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I’m daydreaming of a world tour of cucumber salad as I water my garden. It’s on my bucket list to grow all thirteen cucumbers from my favorite seed company — “Renee’s … more
 There was quite an impressive paean to a PT theatre —  on Page 1 — of The Seattle Times recently ... more
Dear Editor: To my fellow Port Townsend citizens, Iam mourning. I fear the decision to chop up the golf course is a fatal mistake... more
Dear Editor: What does it cost to build an aquatic facility? I hadn't a clue what the cost should be... more
Dear Editor: The recent The Port Townsend Council meeting proved to all that the fix was in from the beginning to build houses for the wealthy... more
Dear Editor: I have canceled my subscription to The Leader because of the lack of coverage of transgender people... more
Dear Editor, I would like to extend my gratitude to (former Leader Editor) Brian Kelly for revisiting this case with your recent article in the Port Townsend Leader... more
As a bogey golfer, and a lifelong resident of Port Townsend who has spent four decades as a volunteer and elected in city government, I have some familiarity with how consultant-driven processes … more
I confess, I enjoy washing my car and on occasion I enjoy washing BJ’s car. Last weekend was a great weekend to wash a car, so I did. I started out last Friday afternoon in Port Townsend. … more
On July 16, 1945, the Atomic Age began. And this weekend, a film detailing it, “Oppenheimer,” opens at the Rose. I’ve taken an interest in the Manhattan Project for years. I … more
The (almost) five-hour Port Townsend City Council meeting Monday night was (almost) the culmination of 10 months of meetings with stakeholder groups, all focused on the problem with the Port Townsend … more
The Leader had a front-page story about spending $5-plus million to destroy the character of our sweet little golf course to create a “central park.”   Two points: PT is not a … more
I read the letters and stories in The Leader about the city golf course. As I work I have been unable to attend any of the open houses so my knowledge is limited. I have some questions that I hope … more
Our community is currently developing plans to replace the failing Mountain View Pool. Pools have a history of providing wonderful programs for kids, and we certainly need that here. But I’d … more
Get involved in stewarding Port Townsend’s community rain gardens! Be a part of Port Townsend’s natural stormwater solutions by helping to care for one of the many rain gardens … more
Since ancient times, gardeners have grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs in containers for practical and ornamental purposes. Early terra cotta pots were used to grow crops like pomegranates, fennel, … more
I harvested a gigantic bouquet of French tarragon from the garden. It sits in a vase on my kitchen island while I figure out what to do with it all. My first inclination is to make herb vinegar … more
Half the town wants the golf course so even if the hybrid means there are other things on the acreage please don’t make the golf course a hybrid. Leave the driving range and Hole #5 as is. … more
On Saturday I took Jefferson Transit from Port Townsend to the Kingston ferry; sadly I was the only rider on the bus.   We are lucky to have such a great service here, and I feel like many … more
I was shocked to see stacks of boxes containing national secrets in a bathroom, ballroom, and storage room. The lives of our assets in foreign countries depend on keeping their identities secret. Our … more
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