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On a sunny Tuesday morning 80 years ago on the 30th of May, troops from Battery G and the fort’s regimental band mustered in front of the Fort Worden movie theater in preparation for the annual … more
After reading Dean Miller’s column in the May 8th Leader I thought, people who can’t do better, make excuses. Publishing a weekly local paper isn’t about selling ads. If no one is … more
The Port of Port Townsend has given notice that it intends to seek a $.45/$1,000 assessed property tax levy. While I fully understand the Port’s need for the funds, I am not sure we can … more
I am writing this letter to address an unacceptable situation. The access road to Fort Townsend State Park is in deplorable condition. The county maintains the first half mile from SR19. The state is … more
Driving the foggy crossing from Indian Island the other morning, I thought of the 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne on a similar bridge and the example it set for nobodies like me when deciding who to … more
In this week’s edition of The Leader you’ll notice a photo essay in our section C. The Rhody Keepsake, as we call it. It is a compilation of our team’s hard work, bouncing from … more
You can see part of a wonderfully peculiar future for Port Townsend in the 27 huge shipping crates recently delivered to Pete and Cathy Langley’s foundry. The sturdy boxes protect hundreds … more
Ah, spring. The flowers have proliferated, and local golfers have, too. A new restaurant at the PT golf course, The Dusty Green, has even sprouted. Golf brings us to this week’s book report. … more
I am proud to be a boomer – the largest, richest, best-educated generation in history. We brought the world rock stars and Barack Obama, personal computers and GPS, social and environmental … more
Last week the weather was great for almost anything. There were two performances of the Wearable Art Show, another Wednesday afternoon meeting of vintage cars at the Port Ludlow Village Center, a … more
The good people of Port Townsend and Jefferson County are witnessing the first salvos of what used to be called a newspaper war. That’s still at the heart of it, although it now includes news … more
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This year, Jefferson Land Trust is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Our work is guided by a five-year strategic plan, a 100-year conservation plan, and a commitment to “forever” stated … more
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