Letters to the Editor
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Solid waste funding Recently while taking garbage to the county transfer station, I overheard another customer complaining about the new fee structure. It is understandable, but some background … more
Dream City Math Having written dozens of property tax articles in a decade of Leader reporting, I’d say it’s a confusing topic, but here goes: Washington limits increases in … 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
 Avoiding TBD sales tax (legally) Port Townsend’s new 0.3% Transportation Benefit District (TBD) sales tax will take effect on January 1, 2024. So, if you live in the county … more
I have to disagree with Mr. Thielk, which is odd because I think he and I share values and concerns. He would probably disagree with that. (smile) What happens in Jefferson County, Washington … more
Dear Jefferson Community, I wanted to take a moment to express our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for your incredible efforts in organizing and participating in the recent WAVE … more
Tasteless photo To the editor: Where is your taste? You have placed this oh so sad news of another druggie/robber with two pictures on your front page. How can this be when such … more
Our terrible roads Our roads are horrible!! As a fair-weather bike rider, I really see up close how bad they really are. Initiatives passed in the 2000s reduced taxes that were previously used … more
Port Townsend attracts especially creative, talented, engaged citizens from all walks of life. There’s an air of acceptance, as important to the local environment as our Victorian … more
Bahai Convention On September 30th seventy Baha’i’s from the Olympic Peninsula gathered in Port Ludlow under colorful banners, international flags, with jazz musicians and African … more
Hateful letters in The Leader I was once again very distressed to see another letter to the editor last week that reflected what I perceived to be hateful sentiments directed towards migrants … more
Of course   Dear Editor: The purpose of this Email is to address the abandoned Trail Nine course and its impact on the Port Ludlow community. Over the past fifteen years, I have … more
Striped   Dear Editor: I wondered what was going on when the vehicles which normally shoot down Cook Avenue toward town then race across 49th Street to the San Juan curve were … more
My wife and I find ourselves in a real predicament. A project is proposed next to us in a non-gated private community. Syd and I have both been in PT or the area since the early 70s. We plan on … more
As another “tourist-ful” weekend draws to a merciful end, I feel the need to send this out into the world and hope that some of these baboons (apologies to the actual primates for the … more
I am writing after reading The Leader’s Aug. 9 “Perspective” from the Port Townsend mayor regarding the city-owned golf course. Of particular concern to me is the mayor’s … more
St. Paul’s is a small community. It reaches out to embrace members and nonmembers through housing, through the Interfaith Winter Welcoming Center, through meals shared at the VFW and Just Soup, … more
I am wondering if you love Port Townsend as much as I do — it is a great place to live! If so, have you been wondering if you might find a way to get involved? Maybe meet some interesting … more
I want to express my total disgust and mistrust for the methods used by Jefferson County in dealing with solid waste disposal. In particular, the excessive price hikes scheduled to take effect Sept. … more
Wow! The Leader’s editorial clarifying its letter submission policy, once again explicitly “open to the ideas of others,” was very well considered and articulated. During … more
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