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  Although no vote was taken, two of the three members of the Board of Jefferson County Commissioners expressed unfavorable opinions regarding the proposed funding mechanism recommendations … more
  The Magic of Christmas is coming back to Port Townsend this year in a new and revised edition. Moved from the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to the American Legion Hall because rent … more
  Krystal Kennedy was only 10 when she witnessed Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” She was in costume and on stage. “The first I ever saw or heard any of the … more
A second person has died as a result of a collision on Nov. 14 on State Route 104 where it intersects Paradise Bay Rd. at the west end of the Hood Canal Bridge. According to Washington State … more
  A hundred and thirty-eight steps and three landings separate Haller Fountain on Washington Street and the intersection of Taylor and Jefferson. From the bottom to the top, the … more
It’s a scenario that a number of Port Townsend residents wonder about. If they encounter a person on the street who appears to be in crisis — perhaps homeless, possibly mentally ill, … more
Leader omitted quotes I was sorry to find that quotes Centrum was asked for were entirely omitted from the story about the end of THING. I believe that context matters, so I submit the same … more
  Seattle Theater Group’s recent announcement that its THING music and arts festival would not be returning to Port Townsend, after three years at the Fort Worden, it did not come as … more
Jefferson Transit Authority has added a 2023 Gillig Low-Floor Battery Electric Bus to its fixed-route service. This bus is a significant step towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions and … more
  When you think of 4-H, what comes to mind? You might think 4H is only for kids lucky enough to be raising animals on a family farm. That is no longer the case. The 121-year-old … more
  Efforts are underway to protect the low-lying areas of Port Townsend from the encroachment of rising sea levels, with one source of potential funding coming from the Federal Emergency … more
    Foster care is a complex, sad, but also hopeful system. Approximately 198 youth up to 17 years old are being served right now by Jefferson County Child Welfare through the … more
Aging brings the question of purpose. Searching for motivation, I reflected on a person who likely never fretted over his role in life, an individual who prompts the question, how do I want to be … more
Who’s the real Santa Claus now? Who brings us those gifts?  A strong argument could be made that it’s the hyperactive deliverymen (mostly male) who are now buzzing nonstop … more
Full of food, football, kickball, family, friends, fun and some fabulous ferry travel. All on one day! Our Thanksgiving may have been just like yours because we saw a lot of you people doing the same … more
Christmas Concert Dec. 14: in-person, online, and on the air   The musicians of Trinity United Methodist Church will present a Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. In … more
Russ West channeled his inner Ziggy Stardust with a sculpture now on display at the south end of the new Kearney Street roundabout. West, shown here fine-tuning the sculpture, found the raw material … more
Beachgoers in the Pacific Northwest should exercise heightened caution for dangerous surf and potentially fatal sneaker waves during the upcoming King Tides this weekend, and for the remainder of the … more
To protect declining populations of wild steelhead, Olympic National Park is closing the Queets, Salmon and Quinault Rivers to sport fishing on Nov. 27.  Due to low forecasted returns, … more
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