Letters to the Editor

Letter writers express range of bizarre, offensive viewpoints

Editor, There are typically many interesting letters to the editor which I have enjoyed reading. But the June 17 edition had the most bizarre and… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Would a white person have died over a fake $20?

Editor, This is in response to Lisa Root’s letter to the editor about George Floyd. According to the Cup Foods store owner, Abumayyaleh made the… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Flawed or not, Floyd did not deserve to die

Editor, Regarding the June 16 letter to the editor, “Floyd was perhaps a ‘nice guy,’ but his background was flawed,” I am writing to express… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Accusations don’t justify killing by a police officer

Editor, I read Lisa Root’s letter with dismay. I couldn’t believe she was saying that, because George Floyd was “accused” of passing counterfeit money, had… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Petrich has proven that she can get things done

Editor, I am writing to express my support for Kathleen Petrich for Superior Court Judge of Island County. I have come to know Kathleen while… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2020

Annual garden club tour, tea will be returning next year

Editor, From the Oak Harbor Garden Club to all our faithful followers on our yearly Garden Tour & Tea, we want to let you know… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

America is not a fascistcountry to be taken down

Editor, Who is Antifa, the voice of our youth claiming an ethical/ political high ground under the mantra of “Black Lives Matter”? I contend that… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Elected officials should set an example and wear face masks

Editor, We were disappointed to see the headline on June 6 regarding Island County commissioners Jill Johnson’s and Janet St. Clair’s dismissal of the governor’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

How many protesters were bused in from Seattle?

Editor, I would like your paper to make an important correction. When writing your large front page photo and article about the Black Lives Matter… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Glad sex offenders, child abusers coverage absent

Editor, I just ready my last two newspapers — they were filled with newsy articles relative to the island with some good news as well… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Floyd was perhaps a ‘nice guy,’ but his background was flawed

Editor, Regarding the June 6 letter to the editor, “His Name was George Floyd, remember it.” Let’s get the facts straight about him. George may… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Returning GOP delegates should be placed in quarantine

Editor, President Trump has announced that he is pulling the 2020 Republican Convention out of North Carolina because the state is requiring conformity with pandemic-related… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Glad to see News-Times, The Record combined

Editor, Enjoyed the Saturday edition of the Whidbey News-Times today. Glad to see the new (old) size and the fact that you have finally created… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2020

Letter: To serve and protect, that’s what heroes do

Editor, “Trust me when I say that you can go elsewhere for a job. But you cannot go elsewhere for a soul.”- Senator Jeff Flake… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

Letter: Grateful to Oak Harbor Fire Department, assisting agencies for response

Editor, The membership of the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch No. 97, Oak Harbor, gives a heartfelt “thank you” to the Oak Harbor Fire Department and… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

Letter: Change is needed, from the top down

Editor, The death of George Floyd would never have been seen if not for a young girl with a cell phone. This video awoke the… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

Letter: Give dogs a break, open back up off-leash parks

Editor, Why are the dog parks still closed? My dog, Scout, misses his daily trips to the park. I’m sure that all of the other… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

Letter: Business should post about good sales, not politics

Editor, I have lived on Whidbey Island for 41 years. My, oh my, how things have changed. Social media is the new bully. I’ve been… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

Sound Off: Sheriff conveys right message in newspaper commentary

Editor, Much thanks to Island County Sheriff Rick Felici’s op-ed, “Be strong, be resilient and listen to each another,” published in the June 6 Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020

Letter: There’s still time to offer comments on boat launch

Editor, This is a follow-up to my letter to the editor in the May 30 edition. Good news for those who may want to comment… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2020