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I’m saddened but not surprised by the City Council’s dismissal of Scott Walker from the Non-Motorized Transportation Advisory Board.Scott has been a visionary, tireless advocate and worker for … more
Many candidates have announced their plans to run as elected officials for different seats throughout Jefferson County.Beginning on Monday, those who have announced will have to officially file to … 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
I always look forward to the Rhododendron Festival every year. A time when the town can get together and have fun. The parade brings out a good crowd, with our royalty, bands floats from other … more
Once again, Ms. Sullivan erred in print April 18 (Letters to the Editor, “Navy activities are worth questioning”).The extra three Growlers given by Boeing to the Navy were to settle a lawsuit … more
What disturbs me most about Statesman’s PR push to pass their urban-style resort is the cynical way they seek to divide the Brinnon community.Their PR materials paint a picture of a bleak and … more
Whidbey Island and our neighboring islands and towns rely on tourism to balance town budgets. Many small businesses of all kinds have emerged to enhance this profitable market sector.Like most small … more
I am a past member of the Jefferson County Planning Commission. Our charge was to review to county’s comprehensive plan, take comments and issue a report.  The comprehensive plan had to address … 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
Twice during the last four days, while walking my leashed Chihuahua, three off-leash dogs charged and intimidated us. Their owners watched it happen. Two of the dogs were much larger than my dog, and … more
In a story in the April 11 issue of The Leader regarding the Cherry Street eightplex, it was stated at the end of the story that this project was “the sole example of anyone making process to solve … more
I have watched with dismay as the Port of Port Townsend administration and commissioners have delayed, ignored and obfuscated the ongoing financial problems of the port to the point of our current … more
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