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On Saturday I took Jefferson Transit from Port Townsend to the Kingston ferry; sadly I was the only rider on the bus.   We are lucky to have such a great service here, and I feel like many … more
I was shocked to see stacks of boxes containing national secrets in a bathroom, ballroom, and storage room. The lives of our assets in foreign countries depend on keeping their identities secret. Our … more
The Leader headline “‘Central Park’ on golf course estimated at $5.25 million” on June 21 was terribly misleading. While the pre-grant development cost of the project is … more
It’s quite possible Jefferson County residents will soon lose an enjoyable, low-cost way to stay healthy and prevent drowning.   The county’s only public pool, located at the … 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
Fireworks are not usually thought of as music even though they are certainly part of the noise on the Fourth of July.   More pleasant music on the evening of the Fourth was provided by the … more
I am writing to comment on an aspect of golf that I urge the Port Townsend City Council and community to carefully consider as they plan the future direction of the Port Townsend Golf Course.   … more
WHOA! Isn’t it time to take a few deep breaths and hit the pause button on the Port Townsend Golf Course stakeholder scoping process?   Apparently, the plan has been whittled down to … more
I thought the golf course drama would work its own self out. The original premise for its review was it’s a financial drain on city coffers. From what I knew, it was running at minor deficit … more
We applaud the city of Port Townsend for its outreach in the form of their new YouTube channel. Its first topic is a sore subject, as I’m sure the council and every city staff member is … more
The golfers of Port Townsend are to be commended for their efforts to save the golf course. They organized. They attended all public meetings en masse, wrote letters to the Leader, and erected yard … more
These are my thoughts on the decision being made July 17th by the city on the future of the golf course. Two choices are being presented by the hired consultant and the stakeholders committee.   … more
OK, the subject is time. I suspect you might agree that as it goes on it seems like there just isn’t enough and it becomes something that feels like it is controlling us.   For … more
Dog owners, you may be excused.   We’re going to discuss cats here today, but … I think dog folks will be glad if you hang around. Throughout my long newspaper-columnizing … more
What a wonderful experience to listen to seven seniors share their project on May 25 at Fort Worden. The topics were all so different and kept me laughing and listening to the challenges and … more
I went into the third open house for the golf course discussion on June 22 sure that golf is a tremendous waste of space and resources.   I also went in feeling like the golfers in our … more
I attended the open forum this past week regarding the future of the Port Townsend Golf Course. The purpose was to get those in attendance to buy-off on the recommendation from the … more
The decision on whether to allow troll fishing for Chinook salmon in Alaskan waters, the subject of Amy Grondin’s letter in the June 14 issue, is made by the National Marine Fisheries Service … more
Your hometown newspaper will soon be under new management, again. In 2016, when my brother and I purchased The Port Townsend and Jefferson County Leader from Scott and Jennifer Wilson, I was … more
I recently attended the open house in regards to the future of the golf course. Weeks before, I personally put together my own hybrid concept that satisfied the needs of the community — at … more
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