Letters to the Editor
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Port Townsend City Council, enough already. The debate over the future of the golf course has gotten uglier and you, council members, have a responsibility and duty to temper the rhetoric and end a … more
Jefferson County Solid Waste wants to double fees for those who “self-haul” (take their trash to the transfer station). At the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on April … more
The tail sure does wag the dog in Port Townsend. The small, loud group insisting we build them a new pool seems unfazed by the newest guesstimate of $37 million to $52 million, a titanic … more
This is a plea, for the Humane Society, for help with the large spring influx of homeless cats and kittens. Helping would involve caring for or fostering a pregnant mother, or a mother with … more
Does the city know how to fix potholes? I’ve noticed that the city has begun to address the pothole problem on our streets. I doubt that the way that it’s being done is effective. I … more
We just saw "Redd" at Key City Public Theatre and highly recommend it as an engaging glimpse into a classic “fairy tale” that many have heard. But, depending on your culture, this telling … more
Port Townsend’s local theater has done it again. After a gripping production of "The People Downstairs," Key City Public Theatre has produced a winner with "Redd."    While … more
Tribe is not a “label initially used only by Euro-Americans to categorize indigenous people.”“Period.”The word tribe derives from Latin tribus, old French tribu, mid English … more
Based on the comments made recently in The Leader by Mr. Van Lelyveld, there appears to be considerable confusion about costs and benefits associated with the ongoing attempt to change or eliminate … more
I want to make a pitch for good government — and by that I mean, the belief that government can be a force for good. Call me naïve — and I recently was called naïve … more
To golf or not to golf seems to be the question regarding uses of the lovely chunk of open land in the center of our town. I have followed, with interest, the opinions and ideas of others on … more
Thank you for your wonderful article regarding the four exceptional students at Port Townsend High School who are building an outdoor basketball court for our community. So often, teens are looked at … more
Recently, the Jefferson County Library District was awarded $35,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funding by the county commissioners to support our Digital Equity Navigator program. Prior to that, … more
Drive carefully as our new fawns are coming soon.  It is estimated that 120 humans are killed annually nationally by deer mostly running out in front of our cars.  Good to slow down … more
In the March 29 issue of The Leader, an op-ed piece appeared which joined the words “extremism” and “tribalism,” both used in a pejorative sense to reflect the writer’s … more
Gabe Van Lelyveld’s letter on March 29 falsely claims a $42,000 average subsidy for the golf course. If we assume he is right and given our population of 10,000-plus this works out to less … more
I read with great interest your article about the guy who carved a cedar tree into a “Raccoon Lodge.”  Wow! Awesome!  I saw a tree stump to the right. This is a perfect … more
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
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