Letters to the Editor
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We must all be aware of the importance of having a viable and well trained fire and rescue organization when the need for such services arises. Well trained personnel are a highly valuable resource … more
Repurposing the golf course for recreation purposes makes a lot of sense. However, recreation does not have to be an exclusive use. Dedicating a small corner of the freed-up land to affordable … more
As secretary of the Marrowstone Island Foundation for the past 3 1/2 years, I’ve worked closely with EJFR and I urge you to join me in voting YES for the levy lifts. Why? • Their last … more
I’m not sure how I’ll vote regarding the proposed large increase in fire and emergency services levies. My EMS/fire taxes have already increased 38 percent because of the recent 38 … more
Many Democrats in leadership positions have spoken out against the violence and the intentions of Bolsonaro’s supporters storming Brazil’s key federal buildings yesterday. However, the … more
This letter is to ask for your support in the upcoming levy lift for East Jefferson Fire Rescue. EJFR has not had a rate increase since 2011. Their budget, as it now stands, can only be increased … more
Some people in need (and their families) are not aware of help that is readily available. Low-income folks who need assistance paying their bills can contact St. Vincent de Paul-East Jefferson … more
Everybody knows that Jefferson County is in the middle of a housing crisis. We all know good people who have been negatively impacted by this crisis.  Like anything, we can’t manage … more
Forty-five and more years ago, Port Townsend was like Cannery Row. Decently-paid, productive jobs were available. There were more fishing boats and fewer puke-er boats in the harbor. There … more
Those of us who have been here a long time (I served on the city council from 1981-83 and as mayor from 1983-93) do not only see the beauty of this place, we fought to protect it.  Citizens, … more
An octopus has nine brains. An octopus has three hearts. An octopus has both short and long term memory. An octopus can solve unique puzzles using contemplative thought. An octopus receives no … more
The U.N. has declared that “Housing is a human right.” But for far too many working individuals, families, people with disabilities, and seniors living on a fixed income, the lack of … more
Many Democrats in leadership positions have spoken out against the violence and the intentions of Bolsonaro’s supporters storming Brazil’s key federal buildings yesterday. However, … more
I strongly support East Jefferson Fire Rescue’s ballot measures to increase funding for fire and emergency services. I was in my first term on city council when we last voted to increase the … more
Port Townsend, Brinnon, Quilcene, and Chimacum school districts are pleased to recognize the service of our elected school board members. These 20 dedicated volunteers work diligently to oversee our … more
Recently The Leader had an outstanding article about the shelters which are built by Community Build. The reporter identified these shelters as tiny houses. I would like to clarify that there are … more
The Port Townsend Food Bank is blessed to be located in the Mountain View Commons for many reasons. One of the best parts of our location is the amazing crew from the parks and facilities. Brenda, … more
This letter is regarding the levy for our East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR).  I believe this levy (composed of two propositions) must be passed for the following reasons: One: EJFR has not … more
Students at Chimacum High School/Middle School want (need) after-school tutoring in math, writing, science, social studies, and more.  Sessions will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:20 … more
A few years ago, I was appointed to the board of the East Jefferson Fire Rescue when it was undergoing a transition to having members from specific districts, as opposed to at-large. I served … more
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