Letters to the Editor

Letter: Candidate forums will be on Zoom this October

Editor, Election Day is Nov. 2. The deadline for our county’s Election Office to put standard ballots in the mail is Oct. 15th. This year’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: City of Oak Harbor leaders have dubious priorities

I just finished reading the Aug. 24 letter from Terry Lacey and I agree 100 percent. People who work for the town or county are… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: Residents should support local journalism

Editor: I applaud the South Whidbey Record for their Opinion in Saturday’s paper regarding the impact of unvaccinated people. The impacts are huge and continuing… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2021

Letter: Anti-vaxxers need to be held accountable

Editor, It’s far beyond time to hold the anti-vaxxers accountable. In the U.S, it is the unvaccinated who are currently contracting the virus in 95… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021

Letter: Afghanistan was a military victory, political defeat

Editor, This is a message to my military brothers and sisters: We served honorably. We followed the orders we were given and we did our… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021

Letter: Pledge should not be used as tool of aggression

Editor, I am writing in response to the article by Karina Andrew in the Sept. 1 issue of your paper titled “Audience interrupts school board… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021

Letter: Grateful for all those who serve on front lines

Editor, Feels like high time our community offer a heartfelt thank you to those who have given themselves to service in daunting and tragic circumstances… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2021

Letter: Fire commissioner should hit the ground running

Editor, Savannah Erickson announced her candidacy for the upcoming election for South Whidbey Fire/EMS commissioner. Now is the time for the citizens of South Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2021

Letter: Tourism money should be spent elsewhere

Editor, We agree with the In Our Opinion published on Aug. 28 advocating for eliminating public spending on tourism marketing. The tourism marketing professionals will… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2021

Letter: Time to reduce speeds in Bush Point area

Editor, The Island County Tourism committee announced that the uptick in visitors bodes well for Island’s overall economic recovery; good for businesses and for tax… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2021

Letter: Spend money on soundproofing, not fighting Navy

Editor, My father, a senior chief petty officer, received a dream set of Navy orders in the summer of 1972 to an A-6 squadron based… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2021

Letter: If not for yourself, wear a mask for your loved ones

Editor, The COVID-19 pandemic is not going anywhere. In fact, it’s making a strong comeback. People are still getting sick and dying from it every… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2021

Letter: Community comprised of selfless individuals

A great big “thank you” to South Whidbey Community businesses for their support and donations for our recent picnic raffle. On July 24, we celebrated… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: Undoubtedly, police don’t feel supported

Editor, I was not surprised by the article, “Spate of officers leaving Whidbey,” and the following letter indicates why I was not surprised. First of… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: Direct taxpayers’ money to those who need it most

Editor, I read in the Saturday newspaper about the Island County Commissioners approving an extra $2,880 for eligible employees who worked during COVID-19 from Aug.… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: South Whidbey students offering hope, inspiring

Editor, Regarding history and the Black Lives Matter banner and United Student Leaders, or USL. After George Floyd, I wrote a free-form poem of U.S.… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2021

Letter: Claim made by candidate is dangerous

Editor, According to the Aug. 13 Whidbey News-Times, Jessica Thompson, who is running for the Oak Harbor School Board, announced at the last school board… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2021

Letter: Evidence shows wearing a mask is not harmful

Editor This letter is in response to two letters in the paper dated August 18th. The first, Sharing views of anti-masker is ‘irresponsible’ by Fred… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2021

Letter: Disgusted by fiasco created by withdrawal

​Editor, I have had a knot in my stomach since Joe Biden’s botched withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan. I remember the fall of Saigon… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2021

Letter: Like Vietnam, Afghanistan was a no-win war

Editor, The shame with the war in Afghanistan is not just in the way it ended, but also in how it was started and allowed… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2021