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.
Editor, For the past 43 years Ken Hofkamp and his staff at Prairie Center Red Apple have provided outstanding service and generous support for our community. On Saturday, May 16, a jolly group of community members gathered at the store to show their gratitude with a surprise appreciation for Ken and his staff.
Editor, With the recent bad publicity regarding motorcycle gangs, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Riders would like to share some good news.
Editor, Since the late 1940s, our family has owned and paid taxes on property between Deception Pass and Ault Field. We have been subjected to our share of noisy jets and have ceased talking when the jets drown out conversation.
Editor, A very successful fundraising lunch was held at Useless Bay Country Club late last month by members of the Trudy Sundberg Lecture planning team.
Editor, Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 for the public to demonstrate its appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members past and present.
Editor, Thank you. On behalf of the students, staff and Board of Directors of the Coupeville School District, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to district voters for participating in the April 28 capital projects levy election. Although we must wait until May 12 for final certification, it appears that the levy has passed with a 55 percent “yes” vote. This is wonderful news for our students and for our community.
Editor, I just read the blasphemous COER filing of an injunction against OLF Coupeville. This injunction puts into stark relief that the reality of reasoning with COER is impossible. The only solution COER will accept to subsidize their choice to encroach on OLF is the closure of OLF Coupeville regardless of the consequences.
Editor, I believe that every American has the right to his or her own opinion. However their opinions are not facts. I’ve been doing research, looking for facts about jet noise. COER posted a public meeting advertising.