Letters to the Editor

Letter: Drive safe and have a happy Thanksgiving

Editor, Regarding Thanksgiving, to paraphrase another holiday’s song: it’s (one of) the most dangerous times of the year…due to impaired-driving-related crashes. It’s not a surprise… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2021


Letter: Thanks to Whidbey emergency personnel

Editor, I would like to express my deepest thanks to the Whidbey emergency and rescue community. On Oct. 20, I was out on my deck… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2021


Letter: No Community Harvest planned this year

Editor, On behalf of the North Whidbey Community Harvest, I would like to inform the community of Oak Harbor and Coupeville that the North Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2021


Letter: RVs parked on side of roads are a concern

Editor, Is there a new RV park on Oak Harbor Road/Street? In recent months it has been noticed that what started with one RV parked… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2021

Letter: Amazon should be encouraged to fix delivery issues

Editor, I am, like most of us here on the south end of the island, concerned and frustrated about our package delivery situation, and the… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2021

Letter: Port should continue to explore ideas

Editor, Thank you to all who supported my effort to become the next Coupeville Port Commissioner for District three. I trust that we will be… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2021

Letter: Vaccines should be required for everyone

Editor: To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, we should require everyone to get fully vaccinated (including a possible third dose) — unless exempted by… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2021

Letter: Campgrounds should be a top priority for park and rec levy

Editor, The recent news article about the South Whidbey Parks and Rec levy did not mention any discussion of the future campgrounds. I hope this… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021

Letter: Public entity should take over Oak Harbor airport

Editor, I read with interest the article in the Whidbey News-Times on Oct. 6. Having a public entity owning the Oak Harbor Airport could really… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021

Letter: What happened to acting for the common good?

Editor, Remarkably sad how thinking has changed regarding freedom, the common good and the duties of citizenship in the USA. Back in the 1960s, as… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2021

Letter: COER wants to degrade Navy efficiency

Editor, I listened to the recent summary judgment hearing in federal court before Judge J. Richard Creatura. Frankly, the entire hearing was a waste of… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2021

Letter: Turning hotel into housing won’t solve problem

Editor, I read the recent story about the county wasting $70,000 to study turning a hotel into “affordable housing.” I’m shocked, but not surprised that… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2021

Letter: We are lucky to have school board incumbents

Editor, Both of my children graduated from South Whidbey High School. I am a retired high school science teacher. Public education is very important to… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021

Letter: Access to local health care is important

Editor, Twelve years ago, my husband had a stroke 10 days after moving to Whidbey Island. The ambulance took him to WhidbeyHealth, where he was… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021

Letter: Hospital relies on the public for financial support

Editor, What is now WhidbeyHealth is a 57-year-old public hospital district. The district provides the following critical services to our community: hospital, ambulance, seven health… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021

Letter: South Whidbey schools need change, not status quo

Editor, The first priority of our public schools is the responsible and comprehensive education of our children. All else should stand secondary to the success… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2021

Letter: Ferry system has attitude problem

Editor, Thank you for your incisive reporting on the diminishing ferry service. I just sent a message to WSDOT this morning that I request you… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2021

Letter: Incumbent school board members are strong advocates for kids

Editor, As a longtime educator for the South Whidbey School District I have seen many school board members come and go. Our community is currently… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2021

Letter: School Board incumbent Jackson puts health of students first

Editor, I am writing to cast my vote in favor of Marnie Jackson for school board and to ask you to consider doing the same.… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2021

Letter: Sparacio is dedicated to children and has necessary experience for school board

Editor, As a Coupeville resident since 1963 and longstanding supporter of Coupeville Schools, I am proud to endorse Ward Sparacio for Coupeville School Board Position… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2021