The result of the hearing yielded a sizable reduction and also the promise of a substantial tax refund. After six months of waiting for a refund, we inquired as to the refund through the Island County Treasurer’s office. We were told they were short staffed and very behind on processing the refunds. After being assured that the refund would certainly be received within the next few months we waited … and waited … and waited.
Editor, A hearty thank you to the dedicated trail riders who repaired the trails at Putney Woods. I don’t think my back would be able to carry gravel — but I can bake cookies and rake. How can I get on the list so I know about work parties in the future?