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The Port of Port Townsend’s 2018 budget review showed variations from initial projections due to three major events the Port had not expected this year, which caused a loss in projected income. 

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Two prolific and Academy Award-winning filmmakers have been added to the Port Townsend Film Festival schedule in the last week, adding more clout to an already packed event.

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On a brisk, cloudy morning on Hurricane Ridge, veterinarian Allison Case was whispering soothingly to a baby mountain goat. 

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In its 88 years, the 130-foot yacht “Northwind” has not only ferried celebrities, royalty and heads of state, but has also been pressed into service during World War II and the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill, and if all goes according to plan, it could wind up contributing to the efforts to shr…

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On the docks of Point Hudson Marina, a voyage into a post-apocalyptic land unfolded, as the Caravan Stage Company presented “Nomadic Tempest.” For the full story, see page A20. 

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The Port Townsend Police Department will begin closing streets at 11 a.m. Sept. 20 in preparation for the Port Townsend Film Festival. The following are a list of street closures and limitations:

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The Pacific Grace, a 115-foot schooner from Victoria, B.C., sails in the Salish Sea during the 2018 Wooden Boat Festival. 

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Port Townsend's Phyllis Speser has served as a volunteer firefighter for about five years, between her time in an all-volunteer department in rural California, and her current stint as part of East Jefferson Fire Rescue.

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While most of the world is reassessing what the next steps are to combat a recycling problem in the aftermath of China shutting its doors to nearly all materials, a couple of Port Townsend locals are seeking a way to stop the epidemic at its source.

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Overlooking a marina full of wooden boats, more than 50 sailors, sailmakers and Port Townsend community members shuffled sock-footed in and out of the Port Townsend Sail Loft on Sept. 7, eating smoked salmon, drinking beer and waiting their turn to give Carol Hasse, owner of Hasse & Comp…

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Starting in October, the Jefferson County Public Utility District plans to charge a $5 late fee to any electric, water, sewer or combination residential PUD account not paid by the bill's due date.

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The nationally recognized ALICE emergency preparedness training is set to roll out throughout the 2018-19 school year at the Port Townsend School District.

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Graduates of Port Townsend High School who have completed one year or more in an undergraduate, tech or certificated program, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, are invited to apply for continuing education scholarships, sponsored by the Port Townsend High School Scholarship Foundation.

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The Port Townsend School District intends to be “a good neighbor” to the residential neighborhoods surrounding Salish Coast Elementary, but it's asking the parents of its students, as well as any other commuters who happen to be passing through, to aid them in this goal.

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When asked what makes the preschool-through-sixth-grade Swan School special in her eyes, Bonnie White, the assistant head of the school, offered what might seem like a counterintuitive answer.

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Passengers on the Washington State Ferries' Port Townsend/Coupeville are being reduced to single-ferry service, after one of the two ferries serving the route ran aground the afternoon of Sept. 9.

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High school football in Jefferson County kicked off Aug. 31 with Port Townsend battling Coupeville at Memorial Field, Chimacum traveling to Cedar Park Christian and Quilcene hosting Mary Knight. See pages A6-8 for all the details. 

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At the age of 99, Nordland's Patricia “Pat” Burns still hits the links with her girlfriends twice a week, when she's not swimming in the Sound or inviting those same friends over for a round of pickleball on a court she had installed on her property.

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Another recreational marijuana producer and processor business is looking to start up in East Jefferson County, and a number of its prospective neighbors took the time to lodge their objections.

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If the Port Townsend School District's plans work out, the start of school at Salish Coast Elementary shouldn't be delayed by more than five days, and with any luck, the students shouldn't have to make those days up at the end of the school year.

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The Port Hadlock Marina is looking to update the current wood and concrete floating dock and timber pilings with a new concrete and fiberglass floating dock and galvanized steel pilings, in an effort to create a more streamlined dock with a smaller environmental footprint. 

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The Boiler Room Board of Directors is seeking proposals from the community to keep its mission going in Port Townsend. However, if the board does not receive an “actionable plan” by Sept. 19, it will liquidate all assets, including its building.

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What began with the spotting of a then-unidentified mine has ended with the U.S. Navy pledging to maintain oversight of the ordnance used in its training exercises.

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Naval Magazine Indian Island and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island are among the installations expected to take part in an earthquake response and recovery exercise Sept. 5-7.

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Last school year saw Quilcene students working with the Community Boat Project to receive hands-on training in woodworking and maritime building on campus, without having to make the trek all the way to Port Townsend or Port Hadlock.

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Jefferson County Public Health announced Aug. 29 shellfish harvesting is closed at Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay and Kilisut Harbor due to unhealthy levels of marine biotoxins in shellfish. 

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The most recent statement from the Washington State School Directors' Association on school districts' budgets and collective bargaining has sparked a round of responses from the superintendents of the school districts in East Jefferson County.

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Backlit by red, white and blue lights, Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse raises his arms during a performance at Fort Worden on Aug. 25. For a story and more photos, see page B-4. 

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