Letters to the Editor

Letter: Story on Girl Scout project was welcome

Editor, I want to thank you for the Aug. 25 article describing Olivia Varga’s Girl Scout community service project setting up an educational beehive near… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021

 

Letter: Story on hospital audit findings misleading

Editor, A recent Whidbey News-Times article reported on WhidbeyHealth’s financial submissions to the Washington State Auditor. The article was factually correct, but incomplete and unfairly… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021

 

Letter: We need to take better choices in picking candidates

Editor, A recent opinion piece in the New York Times concludes that Trump and his supporters are totalitarians. The author starts by asserting all Trump… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2021

 

Letter: Oak Harbor Music Festival is a favorite Whidbey event

Editor, I want to express thanks to the organizers and the army of volunteers who made the Oak Harbor Music Festival happen again this year.… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2021

Letter: ‘Best of luck’ to writer who dismisses masks

Editor, Congratulations to Mr. Wilferth for being such an expert in epidemiology (Aug. 14 letter to the editor). His conclusion of how difficult it is… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: Candidate forums will be on Zoom this October

Editor, Election Day is Nov. 2. The deadline for our county’s Election Office to put standard ballots in the mail is Oct. 15th. This year’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: City of Oak Harbor leaders have dubious priorities

I just finished reading the Aug. 24 letter from Terry Lacey and I agree 100 percent. People who work for the town or county are… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: Residents should support local journalism

Editor: I applaud the South Whidbey Record for their Opinion in Saturday’s paper regarding the impact of unvaccinated people. The impacts are huge and continuing… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: Anti-vaxxers need to be held accountable

Editor, It’s far beyond time to hold the anti-vaxxers accountable. In the U.S, it is the unvaccinated who are currently contracting the virus in 95… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021

Letter: Afghanistan was a military victory, political defeat

Editor, This is a message to my military brothers and sisters: We served honorably. We followed the orders we were given and we did our… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021

Letter: Pledge should not be used as tool of aggression

Editor, I am writing in response to the article by Karina Andrew in the Sept. 1 issue of your paper titled “Audience interrupts school board… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021

Letter: Grateful for all those who serve on front lines

Editor, Feels like high time our community offer a heartfelt thank you to those who have given themselves to service in daunting and tragic circumstances… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2021

Letter: Fire commissioner should hit the ground running

Editor, Savannah Erickson announced her candidacy for the upcoming election for South Whidbey Fire/EMS commissioner. Now is the time for the citizens of South Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2021

Letter: Tourism money should be spent elsewhere

Editor, We agree with the In Our Opinion published on Aug. 28 advocating for eliminating public spending on tourism marketing. The tourism marketing professionals will… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2021

Letter: Time to reduce speeds in Bush Point area

Editor, The Island County Tourism committee announced that the uptick in visitors bodes well for Island’s overall economic recovery; good for businesses and for tax… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2021

Letter: Spend money on soundproofing, not fighting Navy

Editor, My father, a senior chief petty officer, received a dream set of Navy orders in the summer of 1972 to an A-6 squadron based… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2021

Letter: If not for yourself, wear a mask for your loved ones

Editor, The COVID-19 pandemic is not going anywhere. In fact, it’s making a strong comeback. People are still getting sick and dying from it every… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2021

Letter: Community comprised of selfless individuals

A great big “thank you” to South Whidbey Community businesses for their support and donations for our recent picnic raffle. On July 24, we celebrated… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: Undoubtedly, police don’t feel supported

Editor, I was not surprised by the article, “Spate of officers leaving Whidbey,” and the following letter indicates why I was not surprised. First of… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: Direct taxpayers’ money to those who need it most

Editor, I read in the Saturday newspaper about the Island County Commissioners approving an extra $2,880 for eligible employees who worked during COVID-19 from Aug.… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021