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When Mayor Deborah Stinson and the City Council announced their top pick for City Manager had signed and returned Port Townsend’s job offer letter, we thought Port Townsend taxpayers would be … more
It’s not comfortable for a community to dissect itself in a debate about something like a hangman’s knot brandished in the face of all who pass through the center of town, but it’s … more
Wouldn’t this be a good time to amend the bronze plaque at the gate to Memorial Field? Pried off by thieves who likely meant to pawn it, it was recovered and is at Pete and Cathy … more
If you’ve had to spend a night, or even a few hours in a hospital bed, you know the healing process can take a detour 30 days after you get back home, when the bills begin to … more
A simple correction sets the record straight when a newspaper makes a simple mistake. When we are supplied with evidence of an error, we print a formal correction. You’ll see one below, … more
Asked about the latest City Council plan to extend his contract another six months, David Timmons says it reminds him of The Godfather: Part III. “Just when I thought I was out,” actor … more
When my grandfather’s uncle Charlie married in 1908, the local paper reported: “The groom, who is well-known in Port Townsend, is one of Blyn’s popular and prosperous young … more
The more we study the problem of Anderson Lake’s poisoned water, the less clear it is what should be done. After all, tourists plummet from the rim of the Grand Canyon and are stomped by … more
As a writer, I’m always humbled by how restrained Lincoln was. He had all the biggest issues on his plate, yet he distilled when you’d expect the opposite. The top-billed talker at … more
In this week’s edition of The Leader you’ll notice a photo essay in our section C. The Rhody Keepsake, as we call it. It is a compilation of our team’s hard work, bouncing from … more
You can see part of a wonderfully peculiar future for Port Townsend in the 27 huge shipping crates recently delivered to Pete and Cathy Langley’s foundry. The sturdy boxes protect hundreds … more
Budding journalists may not agree on much other than this: they’d all love to work at the New York Times. And despite what preconceived notions you might have about its liberal bias, the … more
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