Arts and Entertainment
Reverse-engineering of the dominant paradigm
The round-the-clock onslaught of digital media has changed what it means to be human, and a husband and wife duo from Portland aim to …
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The mark of an artist
When Jeff Lark sits down to create his unique miniature sculptures, he has no idea what will happen. “Most of the time, I have …
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‘Shazam!’ is for the kid in all of us
One of the great gifts of the modern age of cinematic superheroes is seeing characters who were considered obscure, even by my fellow …
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Community Calendar for April 17, 2019
Editor’s note: Please send all event notices to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the publication date. Entries …
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Local news
WSF cancels limited number of PT, Coupeville sailings

On April 19, due to tidal currents, Washington State Ferries’ 8 and 9:30 a.m. sailings from Port Townsend have been cancelled, as have its 8:45 and 10:15 a.m. sailings from …

City raises stormwater, waste rates
The Port Townsend City Council approved a capital surcharge of $6 a month on the city’s stormwater customers and an increase in the solid waste collection rate with its existing collection company, but not without some debate among the council members, and one show-and-tell exhibit from a current waste disposal customer.
On 4/20/2019, more and stronger weed
Since Initiative 502, which decriminalizes recreational marijuana, was voted into law in November 2012, industry insiders have witnessed many changes to both the quality and quantity of marijuana.
Tariffs and the harbor town
Look no farther than the re-launch of schooner Adventuress if you want to find collateral damage in the trade war President Trump declared by hitting thousands of Chinese and other goods with new tariffs.
Chimacum hosts 1st multi-school robotics fair on campus
The Chimacum Robotics Fair marked a culmination of firsts for the Chimacum School District’s robotics program; its first time vying for and making it to the district and semifinal competitions for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO Robotics League, and Chimacum’s first time hosting a multi-school district robotics competition on its own campus April 13.
On the calendar
Community Calendar for April 3, 2019

Editor’s note: Please send all event notices to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the publication date. Entries submitted after that time will not be published in the calendar the following week.

Community Calendar for March 27, 2019

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Obituaries
Robert Morris Brown, Jr was born May 23, 1930 at Warren PA to Robert Morris Brown and Loraine Welty Brown Robert lived in Pittsburgh and Bradford PA and graduated from Bradford High School in 1949 …
Joyce passed away peacefully at Life Care Center, under the care of Hospice. In Port Townsend Washington. With family by her side. Joyce L. O’Neal was born in Kansas City MO. To Claire …
Mike Newton passed away after a battle in ICU at Virginia Mason Hospital. Mike was born Dec. 6 1963 in Wisconsin to John and Darlene Newton. He leaves behind his wife, Melanie, and five …
Dr. Richard Hansen passed away March 23, 2019 after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Born in Jersey City in 1941, he earned a Doctorate in Psychology from Columbia University.  At Columbia, …
Kathleen “Kathy” Ellen Smith (Welch) died peacefully on April 9, 2019 in Port Townsend, WA. She was 80 years old. Kathy was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, much of that time …
Columnists

A Car Show, Powerball Winners and ‘Says You’

At the end of last week’s column I included a quote about “risk-taking.” The other day a squirrel in the path of my car and a car approaching from the other direction took a big …

4-20 Confessions of an Ex-Pothead Journalist

I’m sitting in a hockey arena in Montreal, in The Eagles’ dressing room.  It’s the group’s first tour. I have my reporter’s notebook, getting ready to interview …
Opinion

Letter: Where I’ve Come To Be

If you stay herethere’s a chance that you mightfall in love with a fisherman orhis boat or the placewhere clouds bow over the bay. By water I’ve come to rest,to recognize the need to …

Letter: Word choice questioned

In the article about the recent event sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association and the Sound Defense Alliance (“Sound Defense Alliance Organizes Against Growlers”) that …