Letters to the Editor
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It seems to me that a 1.5 percent income tax for city services (fire, police, streets, etc.) is reasonable for incomes more than $200,000. That tax would apply only to the part of the income more … more
As a family living a few blocks from Aldrich’s and who stops in at the store regularly, I feel inspired to send a shout-out to the new owners for whatever it is they have done that has made the … more
I am greatly opposed to including vests as part of the police uniforms no matter who pays for them. We as a country are already militarized enough. I don’t want that sense carried to our local … more
In the April 10 Leader, the article purposing a 1.5 percent city income tax on high earners aroused my attention. It was well written and made a very good argument to bear the burden for governmental … more
Chimacum schools’ future: A team effort The Chimacum School Board held a public forum last May 13. Its purpose was to get public input from the taxpayers, parents and any interested … more
While working away on my spring homeowner chores, I set out some old newspapers to catch the paint drips. An article from the Nov. 4, 2015 edition of the Port Townsend & Jefferson County … more
When introduced in 1913, income taxes were filed by just 2 percent of households, with no tax on income under $72,600 (in 2016 dollars) and moderate 1 percent to 7 percent rates. Five years after … more
Longing for a good parade to raise community participation and involvement is almost like rolling a rock uphill. We’ve all been led into believing the parade must go on, only our community needs … more
Leader headlines remind us that the Navy and the need for public poop facilities will not, cannot, be denied. The Navy came to town to make nice, justifying their need to practice covert invasions … more
City, county and other entities should chip in to help the Port of Port Townsend pay for upgrading and maintaining the port shower facility, and it should stay open to the public. The port has … more
Water Street face-lift? Now it looks iconic, but … will the new street make our old buildings look fake? PETER POWELL Port Townsend more
I have been wondering why everyone seems to be in such a big hurry lately. Cars have passed me when I am observing the speed limit in downtown Port Townsend leaving the Rose Theatre on a busy … more
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