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While I understand and support the sentiment expressed in the editorial about the need for, and editorial support for, ‘transparency’ in the public interest, I strongly disagree with the approach … more
It is depressing to read about the never-ending verbal sparring of our political parties and elected officials, and lately I’ve been wondering if anything really gets accomplished. In that frame … more
As the coach for the Port Townsend High School cross country team, I write weekly updates for the Leader. I have found this to be a frustrating experience. Initially, my write-ups were reconstructed … more
In the newsletter that arrived in my inbox this week from Congressman Derek Kilmer, he made note of his input in the recent funding bill that will ensure that “the FEC will have to send Congress a … more
Hello, Jefferson County. I’ve been working in the background for the past two months as the interim managing editor of The Leader. Today, I can officially say the “interim” tag has … more
With the election year upon us, I wanted to write a note to wish the candidates the best of luck in running a fair and ethical campaign. I did want to add a request to all those running that they … more
 I woke up to nurse my baby and could not go back to sleep. I listened to my toddler’s and my baby’s breath and I started thinking how blessed we were and trying to imagine how hard it is for … more
During my term as Prosecuting Attorney, my office handled cases involving Alyssa Reed on more than one occasion. Alyssa could be the poster child for the deadly combination of substance abuse, … more
rk fees to rise by $5 in June” in the April 25 edition of The Leader, I’m heartened by progress Congress is making toward addressing the $11 billion maintenance backlog at national parks across … more
We are aware of the rapid increase of the deer population in our town. Sadly, it is to their detriment. Many appear to be underfed, unhealthy looking, and it is sad to see them and their young … more
Grassroots Coalition needed ASAP. Write your elected officials immediately. Instead of fixing our local problems, waste taxpayer time and money drafting another stupid Resolution. The nonstop drone … more
Patrick J. Kennedy, son of the longtime Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, stated he grew up in a home that had a bulletproof vest in every … more
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