Letters to the Editor

Letter: Keep it a safe summer

Memorial Day Weekend to the end of Labor Day Weekend is a 100-day period that embraces vacation time, travel time and nice weather. Lots of… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2018

Letter: Freeland dock improvement project

Editor, The South Whidbey Yacht Club, the South Whidbey Fishin’ Club, funded by the Island County Parks Department and supported by the Port of South… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Thanks to sheriff’s office for quick work

Editor, We would like to thank South Whidbey Island County Sheriff’s Department for their quick response and apprehension of the perpetrator responsible for stealing money… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Cancer comment a new low

Editor, This president has failed to condemn many appalling, hurtful and disgraceful things and people in his short time leading our country. But he has… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2018

Letter: Doccumentary about climate change well-presented

Editor, Sharon Emerson (5/5/2018) wrote about the NOVA program PBS stations presented about climate change “Decoding the Weather Machine.” My wife and I saw the… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: Island Transit fares input sessions are not public meetings

Editor, The story titled “Island Transit seeks input on bus fares” in the May 12 edition was in error. My husband and I attended the… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Single site is ‘penny wise, pound foolish’

Editor, Grandma was usually right. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket or have all your ducks sitting in a row. I was recently… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: Vietnam: 50 years later

Editor As Memorial Day rolls around, I start thinking about Vietnam. Fifty years ago… but the memories are still clear. At a recent benefit concert… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: Support for proposed affordable housing

Editor, Oak Harbor has worked successfully to ensure that we enjoy a high quality of life with great schools, good health care, excellent police and… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2018

Letter: East Coast carrier group a positive development

Editor, I read last week that the navy is about to form another carrier group, on the East Coast. This will add to the much… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Truck driver endangers cyclist, shouldn’t be excused

Editor, My wife and I cycle about 2,000 miles each summer. For several years now. A shout-out to drivers on Whidbey Island who are almost… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Skepticism of Navy over water issue is justified

Editor, I just had to respond to the letter from The Record of May 2 from Dennis Burns, “We should be thankful Navy is cleaning… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2018

Letter: Mother would be good Island County Commissioner

Editor, As Mother’s Day approaches, I want to write to all of you to say why my mom, Janet St. Clair, would make a great… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Letter: Growlers are not good for business

Editor, Whidbey Island and our neighboring islands and towns rely on tourism to balance town budgets. Many small businesses of all kinds have emerged to… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2018

Letter: Connecting produce growers with those who need food

Editor, On behalf of the Good Cheer Food Bank and Thrift Stores, we’d like to welcome Brandi Blais to the South Whidbey Island community. Brandi… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

Letter: Grateful for local support

Editor, The South Whidbey Garden Club would like to give a huge thank you for all the support for our annual plant sale which was… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

Letter: Question was not ‘racist’

Editor, In response to Delbert Hardesty, Your letter is the first time in my nearly 70 years of life that I have been accused of… Continue reading

  • May 8, 2018

Letter: Documentary on climate change recommended

Editor, Recently there have been some letters about whether climate change is real or whether it is man-made. Our commissioner Rick Hannold and Sen. Barbara… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018

Oak Harbor man charged with possessing child porn

Special agents with Homeland Security investigated a child pornography case in Oak Harbor earlier this year. Prosecutors charged the suspect, Lewis C. Cox, 49, in… Continue reading

Consider donating to Whidbey Veterans Resource Center

Editor, Combat Veterans on Whidbey Island lack easy access to professional counseling for PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and related conditions. To get needed help, vets… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2018