Letters to the Editor

Letter: Regardless of the party, the other will cry ‘foul’

Editor, This is partially in response to the letter by Ed Hickey. I’ll be right up front. I disliked Trump before he ever ran for… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2020

Letter: Saturday’s Island Scanner in newspaper was a classic

Editor, Being shut in as we are, life can get quite boring. I want to thank the Whidbey News-Times for brightening my day. Your Saturday… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Letter: Stop the whining, Navy members stressed too

Editor, The April 15 Whidbey News-Times once again has a letter from people who are suing to shut down OLF Coupeville, which; if successful would… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Letter: Military pilots, first responders, all deserving of our support

Editor, My compliments to Fred Stilwell on his well put response to the Growler noise issue. Those pilots, and all first responders of any sort,… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Letter: Listen to the birds, wind, be grateful for our Earth

Editor, There are still things you can do to celebrate Earth Day, on April 22, or rather what we like to call it here on… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020

Letter: ‘Stress’ is landing a jet on a moving postage stamp

Editor, I was not able to read the Saturday, April 11 Whidbey News-Times until Monday night after listening to broadcast news of folks sick and… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Letter: Price Johnson’s experience as commissioner needed in the state Senate

Editor, I have known Helen Price Johnson for a number of years, since moving to Coupeville. I have seen her caring leadership style as an… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Letter: Challenge: Name one Democrat who’s demonstrated leadership

Editor, In response to the Nancy Meyer’s letter, “We’ll survive in spite of the lack of leadership,” published in the April 15 Whidbey News-Times, I… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Letter: Take into account 30-plus years of Price Johnson’s steady leadership

Editor, Interesting and challenging times call for experienced leadership that listens to various perspectives and asks good questions which result in clear well thought out… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2020

Letter: Coupeville Lions are keeping active during this pandemic

Editor, The Lions are not sleeping through the current health crisis. You will see Coupeville Lions Club members performing some essential services throughout our community… Continue reading

Letter: With her speech, queen exemplified true class

Editor, God save the Queen. As a British ex pat now living in Washington state, the first state to be struck by the deadly coronavirus,… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: Flight practices should be halted during pandemic

Editor, News that the Navy had cancelled its training flights for the Passover and Easter weekend during the Covid-19 Stay Home order was indeed welcome… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: We’ll survive pandemic in spite of lack of leadership

Editor, The Trump administration failed this country with its mismanagement and political corruption. Besides disbanding the National Security Council’s federal pandemic office last year, putting… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: What do we need to be doing to improve the survival curve?

Editor, The current consternation is Covid-19 that is worse than common flu. Flattening the incident curve doesn’t end it. It extends it. Until a safe… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2020

Letter: If you need to venture out, please wear a face mask

Editor, Silent asymptomatic COVID-19 spreaders are in every community, and they are unaware. When they talk, sing or exercise, the virus can hang around for… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Letter: Our lives may change, but fire districts are still here for you

Editor, We want to reach out and reassure our community members during this difficult time. Our agencies are coordinating with the state, county, and hospital… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Letter: Growler noise adds to stress during stay-at-home order

Editor, The Whidbey News-Times reported Saturday, April 4, “Carrier Landing Practices Next Week air OLF Coupeville,” that the Growlers are flying nonstop all week long,… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Letter: While appreciated, not all food can be accepted

Editor, As you may be aware, Careage of Whidbey is experiencing a significant COVID-19 outbreak. From Clinton to Oak Harbor, the outpouring of support from… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2020

Letter: Times like this require sacrifices from all of us

Editor, In this time of extreme danger to our community from Covid-19, I feel it is irresponsible to be running all over Whidbey Island, from… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2020

Letter: Navy Capt. Brett Crozier is a true American hero

Editor, So, my fellow Americans — read forever Donald John Trumpsters — our illustrious golden-hair leader has allowed for the removal of Capt. Brett Crozier,… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2020