Letters to the Editor

Letter: Those who are unvaccinated put the rest of us at risk

Editor, I am writing this to express my gratitude to everyone who has been vaccinated, especially those workers who are in close proximity with the… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Hoffmire has shown he’s committed to the community

Editor, I am going to vote to elect Shane Hoffmire to the Oak Harbor City Council in the upcoming November election. Let me tell you… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Jim Towers would be asset to South Whidbey fire board

Editor, We, Jerry and Lois Beck, endorse Jim Towers for fire commissioner. We have lived here for almost 30 years, we have watched the island… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Trump, Putin meetings had sinister purpose

Editor, It was James Carville who said, in describing the most glaringly obvious and salient fact of the 1992 presidential election campaign, “It’s the economy… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Ferry workers are appreciated on the island

Editor, As a resident of Whidbey, there are many blessings to reflect on daily with our magical island. The local food sources, beautiful landscapes and… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2021

Letter: Shane Hoffmire is right candidate for city council

Editor, I give my strongest endorsement to Shane Hoffmire for Oak Harbor City Council, Position 5. Shane was a commissioner during my entire 2.5 years… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

Letter: School board candidates need concrete ideas

Editor, Regarding “South End school board candidates talk priorities” (Sept. 22 story), thank you for doing your homework and including in the article that one… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

Letter: Incumbents unfairly excluded from story

Editor, I’m quite disappointed to read your one-sided story featuring opposition candidates for our school board. It read to me as an unbalanced piece of… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

Letter: Vote for steady leadership in tumultuous times

Editor, In 2019, I left the Oak Harbor school board after a dozen years, choosing not to run again for health reasons. I was fortunate… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

Letter: Support candidates not in league with special interests

Editor, In just a few weeks, the citizens of Oak Harbor will be voting to elect four city council members. I am supporting Shane Hoffmire… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2021

Letter: South Whidbey School Board needs to put students first

Editor, This week after taking my two young boys to castle park, I decided to bring them by my old high school for a trip… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2021

Letter: Pledge will neither help nor hinder board’s work

Editor, Discussion about the Pledge of Allegiance is a recent topic of the South Whidbey School Board. This follows on the heels of school property… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2021

Letter: Vote for school board that doesn’t want to edit the past

South Whidbey’s school board election has become a referendum on whether our children will learn the whole of American history, the ideals as well as… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2021

Opposition to vaccine, masks is truly selfish

Editor, This is a difficult letter for me to write on 9/11. As I listen to tributes and remembrances for those who lost their lives… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2021

Thanks to those who attended ice cream social

Editor, Thank you Whidbey News-Times (and South Whidbey Record) and reporter Kira for your front page article, “Tiny Houses Need Big Bucks.” We want to… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2021

Letter: Story on Girl Scout project was welcome

Editor, I want to thank you for the Aug. 25 article describing Olivia Varga’s Girl Scout community service project setting up an educational beehive near… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021

Letter: Story on hospital audit findings misleading

Editor, A recent Whidbey News-Times article reported on WhidbeyHealth’s financial submissions to the Washington State Auditor. The article was factually correct, but incomplete and unfairly… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021

Letter: We need to take better choices in picking candidates

Editor, A recent opinion piece in the New York Times concludes that Trump and his supporters are totalitarians. The author starts by asserting all Trump… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2021

Letter: Oak Harbor Music Festival is a favorite Whidbey event

Editor, I want to express thanks to the organizers and the army of volunteers who made the Oak Harbor Music Festival happen again this year.… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2021

Letter: ‘Best of luck’ to writer who dismisses masks

Editor, Congratulations to Mr. Wilferth for being such an expert in epidemiology (Aug. 14 letter to the editor). His conclusion of how difficult it is… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021