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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
The Leader headline “‘Central Park’ on golf course estimated at $5.25 million” on June 21 was terribly misleading. While the pre-grant development cost of the project is … more
It’s quite possible Jefferson County residents will soon lose an enjoyable, low-cost way to stay healthy and prevent drowning.   The county’s only public pool, located at the … 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
Fireworks are not usually thought of as music even though they are certainly part of the noise on the Fourth of July.   More pleasant music on the evening of the Fourth was provided by the … more
I am writing to comment on an aspect of golf that I urge the Port Townsend City Council and community to carefully consider as they plan the future direction of the Port Townsend Golf Course.   … more
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