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In Port Townsend/qatay we’re both tragically blessed and wonderfully cursed to be living with so many other creatures. Raccoons and otters getting into where they shouldn’t. Crows … more
The Feb. 1 item, “Golf course survey puts spotlight on trails,” errs in describing the informal poll as “official” and as a “vote” — a word used four … more
Who is going to pay? We are thankful for the wonderful gift of Chetzemoka Park and that the city is funded to maintain it.   How are we going to pay for the published popular plans for … more
I suspect you may have already realized that the world is actually a little silly much of the time. This week I provide my own contribution to it. If you are a football fan you may have heard … more
In carpentry, sistering is the process of joining two or more structural members together to act as one unified unit.  When builders need to add strength to damaged structures, they will add … more
Regarding the golf course property — what is it that we can not do in PT today that we would only be able to if we closed or repurposed the golf course? With the golf course intact, … more
As I started to read Phil Dinsmore’s letter about the golf course in the Jan. 11 Leader, I was like — wait, there’s a disconnect here. Phil says “for thousands of years … more
We must all be aware of the importance of having a viable and well trained fire and rescue organization when the need for such services arises. Well trained personnel are a highly valuable resource … more
Repurposing the golf course for recreation purposes makes a lot of sense. However, recreation does not have to be an exclusive use. Dedicating a small corner of the freed-up land to affordable … more
As secretary of the Marrowstone Island Foundation for the past 3 1/2 years, I’ve worked closely with EJFR and I urge you to join me in voting YES for the levy lifts. Why? • Their last … more
I’m not sure how I’ll vote regarding the proposed large increase in fire and emergency services levies. My EMS/fire taxes have already increased 38 percent because of the recent 38 … more
What to do with all that prime land if we repurpose our golf course?  I drive by the course virtually every day, and even in the summer, I’m surprised at how few golfers there are. This … more
Roast chicken. So delicious — herby, garlicky roast chicken with a crispy skin.  Every couple of weeks, I’ll roast a whole chicken in my Breville countertop oven. The oven’s … more
It was back in the middle of the last century when a naïve young man, I, matriculated at that bastion of male single sex higher education in Crawfordsville, Indiana known internationally as … more
Many Democrats in leadership positions have spoken out against the violence and the intentions of Bolsonaro’s supporters storming Brazil’s key federal buildings yesterday. However, the … more
This letter is to ask for your support in the upcoming levy lift for East Jefferson Fire Rescue. EJFR has not had a rate increase since 2011. Their budget, as it now stands, can only be increased … more
Some people in need (and their families) are not aware of help that is readily available. Low-income folks who need assistance paying their bills can contact St. Vincent de Paul-East Jefferson … more
Everybody knows that Jefferson County is in the middle of a housing crisis. We all know good people who have been negatively impacted by this crisis.  Like anything, we can’t manage … more
Whilst in the U.S. Navy a few decades back, I handled many classified documents and one day they made me feel much better.  You see, I was on the USS Belmont, one of those intelligence … more
The Jefferson County Department of Community Development would like to notify the public that Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) information, including whether a property is in a Special Flood Hazard … more
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