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My career in the fire service began humbly more than 30 years ago. I started as a high school intern and progressed to volunteer and then career firefighter. For the past 17 years, I have been one of your elected fire commissioners. more
Did you know that, of the $18 million general fund for the Port Townsend School district, $3 million comes from local levies? While the vast majority (close to $15 million) comes from state and … more
There are subtle quirks on the walls inside Salish Coast Elementary School. One in particular caught my eye. A paper taped near a classroom door depicted a cartoon battery with a plus sign on the … more
The city of Port Townsend needs fire and emergency medical services, and Proposition 1 on the Feb. 12 special election ballot would solidify its relationship with East Jefferson Fire Rescue District … more
More than a decade ago, the city of Port Townsend decided to combine its tax base with that of East Jefferson Fire Rescue. But over the past 10 years, the tax bases have remained separate and … more
Unwritten rules plague many a small town. Ours included. There’s good and bad in that situation which can often be dependent upon who you know. And most of us prefer to live in these … more
The year is 1994 and it takes a full minute to connect to the unthinkably slow 24 kilobytes per second World Wide Web. At the time, one could access the internet at the public library or take … more
Jefferson County faced its fair share of doom and gloom during the past 12 months. Our downtown renovation plagued traffic and forced more than one business to close its doors. Port … more
Folks have lots of time off this time of year. Indoor time, mostly, wondering when the days will actually seem longer. more
You may think it is the time of year for Christmas music or eggnog or colder weather, but you are wrong. It is the time for partying with your friends. Believe it or not, they are everywhere. BJ … more
When is the last time you used cash to make a purchase? Go ahead, look in your wallet and compare the plastics to the papers. With which of those do you use to make most of your purchases? That … more
The internet is not what it used to be. Since its launch, it has changed humanity. more
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