Letters to the Editor

Letter: Doccumentary about climate change well-presented

Editor, Sharon Emerson (5/5/2018) wrote about the NOVA program PBS stations presented about climate change “Decoding the Weather Machine.” My wife and I saw the… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: Island Transit fares input sessions are not public meetings

Editor, The story titled “Island Transit seeks input on bus fares” in the May 12 edition was in error. My husband and I attended the… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Single site is ‘penny wise, pound foolish’

Editor, Grandma was usually right. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket or have all your ducks sitting in a row. I was recently… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: Vietnam: 50 years later

Editor As Memorial Day rolls around, I start thinking about Vietnam. Fifty years ago… but the memories are still clear. At a recent benefit concert… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: Support for proposed affordable housing

Editor, Oak Harbor has worked successfully to ensure that we enjoy a high quality of life with great schools, good health care, excellent police and… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: East Coast carrier group a positive development

Editor, I read last week that the navy is about to form another carrier group, on the East Coast. This will add to the much… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Truck driver endangers cyclist, shouldn’t be excused

Editor, My wife and I cycle about 2,000 miles each summer. For several years now. A shout-out to drivers on Whidbey Island who are almost… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Skepticism of Navy over water issue is justified

Editor, I just had to respond to the letter from The Record of May 2 from Dennis Burns, “We should be thankful Navy is cleaning… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Mother would be good Island County Commissioner

Editor, As Mother’s Day approaches, I want to write to all of you to say why my mom, Janet St. Clair, would make a great… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Letter: Growlers are not good for business

Editor, Whidbey Island and our neighboring islands and towns rely on tourism to balance town budgets. Many small businesses of all kinds have emerged to… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Letter: Connecting produce growers with those who need food

Editor, On behalf of the Good Cheer Food Bank and Thrift Stores, we’d like to welcome Brandi Blais to the South Whidbey Island community. Brandi… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

Letter: Grateful for local support

Editor, The South Whidbey Garden Club would like to give a huge thank you for all the support for our annual plant sale which was… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

Letter: Question was not ‘racist’

Editor, In response to Delbert Hardesty, Your letter is the first time in my nearly 70 years of life that I have been accused of… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

Letter: Documentary on climate change recommended

Editor, Recently there have been some letters about whether climate change is real or whether it is man-made. Our commissioner Rick Hannold and Sen. Barbara… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Oak Harbor man charged with possessing child porn

Special agents with Homeland Security investigated a child pornography case in Oak Harbor earlier this year. Prosecutors charged the suspect, Lewis C. Cox, 49, in… Continue reading

Consider donating to Whidbey Veterans Resource Center

Editor, Combat Veterans on Whidbey Island lack easy access to professional counseling for PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and related conditions. To get needed help, vets… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Letter: Constitution guarantees rights to have pro-gun rally

Editor, This is in response to an “open question” letter to the editor by David Wright, of Freeland, published Wednesday, April 25 in the South… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Armed protesters didn’t break any laws

Editor, I would like to take the opportunity to respond to the letter written by David Wright of Freeland, and published on Wed, 25, asking… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

We should be thankful Navy is cleaning water

Editor, I understand the concern regarding water quality (Rick Abraham letter, April 28.) We (which includes all American citizens as well as others living here… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Letter: Rick Hannold is voice of reason on county board

Editor, From reading recent issues, it appears that the Democrats in our community are more prolific letter-writers than their Republican counterparts. Thus, it may seem… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2018