Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: WhidbeyHealth has real leadership during pandemic

Editor, I am a medical technologist at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center. I’ve worked here intermittently since 1993. I am the person performing all the laboratory tests… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2020

Letter: Collaborate in new ways — generous, civil ways

Editor, We are living in a world in which the ground shifts under us daily. No one alive today has been through anything quite like… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2020

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

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