Letters to the Editor

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

Letter: Craig Cyr would fit well on the Langley City Council

Editor, I have known Craig Cyr for 25 years as a fellow member of the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Over the past six years I… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: Undocumented workers and migrants are not a burden

Editor, I have read the South Whidbey Record letters to the editor for years and for the first time ever, am moved to respond to… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: A vote for Cyr is a vote for a well-informed politician

Editor, I’ve known Craig Cyr for about 15 years. I am pleased that I will now have the chance to vote for this thoughtful, bright… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2019

Letter: Growlers are more bearable than the tourists

Editor, This summer has proven to me that this island would be an utter misery if we had to depend on tourism to keep us… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2019

Letter: Serenity of yoga class was interrupted by roar of jets

Editor, This past Monday, I attended a yoga class, which was interrupted by fly-overs. The deafening noise incapacitated our instructor and she suspended class. Students… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

Letter: Letter author shows a lack of empathy, understanding

Editor, I had to respond to the letter, “Immigrants illegally in U.S. should pay a price” from the Sept. 4 South Whidbey Record. This epic… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

Letter: Mutt Strut at Bayview Corner will not continue

Editor, Goosefoot has made a difficult decision related to the prudent management of our resources. We want the community to know we will no longer… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2019

Letter: County prosecutor Greg Banks has lost impartiality

Editor, Personally, I don’t see how anyone can support Donald Trump. His policies are bad and his character much worse. However, why is a prosecutor… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Langley Soup Box Derby embodies wacky local spirit

Editor, The 2019 Langley Soup Box Derby was a great success. Without Choochokam, this community event is one of the few left that truly embodies… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Hospital staff provided expert care during stay

Editor, I recently met some of the most wonderful folks I have ever known right here in Coupeville and under deadly circumstances. And, as a… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Make changes to prevent future horrific accidents

Editor, It is time for our road department to paint stripes or install bumps on roads with hard-to-see stop signs. When traveling on Deer Lake… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Communication might be a way to keep people safe

Editor, The two mass shootings recently have me wondering about just what is going on in the U.S. lately. Over the last few years we’ve… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2019

Letter: Islanders should show support for Navy base

Editor, Why do the people of Whidbey allow an ambitious, self-promoting politician and dodgy new arrivals to define and mischaracterize your island? A quick trip… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: Navy is here to stay, but adjustments are needed

Editor, It’s a sad day for the citizens of Oak Harbor to realize that their mayor suffers from bouts of extreme hyperbole, a serious lack… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: Immigrants illegally in U.S. should pay a price

Editor, The article about islanders protesting detention centers in the July 17 edition of the South Whidbey Record got my attention, but not my support.… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2019

Letter: Stop complaining about jet noise, or just move away

Editor, I am so tired of all these people complaining about the naval base. If you don’t like it, move off Whidbey. If the base… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019

Letter: Article needed to address Sound’s starving orcas

Editor, Your article about how fine the Chinook fishing is failed to include any mention of the well-known fact that our Southern Resident Killer Whales,… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2019