Letters to the Editor

Letter: If serious, SWR editorial writer needs to cool jets

Editor, In response to the Editorial Opinion posted in the Dec. 7 South Whidbey Record about slow drivers: Upon reading this my first thought was… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019


Letter: SW Parks District broke promises in building trails

Editor, In 2008, the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District opened Trustland Trails Park. They published the Trustland Trails Park Management Plan. The 2008 plan… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019


Letter: Was expecting to read story about earthquake

Editor, I eagerly awaited the paper this morning so I could read more about the 2.6 earthquake that hit Sunday evening, Nov. 24. I was… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019


Letter: Langley shouldn’t subsidize merchants’ employees

Editor, In Saturday’s opinion piece, you suggested that it was elitist for Langley residents to expect their government to be concerned about growth. This is… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Letter: More than ever, climate change facts important

Editor, In response to my letter to the editor Wednesday, Nov. 6, Mr. Hickey expressed skepticism that a small percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Letter: There is much to be thankful for in America

Editor, I am grateful to live in the United States of America, the freest country in the world. I am grateful that no president or… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Letter: Council member was playing devil’s advocate

Editor, I attended the Langley City Council meeting where the proposed utility rates for 2020 were presented by Langley city staff, discussed by the public,… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Letter: Banks’ opinion piece was well written

Editor, Thank you, Greg Banks, for your Sound Off in the Nov. 27 South Whidbey Record. It makes me very thankful that we have a… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Farm’s dog park should continue as one of best

Editor, I was thrilled to read reporter Laura Guido’s article about the Greenbank Farm meeting that took place Wednesday, Nov. 13. Dog owners showed up… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Korrow must have been sarcastic in comment

Editor, I am appalled at the way Kira Erickson treated Christy Korrow in Saturday’s newspaper. I think Kira may need to do more research into… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Letter: Lack of Christian values is the problem, not guns

Editor, We had another shooting and all the anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment people are coming out of the woodwork. I get tired of people who do… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2019

Letter: Newspaper’s pie poll showed pastry bias

Editor, I could not help but notice in your poll, “What is the best kind of pie?” you did not include lemon meringue. I would… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

Letter: Consequences of gun violence far reaching

Editor, As I sit typing this letter, the news media are reporting yet another school shooting, this time at Saugus High School, Santa Clarita, Calif.… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

Letter: Carbon fee best option to curb climate change

Editor, A recent letter questioned carbon/divident fee legislation to reduce greenhouse gases, stating it’s only going to modestly reduce our earthly temperature in future years.… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2019

Letter: Citizens should support house carbon fee bill

Editor, It was the Sunday after the global climate strike inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg. I was in church; the sermon title was… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Monster Mash made more memorable by community

Editor, Whidbey Children’s Theatre (WCT), along with the South Whidbey High School Drama Club’s Haunted Asylum, took over the historic Pole Building at the Island… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Presentation slated to explain tax assessment

Editor, The Island County Assessor’s Office has been invited by the Whidbey Island Association of Realtors to give a community presentation regarding the property tax… Continue reading

  • Nov 5, 2019

Letter: Willeford is committed to equity in school district

Editor, We are engaged residents of South Whidbey and represent an array of racial and social justice groups on the island, and also have, or… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2019

Letter: Langley ordinance changes encourage affordable housing without sewer

Regarding the Infrastructure Bond proposed for Langley, I am writing to inform residents of recent changes in city ordinances that have provided numerous opportunities for… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2019

Letter: School board needs a new voice

There’s been a lot of talk about experience in this School Board election, and I want to address it head on. It’s true that I’ve… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2019