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On Sept. 20, The Leader received a tip that within the last few months several employees had quit the U.S. Post Office in Port Townsend due to management issues. The Leader approached a carrier … more
It’s one of the most complicated issues Heidi Eisenhour deals with in her job as county commissioner. “There are many jurisdictions involved and the counties are the least involved … more
“It’s as if the PDA (Fort Worden Public Development Authority) got sprayed by a skunk and there wasn’t enough tomato juice. Rightly or wrongly, mistakes had been made and they kind … more
Sunflower sea stars are important predators in our ocean ecosystems. Scientists are discovering just how important these Stars are due to their decline. One of those scientists will be visiting Port … more
An ad placed by the city has appeared in The Leader’s classifieds, seeking bids through Sept. 21 for the demolition and disposal of the Cherry Street building intended for affordable housing. … more
The city council met Monday evening one final time to workshop possibilities for the golf course before their final decision, slated for Sept. 26. Chris Jones of Groundswell presented two … more
A man was arrested Sunday, Sept. 10 for stabbing his wife in the neck the day before. A passerby found her and called in the domestic violence incident. At the arrest Sunday, he stabbed himself, too. … more
A woman drove through the Papa Murphy’s door and into the lobby around noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29.  According to Deputy Chief Jeff Thaxton, the woman lost control of her vehicle; she … more
Current Civic Poet of Seattle Shin Yu Pai knows disconnect. But she also knows belonging. “My interest in writing poetry stemmed from finding that language in which I could express … more
Investigators suspect that on the night of March 31, Michael Ardell Curtis, 45, broke into Fat Smitty’s Restaurant located at the bottom of Discovery Bay. “Curtis used an unknown … more
Jonathan S. Tomlin, 52, was charged in Jefferson County Superior Court of Assault in the Second Degree with the use of a deadly weapon — in this case, his pitbull, Rosie. Port Townsend … more
The end of every outdoor concert should have a lantern parade and brass band play out the crowd. As my partner and I were leaving the Parade Grounds after Fleet Foxes’ performance Friday … more
A police officer purchased an unhoused man a brand new guitar after he reported his stolen earlier this month. more
Nightfall at Point Wilson is usually a quiet affair. Visitors disappear from the path to the lighthouse. The breeze and the surf blur the day's footprints. The sky behind the lighthouse shifts to a … more
The history of Chimacum is rich, textured, and now at our fingertips, thanks to author Nancy McDaniel. more
If you are planning a trip south, be advised that beginning at midnight Friday, Aug. 18, Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest implemented a complete ban on all campfires, including charcoal. more
Amid the golf course buzz at last month’s city council meeting, another key moment occurred: Deputy Chief Jeff Thaxton was sworn in to the Port Townsend Police Department on July 17. … more
The Port Townsend Police Department received a total of 189 calls for service between Saturday, Aug. 12 and Friday, Aug. 18. Below are selected reports. At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 on the … more
“22 years and I just found the spot you were saving for me / Thanks for keeping it secret so I don’t have to share / The rock is still a little warm, so I’m going to sit here a … more
Letting go of a corporate job after achieving a management- level position might be intimidating for some. But Robert Evans, a 17-year veteran of the tire industry, is among those brave enough to do it. more
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