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The mayor and several members of Port Townsend’s upper crust have scolded me for the tone The Leader took last week when pressuring City Hall to release details of the contract with Port … more
— “I expected your town to be much prettier,” a downcast woman from faraway Missouri recently told me at the Visitor’s Center. I’d heard this before. The first thing … more
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You have probably heard of the new “FaceApp” developed by a Russian Company that takes your picture and then modifies it according to your instructions. The app runs on your smartphone … more
They left fifty years ago yesterday and arrived fifty years ago this Saturday and most of us of a certain age remember where we were when it happened. In addition, any of us who were in the military … more
Old Goats Head Soup: Sometimes you CAN get what you want. But it may not be what you need. Two examples: The Rolling Stones just relaunched their latest tour and will be in Seattle next month. … more
Last week had it all with an unusually rainy day in July, a laser light show instead of fireworks on Independence Day at Fort Worden, and a whale watching expedition on the Puget Sound … more
It was Karen who eventually noticed something was off. Our cheesepuff-loving pal, the puppy with boundless energy, seemed down. The unwavering love of a dog may be the greatest gift one can … more
Dear Leader Intern, In a way, I was pleased that Charlie Bermant, the host of KPTZ radio’s news show, walked into the middle of your interview, interrupted you and conducted his own … more
The summer has arrived with events, parties, barbecues, fireworks, concerts, holidays, grandson visits and cold beverages. At least we can watch the Women’s World Cup in the relative comfort of … more
After two-and-a-half years of living above my Port Townsend Leader office, my wife, Karen, and our two fuzzy children, Ronin and Nula, have finally moved into a house in Port Townsend. Until now, … more
The future of the PT golf course seems uncertain, but maybe it’s doing its part for world peace. Wha?? There’s an old maxim that one golf-playing nation has never invaded another … more
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You may have noticed, this summer has turned into an almost continuous display of American Flags in Port Ludlow, Port Hadlock and Chimacum. The inclement weather of Presidents’ Day last … more
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