Letters to the Editor

Letter Plastics should be properly disposed of

Editor, My response to State Law SB 5323: I for one, and I’m sure there are others, who line our waste baskets with these plastic… Continue reading

  • Feb 7, 2020

Letter: Corrupt government should be investigated

Editor, Well, it’s about to happen. Will happen. The U.S. Congress just rolled over to the Executive Branch, taking with it the right of the… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2020

Letter: Root cutting damages trees, can cause erosion

Editor, A group of us ride our mountain bikes in the Putney Woods on a weekly basis and have noticed that someone has been cutting… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2020

Letter: Hospital provided wonderful expertise

Editor, A long overdue letter is submitted to say thank you to the caring, professional team of Whidbey Home Health nurses and staff. I was… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2020

Letter: Residents lucky to have excellent health services

Editor, When I woke up Tuesday, Jan. 21, I knew something was wrong and called 911. Within minutes I had two EMS units here, and… Continue reading

  • Feb 4, 2020

Letter: WhidbeyHealth provided competent, life-saving care

Editor, It is popular to criticize the public institutions in our community. The common narrative is that things are rarely good enough, and people act… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020

Letter: It’s time to put ‘crooked’ Trump out, try again

Editor, I have been watching the impeachment of Trump. I must say I am ashamed of the Republican Senate. I cannot understand the ways these… Continue reading

  • Jan 31, 2020

Letter: Significant work lies ahead for fire district

Editor, After winning my campaign for South Whidbey Fire/EMS Board Commissioner, I was sworn in earlier this month by then-Commissioner Kennon Simmons, who passed the… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

Letter: Navy has failed to keep its promises so far

Editor, Quite a few years ago, during the Environmental Impact Statement 106 historical hearing process, the Navy agreed to landscape around those ugly concrete blocks… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

Letter: NAS Whidbey leads the way in chemical cleanup

Editor, The South Whidbey Record Jan. 18 letter to the editor, “Clean up PFAS for future generations,” gives the impression the Navy is actively and… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

Letter: 2020 Impeachment

Editor, With the new year, 2020, upon us, redolent, the reference to hindsight ripe, I look back to the 2000 election, an impeached Clinton, Ralph… Continue reading

  • Jan 21, 2020

Letter: Clean up PFAS for future generations

Editor, There has been a lot of news about the PFAS in the water on North Whidbey. In one instance, the Navy has been using… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020

Letter: Centrist candidate needed for 2020

Editor, I’d like to float the idea of purposefully voting for a moderate presidential candidate in the next election. Our island, like so many communities… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2020

Letter: Donations of feminine products helping women

Editor, In the 10 short months since “I Support The Girls--Whidbey Island” was established, we’ve had phenomenal success. Thanks to all the wonderfully generous people… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2020

Letter: War opposed by local Quakers

Editor, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) has a long-standing testimony against war, and we oppose the escalation of conflict in Iran following the U.S.… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2020

Letter: Congress must act to prevent further escalation of military aggression

Editor, The United States and Iran are poised at the edge of war. President Trump, acting impulsively, ordered the assassination of an Iranian official considered… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Letter: No more letters, dead squirrel

Editor, I am considering not writing any letters to the Record as a New Year’s Resolution for 2020. Also, I confess I killed a squirrel.… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2020

Letter: Second Amendment should not be idolized

Editor, Interesting, Mr. Joseph Moreland, of Oak Harbor. I wrote a letter to the community about the ongoing tragedy in our nation involving the use… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2020

Letter: Challenges of enjoying single-use plastics

Editor, Penn Cove. For many, these words are associated with beautiful sunrises, herons majestically observing the waters for their catch, clam digging, duck and even… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2020

Letter: Gun violence comes back to NRA

Editor, I begin this response by asserting that I agree with most of what you, Mr. Dieckman, have written (Nov. 23 letter). Our society is,… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020