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December 28, 2013 at 7:31 AM

Whidbey jet noise: Haughty attitude is angering

I’m writing in regard to the story on the controversy about Navy jet noise on Whidbey Island [“Roaring controversy,” page one, Dec. 23].

Despite occasional lip service, the Navy generally pays no mind to the concerns of local residents who are affected by the much louder — and increasingly frequent — roar of the EA-18 Growlers practicing touch-and-go landings at the Outlying Landing Field southeast of Coupeville. The Navy misrepresented to the community the volume and impact of the noise of the Growlers before the jets arrived, so it should come as no surprise that neighbors now feel angry and frustrated.

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