Letters to the Editor

Letter: Reject the water system bond, focus on repairs

Editor, The city wants more money for a “Water Management System Improvement Bond” and letters to — and editorials from — this newspaper point to… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

Letter: In search of rank-and-file supporters with integrity

Editor, I write today to decry all Republicans, and others, who still support the most villainous president in American history. I believe this man could… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

Letter: Moving from California doesn’t mean Californian

Editor, My wife and I recently moved to Whidbey Island from Southern California. Residents in our area have overwhelmingly proven to be welcoming and friendly,… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2019

Letter: If you agree with retired captain’s letter, say ‘ditto’

Editor, Navy Capt. Larry Salter wrote an eloquent Sound Off in the Sept. 28 issue of the South Whidbey Record. He summarized my feelings exactly,… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Letter: Need to be closer to the jet noise problem to understand

Editor, Your take on the “noise” made by the Growlers is wrong. Normally I would not tell someone they are totally wrong but I do… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Letter: The environment deserves to be named as stakeholder in Growler lawsuit

Editor, The U.S. Navy in Oak Harbor is a very bad neighbor indeed. Not only do their Growler flyovers violate my sound space, they violate… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Letter: Langley water system ideas will improve health

Editor, There are many technical and economic aspects of the proposed Langley Water Management System Improvement Bond that are being discussed and debated. As a… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Letter: Growlers are impacting all life, Navy needs to wake up

Editor, Apparently the U.S. Navy never did learn the lessons of Pearl Harbor. With all these atomic bombs and nuclear ships, we are a target.… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Letter: Recent Sound Off offered the same old tired points

Editor, I just had to respond to the “Sound Off” article in the Saturday, Sept. 28, South Whidbey Record by Bremerton resident Capt. Larry Salter,… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Letter: Craig Cyr will lead Langley and council into the future

Editor, Craig Cyr will be an excellent addition to the city council. He’s worked hard for decades at various volunteer organizations, so he has a… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2019

Letter: Don’t assume we lost your check, it’s likely in the mail

Editor, Island County retrieves its mail from the post office daily at 8:30 a.m. By 10, it has been distributed to the appropriate department or… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2019

Letter: Recent column on jet noise was a ‘weak smokescreen’

Editor, Keven Graves is a news publisher whose business relies on advertising and popular approval of his newspaper’s perspective. It is no surprise that he… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2019

Letter: Island County, not Navy, is at fault for failings

Editor, I was puzzled when I read that the people of Admirals Cove are suing the United States Navy over noise from the EA-18G Growlers.… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2019

Letter: Hall gets boost from Goosefoot grant match

Editor, On behalf of the Bayview Community Hall Board of Directors, we would like to extend an exuberant thank you to The Goosefoot Community Fund.… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2019

Letter: Planned developments will be a ‘visual blight’

Editor, Recent letters to the editor have discussed both jet noise and tourist crowds. But the complaints about tourists and the traffic they bring will… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2019

Letter: There are many reasons to vote Craig Cyr for council

Editor, I have known Craig Cyr for decades, about the same time as he has known Langley. I am delighted that he now wants to… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter: Island Scanner should omit 911 calls dealing with those who are mentally ill

Editor, Whidbey Island has difficulty with mentally challenged free-ranging individuals. For someone who makes an effort to read all law enforcement reports from numerous publications,… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter: NAS Whidbey would go on without the Growler jets

Editor, I would like to express a few thoughts about the proposed Growler expansion on Whidbey Island. In 1999, Marine Air Station Irvine, Calif. moved… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter: Say ‘yes’ to infrastructure bond, it will benefit all

Editor, On the Nov. 5 ballot, Langley voters will be asked to decide on a $4-million Langley water system bond added to property taxes. This… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2019

Letter: There’s a better way to shop and make smart choices

Editor, “Demonstration at Tilth Market shows how to eat to save the world,” in the Aug. 30 issue of the Record, brought up some points… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019