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Thanksgiving was great with nice weather, family gatherings, excellent food, fine wine, pro football, college football, World Cup “futbol,” and even a kickball game. (I was a pinch … more
The “pothole” crew did its annual maintenance on my street this week. It reminds me that President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill, ostensibly for roads and bridges, passed … more
This is in response to the letter by Sandra Stowell in the November 16th paper. It’s unfortunate that she does not understand the game and business of golf. She suggests that golf could be … more
Have you spent time at the Port Townsend Golf Course, a viable local business?  Did you ever invite friends to laugh and holler as you hit a bucket of balls, or golf solo for the pleasure of … more
As reported in last week’s Leader, the sheriff’s candidates’ post-election statements reflected the character they demonstrated during the race. Art Frank congratulated Joe Nole … more
You might think a town with a lot of environmentally-conscious old folks would have a streetscape where everyone – including disabled people – could safely and conveniently opt out of … more
The following is my personal opinion and not that of the Envisioning PT Golf Course and Mountain View Commons stakeholder’s committee, of which I am a member.  For nearly 30 years, … more
I am in awe of businesses that can somehow rise above the goal of just making money and make closely held values the core inspiration for business choices. Friends have suggested I check out … more
Events this summer brought together local leaders and residents concerned about affordable housing. There was broad consensus that policy changes in Port Townsend should reflect what people working … more
Hey, kids. What time is it? A. It’s the time of the year to watch more TV!   How about getting paid to watch TV — in Honolulu, Hawaii? I did that.   I also … more
This is regarding the city’s proposed action to remove an art installation, Kevin Mason’s “Raccoon Lodge,” in the 1300 block of Clay Street.  Rather than work with … more
In a Nov. 2 opinion piece, “Housing for Whom? Why PT Needs to Get Density Right,” Jaisri Lingappa argues against the city adopting zoning changes allowing for greater density … more
Although a completely electrified transit system would be ideal, the technology is not yet available to serve all of our county’s topography and rural travel distances. The new Jefferson … more
I am sad to see that local fans of the Port Townsend golf course choose to promote the idea that only a golf course = green space.   They imply that those of us who want access to the … more
It is a business. Imagine city going to the port saying Boat Haven would make a great park with beach, trails, picnic tables, play area, and public bathrooms. They would say no.  The golf … more
In my comfy rocker, with a stack of classic Thanksgiving issues of “Saveur” and “Gourmet.” I flipped through glossy pages of perfect pies, when a memory of my 10 fingers … more
What do libraries, schools, and farms have in common? In Jefferson County, they are all part of the Community Seed Project, working toward a common goal to improve and preserve the genetic diversity … more
National Public Radio recently aired a story about Seattle runners getting bludgeoned by barred owls in city parks.  Barred owls are territorial and their behavior is temporary while guarding … more
We had a fast-paced October with Girls’ Night Out and all the haunted fun we could pack into October. Now we are gearing up for holiday happenings.  Our “Ring in the … more
Well, it was an old-fashioned “butt kickin!” It wasn’t a “red tsunami” or a “red wave” even though they may have come to also qualify as unexpected … more
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