Editor, South Whidbey Senior Services recently held a meeting with Island Transit staff to discuss paratransit service cuts.
Editor, Here I go again. I am 96 years old and I’m not a mental giant like some of the leaders of the anti-Outlying Field group think they are.
Editor, While it may be easy and entertaining to print letters insulting Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, serious questions go unexplored by the Examiner.
Editor, I think the anti-OLF group needs to be told about Coupeville before any of them were born or even heard of Coupeville.
Editor, Of course we have freedom of speech. Residents are free to speak as outrageously as they choose. It is a basic American right. Basic morality, however, also requires citizens to be free from involuntary representation.
Editor, This letter is in response to Ken Pickard’s First Amendment rights sign. Another American journalist, a civilian, was beheaded by ISIS last week. This barbaric group will go to all lengths to show their determination to destroy anyone who does not share their beliefs.
Editor, I begin by reminding folks Ken Pickard, with his polemic truck, is the very same polemicist who has lobbied on public record to Commissioner Helen Price Johnson and Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard — who have attempted peacekeeping in a troubled region — to “take the death machine on this issue, quit licking their jackboots!
Editor, I sent the following to Nancy Conard: Hello Nancy, As one who saw the sign referenced in your news release of Aug. 26, 2014, I appreciate that you are correct to stand up for this citizen’s right to free speech.
Editor, “As the CEO of ____________, as the mayor of ____________, as the chairman of the board of directors of _____________, as the superintendent of _____________, as the top executive of ___________, as the head honcho of _________, I take full responsibility for this situation.”
Editor, I want to express my most sincere appreciation for the numerous volunteers who made the 2014 Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival a success.
Editor, I have known Martha Rose for almost 20 years. I’ve worked with her on the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Whidbey Coalition for several years and know her to be a person of integrity with a deep passion and commitment to Island Transit. I can also vouch for her husband and two beautiful adopted children.
Editor, The Coupeville High School Senior Parents and Class of 2015 would like to send out a great big thank-you to all who made this year’s running of Race the Reserve Whidbey Island a success.
Editor, More history, please. Tuesday’s outstanding historic tour of Coupeville led by Paul Whelan was very well attended. The hour-and-a-half, mile-long walk around town entertained and informed us all.
Editor, I have been a critic of Island Transit since the beginning for the reason that while free transportation sounds good, it is a utopian view and not really free because we all pay for it through a portion of the sales tax in Island County. No added fares are paid by actual users of Island Transit.
Editor, I was recently reminded, through a stunning demonstration of generosity, how fortunate we are to be part of such a caring community.
Editor, In early June, I had a stroke, not the worst anyone could have, and for that I am grateful. My friends, family and amazing community came to my rescue.
Editor, I am writing to show my appreciation to the Whidbey Island League of Women Voters and the Sno-Isle Library System for providing Island County voters with another great Voter’s Forum featuring candidates for Island County treasurer and Washington State representative, Legislative District 10, Position 2. The forum was conducted professionally and gave candidates an opportunity to answer questions provided by the public as well as League members.
Editor, Prepare for an invasion. Sometime on Friday, thousands of men, women and children — well, teenagers — will arrive on Whidbey and traverse a combined total of approximately 34,000 miles of the island … on foot.
Editor, The Coupeville Lions Club would like to express our gratitude to the community for their support in helping to make our club’s largest fundraiser of the year, the garage sale of June 28 and 29, so successful.
Editor, To all businesses in Coupeville, you have my heartfelt thanks.