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Keep fairgrounds fromcontinued damage I live near Jefferson County Fairgrounds and walk through it frequently. It was sweet to see our fun county fair resume this summer (clean grounds before, … more
I am saddened to hear of conflict within the Jefferson County Fair Board and the resignation of board members and fair manager Danny McEnerney who was breathing new life into fairground … more
Why a roundabout on Kearney?!   There are so many more pressing intersections without any kind of traffic systems, along Sims, F. Street, right outside of PT, etc. What is wrong with people … more
I’m writing to give some background on new yard signs about the golf course that you may see in the coming weeks.  I teach Advanced Placement Language & Composition at Port Townsend … more
The current Medicaid funding shortfall has a terrible human cost to patients, families, caregivers, and our whole community as hospitals are overcrowded. I am the administrator at San Juan Villa and … more
It’s unfortunate that the Leader doesn’t review theater anymore, because our community is in possession of a world-class gem.   In lieu of an official Arts and Entertainment … more
Nothing but the weather to whine about this week and even that isn’t all that bad.  Cisco Morris might even recommend pruning some of your landscaping. BJ went outside last week and … more
When my family moved here in the late 1980s, there were deer and packs of coyotes to keep the number of fawns in check. There was no need to have 6-foot fences to protect gardens, ornamentals, and … more
Read that CEO Mike Glenn (Jefferson General) has gotten two pay raises  based on “you get what you pay for” and “we’re lucky to have him.” Never had a raise … more
City, county, and Washington State Parks close at dusk/sunset. The only exception that I see is Memorial Field, which is illuminated for sporting events attended by a few hundred or more folks and … more
You may have predicted I would be crowing about the Kansas City Chiefs victory in the Super Bowl on Sunday and you would not be wrong.  However, the dominant feature of my life the past week … more
Our California vacation locale is not Anza Borrego Desert State Park, but further north, in the Bay Area, where we lived for 25 years. I’m again getting a crash course (you should pardon the … more
“I love to prune my roses … you can forget everything else while you’re doing it.” — Julie Andrews, actress, author, and rosarian It’s time to prune our roses. … more
The Hippocratic oath for physicians is a useful tool for our thoughtful city leadership to evaluate the plan that GroundSwell drafts in the next few months.  The recent survey points to … more
In Port Townsend/qatay we’re both tragically blessed and wonderfully cursed to be living with so many other creatures. Raccoons and otters getting into where they shouldn’t. Crows … more
The Feb. 1 item, “Golf course survey puts spotlight on trails,” errs in describing the informal poll as “official” and as a “vote” — a word used four … more
Who is going to pay? We are thankful for the wonderful gift of Chetzemoka Park and that the city is funded to maintain it.   How are we going to pay for the published popular plans for … more
I suspect you may have already realized that the world is actually a little silly much of the time. This week I provide my own contribution to it. If you are a football fan you may have heard … more
In carpentry, sistering is the process of joining two or more structural members together to act as one unified unit.  When builders need to add strength to damaged structures, they will add … more
Regarding the golf course property — what is it that we can not do in PT today that we would only be able to if we closed or repurposed the golf course? With the golf course intact, … more
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