You describe Trish Rose as the highest ranking openly gay service member in the United States. Why didn’t you describe Robert Born as an openly heterosexual candidate for hospital commissioner in Coupeville?
The closing of Lind’s Pharmacy is a blow to Coupeville. The town, like Langley in 2009, appears to be too small to accommodate a standard pharmacy. Whidbey General, however, has a pharmacy, which currently serves only hospital inpatients.
I have to say I am utterly astounded by the behavior of two of our three Port of Coupeville commissioners, even though I am aware of the years of struggles, misunderstandings and disagreements between the port and the Farm Management Group.
The shock and disbelief about Marshall Bronson’s and John Carr’s action at the July 8 Port of Coupeville meeting has not worn off. Many have written well thought out letters to the editor, and I now feel compelled to add my voice.
As an Island County taxpayer for the past 16 years and full time resident since 2012, I’ve been amazed and disappointed by the lack of transparency or process in the Port of Coupeville’s decision to sunset relations with the Greenbank Farm Management Group.
The discussion on the island surrounding the Greenbank Farm business owners and the actions of two of the Port of Coupeville commissioners is still a hot topic.
I want to express my most sincere appreciation for the numerous volunteers who made the 2015 Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival a success. The Coupeville Festival Association has promoted and hosted the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for 51 years. The CFA is a non-profit, all- volunteer organization consisting of 23 standing committees and 250 plus volunteers. There is no paid staff. All non-operational proceeds go into the Coupeville area in the form of project grants and scholarships. In December 2014, those annual grants and scholarships totaled $815,000.
Outgoing Port Commissioner Marshall Bronson’s column in The Examiner last week shed some light on why he unexpectedly decided to vote to terminate negotiations with Greenbank Farm’s long-time manager.
Ah! Thank you, Port of Coupeville commissioners. Finally, you have shown your true nature; blatant tyranny, clear collusion and hit and run tactics.
On July 30 one of our nation’s most valuable and popular social programs turns 50. Signed into law by President Johnson, the program currently covers 55 million Americans — people aged 65 and older and younger people with permanent disabilities.
The commissioners — two with an agenda and short on ethics — one a stand-up guy. The management group — given a raw deal.
I write to express my dissatisfaction with the action taken by the Port of Coupeville Board of Commissioners on July 8.
I implore Marshall Bronson to undo this terrible wrong. A less than perfect plan is far better than no plan at all.
For the past two years, the port and the Greenbank Farm Management Group have worked on a new agreement to run the farm. Negotiations were completed and documents under final legal review. Port commissioners John Carr and Marshall Bronson have pulled out the rug from under the two-plus years process that had culminated in the agreement reached.
This July 4 was marked by the most extreme fire danger in many years, and still, people chose to buy and explode personal fireworks because it is their “right.”
Why is Washington State University looking at Greenbank Farm, where the community gathers, eats, shops, walks the trails and marvels at the brilliance of cooperation it took to make the farm a community asset for all to enjoy?
Decades ago, Coupeville opened up a state of the art firehouse. Today, the Boys and Girls Club occupies the building, providing a safe landing spot for the youth of Coupeville. The sad reality, however, is that that old firehouse is cramped and noisy and loud.
In reference to Coach Willie Smith retiring from coaching, as a fellow homeschooler, outsider and fairly unconfident baseball player I want to share in the gratitude I have for Coach Smith.
It’s time for someone to speak up for the people who live around Penn Cove.
Editor, I’ve been gone from Coupeville for three years now, but I smiled and had to shake my head as I read Harry Anderson’s column about the dividing line between North and South Whidbey and the language used to describe it.