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Forty-five and more years ago, Port Townsend was like Cannery Row. Decently-paid, productive jobs were available. There were more fishing boats and fewer puke-er boats in the harbor. There … more
Those of us who have been here a long time (I served on the city council from 1981-83 and as mayor from 1983-93) do not only see the beauty of this place, we fought to protect it.  Citizens, … more
An octopus has nine brains. An octopus has three hearts. An octopus has both short and long term memory. An octopus can solve unique puzzles using contemplative thought. An octopus receives no … more
The U.N. has declared that “Housing is a human right.” But for far too many working individuals, families, people with disabilities, and seniors living on a fixed income, the lack of … more
When Realtors, contractors, or homeowners lovingly say a house has “good bones,” what they mean is that its foundation is solid and its structure is sound. Without these two components, … more
Many Democrats in leadership positions have spoken out against the violence and the intentions of Bolsonaro’s supporters storming Brazil’s key federal buildings yesterday. However, … more
I strongly support East Jefferson Fire Rescue’s ballot measures to increase funding for fire and emergency services. I was in my first term on city council when we last voted to increase the … more
There’s an old truism among the sensational tabloid newspapers on Fleet Street: “Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.”  That was my experience when, years … more
Are the holiday parties over yet? Are you doing anything about your New Year’s resolutions? Are you done preparing your taxes yet?   I think the parties are now over, so we now … more
The transition to a new year is an opportunity for reflection, an opportunity for cultivation, an opportunity for commitment. How did the last year go – what did we achieve and learn? And then: … more
Port Townsend, Brinnon, Quilcene, and Chimacum school districts are pleased to recognize the service of our elected school board members. These 20 dedicated volunteers work diligently to oversee our … more
Recently The Leader had an outstanding article about the shelters which are built by Community Build. The reporter identified these shelters as tiny houses. I would like to clarify that there are … more
The Port Townsend Food Bank is blessed to be located in the Mountain View Commons for many reasons. One of the best parts of our location is the amazing crew from the parks and facilities. Brenda, … more
This letter is regarding the levy for our East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR).  I believe this levy (composed of two propositions) must be passed for the following reasons: One: EJFR has not … more
Students at Chimacum High School/Middle School want (need) after-school tutoring in math, writing, science, social studies, and more.  Sessions will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:20 … more
What if you could reduce your carbon footprint and save money at the same time? The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the biggest climate bill in U.S. history, will help many Americans reduce their home … more
When our society finds a better way to archive public records for the people, it will have the full support of this newspaper. Public notices (legals) are the surest way to let the citizens know … more
A few years ago, I was appointed to the board of the East Jefferson Fire Rescue when it was undergoing a transition to having members from specific districts, as opposed to at-large. I served … more
As Congress and many state legislatures get under way for the year, there are lots of new lawmakers out there starting to learn the ropes. It’s an exhilarating, exhausting time, and … more
Let’s talk more reasonably about the large city-owned property bordered by San Juan, F, Walker, and Blaine streets, Shall we?  For thousands of years this area was probably an important … more
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