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Accountant resigns from Greenbank Farm post

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 12:23PM

Noting concerns about financial statements from Greenbank Farm Management Group, a prominent Whidbey Island accountant resigned as a volunteer examining the operations of the publicly owned farm. Georgia Gardner, a Coupeville accountant who is a former state representative and current Whidbey General Hospital commissioner, resigned in early October after she wrote a letter to the management group’s board of trustees about her concerns.

Hansen hired as new Examiner editor

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Megan Hansen has been named editor of The Whidbey Examiner and The Whidbey News-Times. Hansen spent the past four years as assistant editor of the Nisqually Valley News in Yelm. “I’m excited to have Megan join our team,” said Kasia Pierzga, publisher of the News-Times, the Examiner and The South Whidbey Record.

Guild weaves Uncommon Threads together

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

“I just love walking into the Uncommon Threads event on the first day,” said weaver Linda LaMay of Clinton. “Uncommon Threads” is Whidbey Weavers Guild annual event that will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2-3 at Greenbank Farm’s big red barn.

Freeland medical pot shop sees growing demand

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Whidbey Island’s only storefront medical-marijuana cooperative opened five months ago, and business has been steadily increasing. Now serving about 400 patients, the founder of this nonprofit cooperative says it provides socially responsible and legal access to medicinal cannabis for patients suffering from terminal or debilitating medical conditions.

Haugen listens to the concerns of the people

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

I have known Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen for 37 years. We have worked together on education issues during all these years. I have gone to Mary Margaret for support for education bills and laws many times. She has always stepped up to the plate to support the local school district and its students.

We need a change in our commissioners

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

I have read glowing editorials and letters to the editor in the South Whidbey Record, the Whidbey Examiner, and the Whidbey News Times about our current Island County commissioners. One element of their tenure as commissioners that is not mentioned in these opinions is the fact that, through their actions, our current commissioners have not represented the land owners/property-tax payers. These folks are the majority of their constituents.

Top-down control will destroy our society

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

At a recent candidate forum, Island County Commissioner Price Johnson remarked that the Clean Water Utility tax had been crafted to mitigate previous cuts to the Law and Justice budget. The taxing utility was enacted administratively without a consenting vote by the citizens under the authority of RCW 36.89.080. That law dealt with storm water control, and monies could be “used only for” control measures.

Restoration plan is risky

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Angie Homola’s Swan Lake Preservation Group wants to use Island County’s Shoreline “Restoration” plan to turn Boss/Swan Lake into a body of salt water, thus moving Puget Sound inland and seriously risking salt water intrusion into the fresh water wells of residents living in the vicinity of West Beach, including the area just south of where the Navy has just started drawing fresh water from wells to water the Navy Golf Course.

Keep Haugen at the helm

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

That Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen laid the wood to those Marine Union members whom she felt were chiseling the public is a tribute to the honesty and impartiality of this conscientious public servant. Capt. Haugen has run a tight ship for 20 years. Keep her at the helm.

Voter tired of political “dirt”

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Political dirt poured out of my Whidbey Island mailbox last weekend, in the form of hit pieces denouncing State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen from something called the “Good Government Leadership Council” in Centralia. Candidate Barbara Bailey has to bear responsibility for these disgusting attack flyers that are so clearly disrespectful, no matter what party you claim as yours. There are no issues here, just attacks. Aren’t we tired of this? This is trash mail from the state Senate Republican PAC!

Voter excited about Johnson

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

I am so excited to put in writing my support for Jill Johnson. Having been a part of the local business community for over 30 years, I have had the opportunity to experience many positive changes and visions for our community. I’ve seen Jill’s leadership, energy, knowledge, experience and passion while working with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. I know she will use these wonderful qualities toward making a difference as an Island County Commissioner.

Math a challenge for Lauderdale

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

So Jeff Lauderdale’s campaign website states that “logic and science must be applied to all of the challenges” we’re facing. Apparently, Lauderdale’s version of “logic and science” doesn’t include facts and elementary math.

Senior Night becomes happy night for Wolves

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Senior Night was a happy night for the Coupeville volleyball team as the Wolves eked out a 3-2 win over visiting Granite Falls Thursday, Oct. 18. The win helped ease some of the sting of a 3-1 loss at Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Wolves look to playoff run

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

The Coupeville High School soccer team began district tournament play yesterday, hoping to wash away some of the tough times from the regular season.

Green leads Kings to down Wolves

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

For the King’s football team, Green means go. Behind quarterback Billy Green, the No. 1-ranked Knights flew by Coupeville 51-7 Friday, Oct. 19, at Mickey Clark Field. Green, who will play for Brigham Young University next year, passed for 313 yards and four touchdowns (58, 5, 40 and 24 yards).

Long dry spell ends with hail and funnel cloud

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

A quick slide into fall and winter started on Oct. 13. We knew it was coming, but most of us were surprised it took so long to arrive. Starting July 24, Coupeville experienced drought conditions with only about 0.2 inches of rain – the same amount we received on the day the drought ended.

Applicants needed for Housing Authority Board

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a term on the Island County Housing Authority Board that expires on Dec. 6.

Road rage and an annoying weed eater

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:00PM

Recent reports from the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office

Mystery, history, jazz

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 12:59PM

The Penn Cove Players promise to make the frightening exciting at the upcoming production of Postcards from Whidbey Island. “Halloween Mystery, History and Jazz” will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center.

Archaeology Day is Sunday

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00PM

Island County Historical Museum will host Archaeology Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 at the museum, 908 NW Alexander St., Coupeville and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St.

Ferries honored for successful fuel conservation program

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:03PM

A highly skilled team of state employees has been recognized this year for its innovative work to conserve fuel and save the state of Washington more than $700,000 per year.

Editorials: Keep Price Johnson, Homola on county board; No on charter schools; Yes on marijuana regulation

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 1:00PM

Keep Price Johnson, Homola on county board; No on charter schools; Yes on marijuana regulation

Community Calendar

  • Oct 24, 2012 at 1:19PM

The following are some events happening on Whidbey. Here is your chance to learn a new skill, meet new people or just have fun!

Mutts strut their stuff in Bayview

  • Oct 25, 2012 at 8:47AM

Mutts strut their stuff in Bayview on Saturday Oct. 20

Haugen, Smith, Hayes for state Legislature

  • Oct 30, 2012 at 9:25AM

In the race for the District 10 seat in the state Senate, voters should mark their ballots for Democratic Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen. Haugen, the chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, has been an effective representative of her swing district, able to work with interests as diverse as conservative farmers, labor unions and the tribes. In challenging Haugen for her seat in the Senate, Republican Barbara Bailey has made a point of criticizing Haugen’s 30-year tenure in the Legislature.

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