Letters to the Editor

Letter: ‘Langley treasure’ a world class violinist

Editor, Many of you are aware of our “Langley treasure,” Marley Erickson. Her ability to turn a violin into an emotional and sweet instrument is,… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2020

Letter: Consider donating to school foundation

Editor, With the shortest day of the year out of the way, and boy what a dark and dreary one it was, we look forward… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2019

Letter: Trump continues to target the poor

Editor, Another child has died at the border, in U.S. custody. Still in cages, still sleeping on concrete with mylar “blankets.” Just for seeking a… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2019

Article falls short of representing hospital

Editor, The South Whidbey Record article of Dec. 20, titled “Hospital eyes new addition to administration,” fails to accurately describe how a successful, modern hospital… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Letter: More than ever, climate change facts important

Editor, In response to my letter to the editor Wednesday, Nov. 6, Mr. Hickey expressed skepticism that a small percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Letter: Trump will turn into dictator if not impeached

Editor, Given the facts of the impeachment inquiry, it is appalling to me that the Republicans refuse to in any way push back against Mr.… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2019

Letter: Arms dealers appeal to lowest instincts

Editor, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson is proposing bills that seek to limit high-capacity magazines, ban assault-style weapons and strengthen rules on ammunition sales.… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2019

Letter: Grateful to the person who returned purse

Editor, This is to the person who turned my purse in to Walmart on Friday, Dec. 13, after it was left unattended by me. I… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2019

Letter: Donations needed for tiny house project

Editor, On behalf of the board of the nonprofit Tiny Houses in the Name of Christ (THINC), I would like to thank reporter Laura Guido… Continue reading

  • Dec 20, 2019

Letter: Whidbey’s roads are not designed for high speeds

Editor, The “In Our Opinion” piece from the Dec. 7 edition of your paper contained an editorial titled “You’re not alone in your irritation with… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019

Letter: A treasure, the Greenbank Farm is worth supporting

Editor, After reading the recent articles and letters concerning the Greenbank Farm, I again realize how fortunate the residents and visitors to Whidbey Island are… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2019

Letter: Donald Trump is a danger to country’s democracy

Editor, When Donald Trump was a boy he attended a birthday party and threw cake at the other children. His parents could not control his… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Letter: Road construction was indifferent to merchants

Editor, On the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 3, the Langley public works director delivered a notice to our shop stating that the reconstruction of two… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Letter: Prosecutor’s opinion piece was inappropriate

Editor, We as taxpaying citizens of Island County vehemently disagree with the Nov. 23 “Sound Off” written by Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks at “the… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Letter: Deer population is a good reason slow down

Editor, The editorial of Dec. 12 bemoans slow drivers on Whidbey Island, including those driving “slightly under the speed limit.” You claim that this is… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2019

Letter: If serious, SWR editorial writer needs to cool jets

Editor, In response to the Editorial Opinion posted in the Dec. 7 South Whidbey Record about slow drivers: Upon reading this my first thought was… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2019

Letter: SW Parks District broke promises in building trails

Editor, In 2008, the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District opened Trustland Trails Park. They published the Trustland Trails Park Management Plan. The 2008 plan… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

Letter: Was expecting to read story about earthquake

Editor, I eagerly awaited the paper this morning so I could read more about the 2.6 earthquake that hit Sunday evening, Nov. 24. I was… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2019

Letter: Langley shouldn’t subsidize merchants’ employees

Editor, In Saturday’s opinion piece, you suggested that it was elitist for Langley residents to expect their government to be concerned about growth. This is… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019

Letter: More than ever, climate change facts important

Editor, In response to my letter to the editor Wednesday, Nov. 6, Mr. Hickey expressed skepticism that a small percentage of CO2 in the atmosphere… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2019