Letters to the Editor
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Pop quiz: How much does the city subsidize the Port Townsend Golf Course every year? $5,000? $10,000? Or were you under the impression that the golf course actually generates money for the … more
Thinking about the trajectories historical events take us on can be uplifting and dispiriting. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Greenwich Village in 1911 that killed 146 people (mostly women) … more
Property owners responsible for right-of-ways? I don’t understand. The city makes plans for plantings and then expects others to maintain them? Is this demand serving the community and … more
All over the country, historic post offices have been made accessible.  The solution for ours is not complicated, as Jack McCreary of DASH noted. And unlike the grotesque, vertical … more
I read with some alarm the suggestion that archers should patrol our streets to cull the herds of deer which would make it safe for geraniums while also supplying venison.   To be sure, the … more
Well it is pretty obvious after reading the Health and Wellness insert in the Feb. 1 Leader that we do not need a Health and Wellness Center because we already have one.  Our whole town is a … more
The Leader’s story, “Lawsuit over Southeast Alaska fisheries makes waves locally,” covered Wild Fish Conservancy’s (WFC) misguided lawsuit which has serious implications for … more
Please, Leader, stop insulting people who speak up about the loss of biodiversity by publicly labeling them tree huggers. Google the phrase and you’ll find it’s a derogatory jab meant … more
Some key points were omitted from the article published in the most recent edition The Leader.   A major one was the amount of appreciation expressed at the March 9 meeting for the 70-year … more
As our elected officials and community members struggle to decide what to do with Port Townsend Golf Course, I suggest they look no farther than Sequim’s Carrie Blake Park to envision … more
The new windows being installed at the main Port Townsend Post Office cast light on an old problem: Only the able-bodied can climb the 13 steep steps into the building. There are no ramps nor … more
The plan to turn over streetside and roadside maintenance duties from the City to adjacent property owners, is positive in a number of ways but there is one major flaw: Adjacent property owners may … more
I’m writing in response to Lynne Stryker’s letter to the editor. In her letter, which was really an open letter to another resident of Port Townsend, she stated that she would use Mace … more
Deer following you? Between May and July, most does give birth to one or two fawns. And like any mother, she has a strong instinct to protect her young from harm. You may not see yourself as a … more
Sometimes things just don’t make sense. For example, why is the Port of Port Townsend purchasing the Short’s Farm in Chimacum? Today I believe I found the answer in a Leader news article … more
The Port Townsend City Council planning meeting on Feb. 13 focused on providing affordable housing in Port Townsend for resident workers and long-term residents, many of whom don’t have the … more
Thanks for your article and opinion pieces about the usage of the fairgrounds.  I didn’t know that there was a question about, perhaps, poor management of the grounds. I’m not … more
Your Feb. 23 headline article “Fair association turns microscope on itself” reporting Jefferson County Fair Association self-governance failure, reminds me of your mud-drag event … more
I attended the Jefferson County Fair Board meeting on Feb. 9 because I believe in the vision that former manager Danny McEnerney put forth for a year-round facility providing family-oriented … more
Did you hear or read about in the Jan. 25 Leader the “State of the City” speech?  If you did, you may have noticed that there was some money for streets but not enough, some money … more
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