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As the days get shorter and nights get windier, the homeless shelter in the basement of the American Legion Post 26 in Port Townsend plans to begin its winter schedule on Oct. 20. The shelter will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. seven days a week. more
The Chimacum School District candidates’ forum Oct. 14 managed to fit in the six total candidates vying for the Position 2, 3 and 4 seats, starting with Mike Aman and Mickey Nagy facing off over the open Position 2 seat on the board. more
Bernie Arthur is running for City Council. But his biggest concern is getting people to vote in the first place. “I watched the last election for City Council and only about 3,600 people voted,” Arthur said during a candidate forum hosted by the Port Townsend Kiwanis club on Oct. 9. “But the total amount of registered voters in the city is more than 7,000. That means more than half didn’t vote at all.” more
Sometimes a local tourism event does exactly what it’s supposed to and last weekend’s Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival seemed to be one such case. Mulling over their choices in a … more
Leader news staff news@ptleader.com A Jefferson County jury found a Chimacum man guilty of 8 counts of animal cruelty after a trial on Oct. … more
Washington alpinist Fay Pullen can never get high enough. She’s been bagging peaks in the Cascades for over 50 years and has climbed the top 100 highest peaks on the eastern side of the Olympics. more
The Port Townsend School of Woodworking recently completed work, for now, on a project for the Seattle Children’s Hospital, intended to provide solace for families who need it. more
With the unofficial end of wildfire season just days away, area firefighters are breathing a sigh of relief knowing there were no serious conflagrations this fire season in Jefferson County. more
With the number of functions that fire and emergency medical service agencies in East Jefferson County routinely provide, the Port Ludlow Fire District and JeffCom 911 have supplied The Leader with some tips on how the public can help first responders help them in turn. more
Voters will decide this November whether to tax themselves to help the Port of Port Townsend fund capital projects. more
Work continues on the 440-foot, two-lane concrete girder bridge spanning Kilisut Harbor just west of Marrowstone Island. more
Cheri Scalf was presented the 2019 Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Award by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center on Oct. 3, in honor of the nearly three decades she’s spent working on the restoration of salmon runs on the Olympic Peninsula. more
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