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“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
Joseph Wambaugh’s books on the camaraderie and tomfoolery of policing weighed large on my teenage mind so my first career aspiration was to be a cop. As I made my way through high school … more
Is August always this fun? The opportunities for entertainment exceed the needs of all but the most discontented sourpuss. Heck, they even exceed the indictments delivered to our former president. … more
On July 20, a seemingly ordinary day of pickleball drills took a bizarre turn when a woman brazenly stole a 3-gallon Coleman blue ice chest, packed with fresh organic produce, from under a tree in … more
I’m daydreaming of a world tour of cucumber salad as I water my garden. It’s on my bucket list to grow all thirteen cucumbers from my favorite seed company — “Renee’s … more
 There was quite an impressive paean to a PT theatre —  on Page 1 — of The Seattle Times recently ... more
Dear Editor: To my fellow Port Townsend citizens, Iam mourning. I fear the decision to chop up the golf course is a fatal mistake... more
Dear Editor: What does it cost to build an aquatic facility? I hadn't a clue what the cost should be... more
Dear Editor: The recent The Port Townsend Council meeting proved to all that the fix was in from the beginning to build houses for the wealthy... more
Dear Editor: I have canceled my subscription to The Leader because of the lack of coverage of transgender people... more
Dear Editor, I would like to extend my gratitude to (former Leader Editor) Brian Kelly for revisiting this case with your recent article in the Port Townsend Leader... more
As a bogey golfer, and a lifelong resident of Port Townsend who has spent four decades as a volunteer and elected in city government, I have some familiarity with how consultant-driven processes … more
I confess, I enjoy washing my car and on occasion I enjoy washing BJ’s car. Last weekend was a great weekend to wash a car, so I did. I started out last Friday afternoon in Port Townsend. … more
On July 16, 1945, the Atomic Age began. And this weekend, a film detailing it, “Oppenheimer,” opens at the Rose. I’ve taken an interest in the Manhattan Project for years. I … more
The (almost) five-hour Port Townsend City Council meeting Monday night was (almost) the culmination of 10 months of meetings with stakeholder groups, all focused on the problem with the Port Townsend … more
The Leader had a front-page story about spending $5-plus million to destroy the character of our sweet little golf course to create a “central park.”   Two points: PT is not a … more
I read the letters and stories in The Leader about the city golf course. As I work I have been unable to attend any of the open houses so my knowledge is limited. I have some questions that I hope … more
Our community is currently developing plans to replace the failing Mountain View Pool. Pools have a history of providing wonderful programs for kids, and we certainly need that here. But I’d … more
Get involved in stewarding Port Townsend’s community rain gardens! Be a part of Port Townsend’s natural stormwater solutions by helping to care for one of the many rain gardens … more
Since ancient times, gardeners have grown vegetables, fruits, and herbs in containers for practical and ornamental purposes. Early terra cotta pots were used to grow crops like pomegranates, fennel, … more
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