Letters to the Editor

Letter: Neighbors helping neighbors in the Coupeville way

Editor, Last Monday, our neighbors across the street, Rob and Traci York, were going over to Costco in Burlington. They called and asked if there… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

 

Letter: Price Johnson the kind of leader needed in Olympia

Editor, The first time I saw Helen Price Johnson was at a League of Women Voters salad supper. The evening featured not only salad, but… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

 

Letter: Hospital management doing all it can

Editor, Hospital management is doing all it can as small systems close around the country. I know from experience the hospital needs at least 100… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

 

Letter: Good Cheer is here for all in need, no questions asked

Editor, At times like these, Good Cheer is here for our community. During these stressful and uncertain times, having strong community institutions is key. We… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2020

Letter: Hospital was impacted but will get through this difficult time

Editor, A recently published letter to Gov. Jay Inslee has caused concern. The letter was written by the Washington State Hospital Association on behalf of… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2020

Letter: Don’t need the $1,200 check? Maybe share with those who do

Editor, Soon, many of us will receive $1,200 checks from the U.S. Treasury. They will be a one-time lifeline for people with no savings, who… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2020

Letter: Grocery store workers should all be commended

Editor, I just returned from grocery shopping at Payless in Freeland. I want to thank every employee for working through this pandemic, and taking it… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020

Letter: Maybe you feel great, but you can still be contagious

Editor, I’m glad to see more and more people following the 6-foot social distancing rule while waiting in line in grocery stores. However, I have… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2020

Letter: Let store, postal workers know they’re appreciated

Editor, In these strange times where you are urged to self isolate and avoid close contact, you think of the heroes, medical people, firemen and… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2020

Letter: S. Whidbey community steps up to donate blood

Editor, I’ve always been proud of being from South Whidbey. The way it comes together for people who are hurting, holds dances in the middle… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2020
Skinner

Letter: Grateful for the legacy of two Island County judges

Editor, Judge Alan Hancock’s decision to retire at the end of this year heralds the end of a truly remarkable career as a superior court… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020
Skinner

Letter: Many came together to make memorial service memorable

Editor, It is with gratitude for Wallin Funeral Home that I am writing this letter today. Gratitude for Kelly Davidson, a funeral director, who went… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020

Letter: Hoarding supplies during this crisis not a good thing

Editor, Why are people hoarding toilet paper? Several stores have empty shelves. There is no shortage, it is widely produced, there are about 150 U.S.… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020

Letter: Continuing to hold annual Musselfest ‘irresponsible’

Editor, I just want to go on record that I feel that those who are in charge of the Coupeville Musslefest were irresponsible for not… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: State ferry workers need to reflect to be visible

Editor, Having just boarded the ferry 5:30 am when it is still dark, I wondered why the WSF workers’ reflector jackets didn’t shine— So that… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: Cliff experienced, successful and committed candidate

Editor, I read with interest the recent article “3 candidates vie for superior court judge,” and applaud the thoughtful — and early — attention being… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: Foundation thankful for local chefs time, talent

Editor, The South Whidbey School’s Foundation’s sincere appreciation goes out to the following restaurants, chefs and staff for donating their time, talent and resources to… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020

Letter: Go further in reducing your carbon footprint

Editor, Annie, Maggie, and Greta – Thank you! Here’s a huge thanks to Annie and Maggie, Whidbey’s own version of Greta, for targeting Chase and… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020

Letter: Cliff continues to stick up for ‘the little guy’

Editor, Thank you for your thorough and balanced article, “3 Candidates Vie for Superior Court Judge.” Yes, I know it’s early, and the primary isn’t… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020

Letter: Petrich would make an excellent county judge

Editor, In regards to the Feb. 28 article concerning the three-way race for Island County Superior Court Judge, I note that it is easy to… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020