Letters to the Editor

Enjoyed Island Transit’s birthday celebration

Editor, I want to thank Island Transit for sharing its birthday celebration with us, the public. For almost eight years I commuted to Boeing using… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Americans must show Trump that he’s wrong

Editor, It was Maya Angelou who once told us, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.” We find ourselves today living in a… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

Happy to be back and serving the community

Editor, To our island community and beyond: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! On behalf of the thousands of seniors and those who care about… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

South Whidbey does in fact have a public pool

Editor, I take exception to your claim that South Whidbey has no public pool. The pool at Island Athletic Club is open to the public.… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Inclusive city decision far from transparent

Editor, Quite opposite to The South Whidbey Record’s front page headline on Nov. 25, “In surprise 3-0 vote, Langley becomes an inclusive city,” in reality… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2017

Thanks for helping make dream come to fruition

Editor, As many of you know, I am the bassist with the Gypsy Jazz band here on Whidbey Island, The Hot Club of Troy. Last… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017

We’re not amused by pilot’s drawing in the sky

Editor, Doing wheelies is what might be expected from middle schoolers. Doing wheelies in the sky with Growlers that cost $68 million each is appalling.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Some enjoyed Navy pilot’s sense of humor

Editor, To the sky pilot from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island who flew over the Okanogan Valley this afternoon: While some may find your art… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

We must agree to voice opinions on service

Editor, I must wholeheartedly agree with Jon Bloom in his Nov. 11 letter — my experience with home service providers and contractors on the island… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2017

Thankful Record highlighted mental health work

Editor, We appreciate The South Whidbey Record publicizing the Mental Health Committee’s work to support people with mental illness and their families. Christmas for Western… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2017

Helping a child to find a home is rewarding

Editor, Today, I had the opportunity to call a couple of foster parents and give them the news that they are going to be able… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2017

Things delightfully ‘batty’ at annual Clinton Fall Festival

Editor, The staff of the Clinton Library, hosts of the second annual Clinton Fall Festival, wish to thank all those involved who made the afternoon… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2017

Students can learn from recent South Whidbey Record article

Editor, I’m writing in response to the South Whidbey Record article Saturday about the veteran and former marine Joe Simon. I hope the high school… Continue reading

Great items to be found at local church bazaars

Editor, Thanks so much to the churches that donate their love and activity to hosting bazaars for the community. I found delicious lunch, fresh-baked goodies… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Don’t eliminate parking spots for wider sidewalks

Editor, Regarding the parking in Langley, I was quite surprised to read in the South Whidbey Record that many of the businesses in Langley were… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Hold contractors and home services companies accountable

Editor, This is an open letter to the many local contractors and home services companies. I moved to Whidbey about four months ago, as did… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2017

Gun reform is needed in America

Editor, Anticipating a reaction to The Record’s Nov. 8 editorial advocating a modicum of gun control, it is useful to remember that the Second Amendment,… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2017

Local governments should join together to slow carbon pollution

Editor, It’s happened. The Trump Administration withdrew from the detested Obama administration Clean Power Plan in October. Now, acknowledging harmful pollution is up to other… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Thank Puget Sound Energy workers for their efforts

Editor, How many people lost power the other day? Has anyone thanked the Puget Sound Energy workers who toiled in the middle of the night?… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Let’s drive through the fog of ‘densification’ slowly, carefully

Editor, As a writer, photographer and Langley homeowner, I find the nomenclature of planning for the future growth of our small town to be rather… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017