Letters to the Editor

Letter: Rick Felici is best choice in the race for Island County sheriff

Editor, I have looked into the candidates who are running for Sheriff. It is clear to me that Rick Felici has the knowledge, experience and… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2018

Letter: Cast vote for Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner

Editor, This fall’s election is offering us an experienced, committed, engaging, people-oriented candidate for Island County commissioner, one we see only rarely. Janet St. Clair… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2018

Letter:Shout out to local restaurants for being very child-friendly

Editor, I wanted to take a moment to thank all the restaurants and establishments in our island community for being so kid- and family-friendly. As… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter:A story of ‘adventure’ with WhidbeyHeath referral

Editor, This may amuse other Whidbey residents who’ve dealt with WhidbeyHealth. A good laugh should always be shared. One of the doctors wished to refer… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2018

Letter: Drunk driving laws in state need to be reviewed, improved

Editor, I don’t write letters normally, and here I am with the second one in two weeks. What is wrong with our state’s enforcement of… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Contrast between Trump, Obama could not be any greater

Editor, During the first weekend of September we witnessed a memorial service for a Republican hero, U.S. Sen. John McCain. His valor, service, kindness and… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2018

Letter: Reasons to elect Janet St. Clair as commissioner

Editor, I’m voting for Janet St. Clair for Island County commissioner 3. I’m 87 years old and have lived on Camano Island for the past… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2018

Letter: The loud ‘sound of freedom’ drowns out everything else

Editor, It’s 6 p.m. A gorgeous, warm, late summer evening. But we can’t enjoy it. Just had to shut all the windows and doors and… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Ultimate Frisbee a safer sport than football — switch it out

Editor, I read with pleasure the article last week about local Whidbey youth Connor Ryan and teammates smashing all Junior Ultimate Frisbee competition from many… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Buyers beware of the listed property descriptions online

Editor, Talk about ‘caveat emptor.’ I recently submitted a complaint to the state department of compliance and regulations for real estate. I complained that several… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

Letter: Striving to provide the best in recreation programs, parks

Editor, We write this letter to thank the South Whidbey community for the support of the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District 2019 maintenance and… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2018

Letter: Restoration project needs experts who’ve walked beach

Editor, Small fish were jumping by the dozens in the Hidden Beach shallows, precisely where speakers from Northwest Straits and the Island County Marine Resources… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2018

Letter: Administration spouts lies, nonsense; vote in November

Editor, “Truth isn’t truth.” Come on, Giuliani, what kind of baloney is that? From Giuliani to Conway to Trump, who said, “What you are seeing… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Letter: Teachers deserve excellent, salaries, sustainable ones

Editor, The South Whidbey School District is currently bargaining with its teachers. The school board is the fiscal agent of the district, and the superintendent… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Letter: Help the Tiny Houses In Name of Christ to get a Langley property

Editor, THINCwhidbey.org (Tiny Houses In Name of Christ) is seeking a property in Langley, on city sewer and water, for the construction of affordable workforce… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Success at the Whidbey Island Nourishes’ Summer Frolic

Editor, Whidbey Island Nourishes’ annual Summer Frolic was a huge success. It rained and then it rained some more, but then the clouds parted and… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Support Protect Washington Act to help salvage our planet

Editor, We have known for decades that carbon pollution would change our planet. In 1974, the CIA issued a classified report on the carbon-dioxide problem.… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: County needs to find better and safer way to maintain roads

Editor, Can anyone tell me why Island County Road Department dumps thousands of gallons of oil on the road, then dumps a bunch of gravel… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Letter: Hosting movie and a discussion on the NAS Growler expansion

Editor, In addition to the state and local races heating up before the November election, the federal government is making its way to a verdict… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018

Letter: Our local teachers deserve fair and competitive pay in schools

Editor, It is an oft-repeated phrase that to choose to teach is to take a vow of poverty. Teachers are and historically have been grossly… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2018