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Fall is here with some welcome cool moisture and lessening daylight.  It also holds fewer “touristas” and lower demand for the ferries, as long as they don’t have a … more
I’m not a golfer. I don’t really care if Port Townsend has a golf course.  However, I do care very much about the estuary and open space that the PT golf course has and … more
Commissioner Greg Brotherton deserves your vote.   On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Jefferson County League of Women voters hosted a county commissioner forum. I urge everyone to visit the … more
Candy corn, the scourge of Hallowe’en. You either love it or you hate it.  It’s the lima beans of candy — the last thing left in many trick-or-treaters’ bags, and much … more
The Port Townsend Main Street Program has some very special events planned for October. For many of us, fall is a favorite time of year, with the changing light, historic buildings framed by … more
In my experience, it is vital to keep our proven and most effective people in leadership during rapidly changing times. We are in such times! I strongly encourage our community to re-elect Greg … more
Please vote for Art Frank for Sheriff. I’ve met with Art Frank several times over the past few months and have been very impressed with his law enforcement background and dedication to … more
How sad it is that election season is once again upon us and people still insist on voting for a color over a candidate! The “Vote Blue No Matter Who” yard signs and rhetoric are back in … more
More violence and mayhem — that seems to be what the recent editorial bias is in our once great PT Leader. Crime is not the “lead” story in Jefferson County. Culture, peace, and … more
My kitchen island is an autumnal still life of winter squashes. Arranged in artistic topsy-turvy are pie pumpkins, buttercups, butternuts, acorns, delicatas, and a green-skinned beauty that looks … more
“Plant lavender for luck.” – Alice Hoffman, “Practical Magic” Lavender offers many gifts to the gardener. It offers fragrant foliage and flowers in shades of purple, … more
Destination: McMinnville, Oregon for a Porsche Club event.  We were trying to stay on the roads not named “I-5,” but after enjoying BJ’s professional navigation of the … more
I read in the last opinion section the letter titled, “Residents Deserve a Safer Tomorrow.” We have safety with Sheriff Nole. We have needed Law Enforcement several times and the response … more
A couple of years ago, just prior to relocating from Seattle, I learned about the Community Build’s project to build shelters and villages for homeless people here. I participated in the … more
There have been several recent letters extolling Greg Brotherton’s achievements in his first term as a county commissioner. None have mentioned Brotherton’s approval of property tax … more
After the years of the pandemic school closures, Olympic Mountain Pet Pals is happy to report that Read to Rover is back with weekly sessions at Chimacum Creek Primary and Salish Coast second-grade … more
In the Oct. 5 edition there was front-page coverage of Mr. Blake Fox’s guilty plea for murder. It’s personal for me. The Leader also provided front-page coverage regarding my son’s … more
When I retired to Port Townsend in the summer of 2000, there were days when I thought I had missed a turn and gone to heaven instead. The weather that summer was sparkling. It even rained a few … more
On the November ballot, the residents of Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue (PLFR) will be asked whether to approve or reject Proposition 1, a merger of PLFR with East Jefferson Fire & … more
For some time, I have been deeply concerned about the homeless in Jefferson County. For years the community produced a lot of talk but little results. That changed when Greg Brotherton was … more
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