Letters to the Editor

Letter: Consider the negative effects of the Growler expansion proposal

Editor, The Navy’s intention to increase Growler pilot training four-fold in Central Whidbey raises many red flags. Whatever your politics, whatever your relationship with our… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2018

Letter: Wants ‘real choices’ in 2020 election

Editor, Memorial Day has always been a melancholy time for me. The news channels always show the tiny American flags on the graves at Arlington… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: True nature is being laid bare for all to see

Editor, I am horrified by what Donald Trump is doing separating all of these children from their parents. This is not Nazi Germany. Trump is… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Letter: Maxwelton 4th goes on, thanks to contributors

Editor, Maxwelton Community Club would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who contributed to our upcoming 4th of July parade. Major supporters… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: Look at causes of homelessness

Editor, In response to the letter to the editor, “Life isn’t free; it’s time for community to teach that.” The letter in Saturday’s edition of… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: Push back against racist policies

Editor, We, as a people, should never accept the current policies of our racist president. His latest iteration involving locking up children of immigrants seeking… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2018

Letter: Commission is living with consequences of regrettable discussion

Editor, The recent coverage of the Island County Planning Commission meeting on the Housing Element draft text as part of the Washington State Growth Management… Continue reading

  • Jun 26, 2018

Letter: Life isn’t free; it’s time for community to teach that

Editor, Suppose your car was giving you trouble. You put it in the garage and put a little of gas in it everyday. You think… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018

Letter: Quoting Scripture proves nothing about immigration

Editor, Re: Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions quoting the Bible to support separating immigrant children from families: By quoting Scripture to support a legalistic approach to… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2018

Letter: Trump’s immigration policy violates human rights

Editor, Trump’s new immigration policy is even worse than previously thought. Since May 7, they are inflicting pain on children, thinking this will deter their… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Letter: Clinton beach AccessMats make beach accessible for everyone

Editor, Now that the winter weather is past, Island Beach Access has reinstalled the AccessMats at Clinton Beach Park. These blue, ADA-approved mats allow people… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2018

Letter: Island Transit fares should do no harm, minimize impact

Editor, Tom Walker, in a letter to the editor in the June 2 South Whidbey Record made a compelling argument that the economics of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2018

Letter: Rather than berate newspaper staff, why not educate others?

Editor, In reply to Captn Blynd: I was never even aware of retinitis pigmentosa until my sister was diagnosed with macular degeneration and declared legally… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Letter: America should treat immigrants and children humanely

Editor, Trump’s immigration policy is treating it as a criminal problem in hopes of deterring people from coming to this country. This is creating more… Continue reading

  • Jun 8, 2018

Letter: There should be no fares charged to ride Island Transit buses

Editor, I do not agree that Island Transit should charge a fare. The taxpayers have voted to give Island Transit a sales tax increase three… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Hearts and Hammers works to help build our community

Editor, Hearts and Hammers is one of a number of South Whidbey organizations that offer a helping hand to our more vulnerable neighbors. This year,… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Thanking restaurant for supporting Relay for Life

Editor, I would like to send out a special thanks to the owners of the Tyee Restaurant in Coupeville, Steve and Sue Hallen, for very… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Wrong production company cited in Record news article

Editor, I was sorry to hear of the passing of Gerry Woolery. My wife and I spent many a happy evening dining at his establishment… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2018

Letter: Disappointed by vote cast by Congressman Larsen

Editor, I was dismayed to learn that Congressman Rick Larsen joined the Republican majority and voted for the so-called “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018

Letter: There should be no bus fares

Editor, I’ve been an Island County resident for 28 years, and I am a transit rider. As I understand it, the fare proposal would decrease… Continue reading

  • Jun 1, 2018