Letters to the Editor
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This letter is a reply to the February 20 letter claiming that it is ludicrous to call the current administration and its facilitators fascist. Please come to your own conclusion after reading the 14 … more
The original 1986 Stormwater Plan anticipated a budget of $3,500,000 to accomplish the list of projects and another $130,000 annual maintenance cost. If the average revenue from the monthly … more
The progress we need and deserve in the next decade must be service-oriented, not size-oriented. The fatal flaw in doubling the size of the boats would be halving the service frequency. That means … more
Mr. Mullen's assumption that Californians have moved here "no doubt drawn by what they see as undervalued housing" is completely off base. I've lived here over 18 years, and have met dozens of … more
Before a refitting plan is chosen for the Point Hudson breakwater, consider its pedestrian walkway. Port Townsend’s waterfront is busy with such docks, paths, and viewpoints. Would we miss the one that sits atop the breakwater? more
A letter in the Jan. 30 edition of The Leader that accused President Trump and Republicans of being fascist was totally off-base. more
Two activities have taken Port Townsend by storm — playing the ukulele and playing pickleball. Clearly, the next step is to play pickleball using ukuleles instead of paddles. more
If there is one proof of the essential goodness of people, it is how they help those in crisis. Through the recent snow, many people from our town saw each other’s vulnerability and helped by shoveling walks, buying food and checking to see how their neighbors were. Our neighbors also recognized that people who live in Port Townsend without homes are among the most vulnerable.   more
Port Townsend a sanctuary city? How did this happen, and when? more
In a few weeks, Congress will be voting, by a simple up or down vote, on Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or NAFTA 2.0. more
We are facing a looming environmental catastrophe in climate change. The U.S. National Climate Assessment and U.N. Climate Report give us just 12 years to radically transform our fossil fuel-based economy to one of clean alternatives or face dire consequences in dramatic alteration of our environment. more
I fell in love with my first and only husband back in high school, but he was going with another girl. After we both graduated, I went off to Bard College, and one summer before I was going to leave … more
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