Letters to the Editor
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I have been invested in the golf course issue from the beginning by attending stakeholder meetings, town forums, open houses and council meetings. I have listened and tried to understand why a … more
  Approval of the city council’s “Healthier Together Aquatics Center” should be on the ballot for a city-wide vote in November. The center, which hypes one … more
It has become very clear how few Port Townsend residents really benefit from golf. Not from the green space, but from the golf that has kept over 95 percent of PT residents off this green space for … 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
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
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
WHOA! Isn’t it time to take a few deep breaths and hit the pause button on the Port Townsend Golf Course stakeholder scoping process?   Apparently, the plan has been whittled down to … more
I thought the golf course drama would work its own self out. The original premise for its review was it’s a financial drain on city coffers. From what I knew, it was running at minor deficit … more
The golfers of Port Townsend are to be commended for their efforts to save the golf course. They organized. They attended all public meetings en masse, wrote letters to the Leader, and erected yard … more
These are my thoughts on the decision being made July 17th by the city on the future of the golf course. Two choices are being presented by the hired consultant and the stakeholders committee.   … more
What a wonderful experience to listen to seven seniors share their project on May 25 at Fort Worden. The topics were all so different and kept me laughing and listening to the challenges and … more
I went into the third open house for the golf course discussion on June 22 sure that golf is a tremendous waste of space and resources.   I also went in feeling like the golfers in our … more
I attended the open forum this past week regarding the future of the Port Townsend Golf Course. The purpose was to get those in attendance to buy-off on the recommendation from the … more
The decision on whether to allow troll fishing for Chinook salmon in Alaskan waters, the subject of Amy Grondin’s letter in the June 14 issue, is made by the National Marine Fisheries Service … more
I recently attended the open house in regards to the future of the golf course. Weeks before, I personally put together my own hybrid concept that satisfied the needs of the community — at … more
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