Letters to the Editor

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

Silencing others because of affiliations or roles is undemocratic

Editor, Do politics in this polarized era, even in Langley, always have to devolve into fear-mongering or name-calling? It seems reactivity has replaced civility, escalation… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

Letter writer apologizes for not stating city affiliation

Editor, My name is Monica Guzman and I am writing this letter as a Langley private citizen, not as a member of the City of… Continue reading

  • Nov 4, 2017

Burt Beusch has years of business experience, and passion for Langley

Editor, Most of us, the ones not lucky enough to be born and raised here, come with a background of varied life experiences. But we… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Korrow, Emerson, Morton have letter writer’s vote for Langley City Council

Editor, I support the South Whidbey Record’s city council endorsement of Christy Korrow and Dominique Emerson. In my capacity as a past mayor for the… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Support Korrow, Emerson, Morton for Langley City Council

Editor, I am writing to urge my friends and neighbors in Langley who have not yet posted their ballots to do so right away as… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

You can’t have it both ways when it comes to presidential support

Editor, Kudo’s to the South Whidbey Record for its editorial re the Guzman-Beusch-Trump ethics board spat. I have experienced similar reactions from other Trump supporters… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Please vote for Peter Morton, Christy Korrow and Dominique Emerson

Editor, I have had the pleasure of involvement in Langley nonprofits and government since returning to my beloved hometown from college years ago. In those… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Why is there no election coverage to ignore?

Editor, Running to catch the free bus that used go by our house once a week to take me to the gym, pennies and pills… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2017

Congressman’s gun viewpoint was ‘emotional, ignorant claptrap’

Editor, Rick Larsen’s viewpoint on gun control, “It’s never too soon to prevent gun violence,” is one of the best examples of emotional, ignorant claptrap… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2017