Douglas Buell

Arlington Hometown Halloween a runaway hit with families (Slide show and video)

ARLINGTON – Pumpkins rolled to the finish line (video), while the candy crush of costumed kids filled trick-or-treat bags visiting downtown businesses during this year’s… Continue reading

Moment of Trust: Arlington Police’s embedded social worker program seeing early results getting homeless treatment, housing they need

ARLINGTON – On a recent patrol, officer Ken Thomas arranged a meal with a homeless man to get him into treatment, drove another man to… Continue reading

Backwards, forwards, time to fill out that top-heavy ballot

ARLINGTON - In a year that has seen its share of polarizing “up is down” and “down is up” political foolishness sure to add to… Continue reading

Arlington Public Schools hosting forums with families about school safety

ARLINGTON – When workers limbed up trees along 172nd Street NE at Weston High School, it wasn’t so much for maintenance purposes. Rather, it removed… Continue reading

Student Voices lunches bring out kids-eye view for schools chief

ARLINGTON – Kent Prairie Elementary School could use more money for landscape maintenance, a better traffic plan for dropping off students, smaller classroom sizes, and… Continue reading

City, school district pitch in together to create community garden

ARLINGTON – For the past 16 years, the city’s community garden across from the Arlington Public Library has done more than provide a bountiful source… Continue reading

Opportunity Zone status adds another incentive for investment, jobs in Manufacturing Industrial Center

ARLINGTON – A new federal tax incentive offers the potential to attract more private investment into Arlington’s advancing manufacturing and industrial sector. Opportunity Zones were… Continue reading

City signs final lease for Fire Station #48

ARLINGTON – The city signed what will be the last lease for Arlington Fire Station No. 48 now that the Smokey Point commercial building in… Continue reading

Pioneer Days celebrates successful event bringing Stilly Valley history to life; historians digitize The Arlington Times

Written - sort of - in the style of pioneer times ARLINGTON – Pioneer Days, arranged entirely by the men and women of the Stillaguamish… Continue reading

Over $700K in grants to bring new apparatus, power cots, more firefighters for Arlington

ARLINGTON – The Arlington Fire Department, Camano Island Fire and Rescue, and North County Fire/EMS were awarded a $770,000 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant to… Continue reading

School board signs off on labor contracts for teachers, staff

ARLINGTON – The Arlington School Board formally approved two-year collective bargaining agreements with unions representing teachers and classified employees. Under terms of the contract voted… Continue reading

Sound H-D, Kiwanis fill rumbling appetites at annual Oyster Run Pancake Breakfast

MARYSVILLE – If the annual Oyster Run in Anacortes is the self-dubbed “Largest Motorcycle Run in the Pacific Northwest,” the annual Oyster Run Pancake Breakfast… Continue reading

Superheroes lace up for 11th Annual Friendship Walk and 5K Run in Arlington

ARLINGTON – The turnout of costumed superheroes at a fun run in downtown Arlington Saturday didn’t answer the age-old question whether Superman can outrun the… Continue reading

Arlington man jailed for eluding police in stolen school district truck

ARLINGTON – A 25-year-old Arlington man is in jail after he tried to elude police Sunday in an Arlington Public Schools vehicle that was reportedly… Continue reading

Arlington rejects bid for downtown innovation center, pocket park

ARLINGTON – The City Council on Monday rejected a bid that was more than twice above estimates for a proposed downtown Innovation Center and pocket… Continue reading

Candidates for 39th Legislative District speak out on transportation, business

ARLINGTON – Candidates running for three contested seats in the 39th Legislative District shared their views on transportation, education and other key issues with a… Continue reading

Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show pays tribute to roar of engines past

ARLINGTON – When Mike Hayes was a 13-year-old in 1960s Marysville, he used to walk by a black, stylish classic car on his way home… Continue reading

Arlington’s intimate little art festival in Legion Park draws art lovers

ARLINGTON – With dark clouds looming over last weekend’s annual Art in Legion Park, the hundreds who attended the two-day festival in Arlington wouldn’t have… Continue reading

Arlington Public Schools, teachers union reach tentative contract agreement: 14% pay increase over two years

ARLINGTON - Arlington Public Schools and the teachers union signed on to a tentative contract agreement and new salary schedule on Monday night that enabled… Continue reading

Coca-Cola distribution center to be built in Arlington near airport

ARLINGTON – Sharing a Coke could become much easier soon in Arlington. Utah-based bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola projects, Swire Coca-Cola, USA, has submitted an… Continue reading