Letters to the Editor
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So let me get this straight: An employee of the YMCA was accosted by a customer because that employee was transgender? That’s the sole infraction in the mind of the customer?  The … more
In a recent newsletter, Heather Cox Richardson details the genesis of women’s right to vote in this country. The suffragettes’ manifesto was structured like the Declaration of … more
I watched with horror the assault on the LetJulieSwim supporters at Pope Marine Park on Monday afternoon, evidently by supporters of transgender people. Their behavior proved the LetJulieSwim … more
Under the current sheriff, county residents in remote areas like Coyle, Quilcene, and Brinnon often lack basic police protection. Here’s a personal story that illustrates the problem. On … more
I would like to thank The Leader for its clear and objective reporting on what took place at Pope Marine Park on Monday, Aug. 15th, and for accurately describing it as an anti-trans protest organized … more
I volunteered as an elections observer during this past primary, and wow, was I impressed.  Having no idea about what happens with our ballots once we slide them into the dropbox behind the … more
Derek Firenze’s Aug. 11 report on the Chimacum School District budget was very well done and sadly illustrates the primary reason we sold our Mats Mats Bay home in 2020 and moved to … more
Imagine climate change is a Venus flytrap and the earth is a fly attracted to the sweet nectar of consumerism.  Six tiny trigger hairs stick up from the inner petals. If any hair is touched, … more
In the July 20 Leader, Jason Victor Serinus asserted that both candidates for Jefferson County sheriff dodged a question about LGBTQ+ rights at the League of Women Voters forum. In fact, Art Frank … more
Before the primary, supporters of Sheriff Joe Nole circulated an anonymous smear email attacking his challenger, Detective Art Frank of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. That deceptive … more
The Social and Environment Justice Council of the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship stands in solidarity with all transgender people.   We denounce the harassment that’s … more
The Port Townsend High School Scholarship Foundation is happy to announce the opening of this year’s application period for PTHS graduates who are currently enrolled in their sophomore, junior, … more
Potholes and pipe dreams go together. I have learned to go around the potholes in my neighborhood as well as planting new pipe dreams into my life. Instead of getting angry at the potholes I … more
Members of the League of Women Voters-Jefferson County recently served as election observers and we highly commend the detailed, focused work of the Jefferson County elections staff.  Often … more
Regarding the disturbance at Mountain View, the recent statement from the city of Port Townsend should be the last word. However I have one last thing to say. With all the prejudice, … more
The Leader’s recent article regarding the evaluation of our city manager did everyone involved a disservice, including our community. For decades, the value of anonymity in employee … more
I don’t know if a letter to the editor has any import on people anymore, but a recent occurrence in a public bathroom begs for a reminder. In a free and just society, I hope we still hold all … more
I have been addressing housing issues as a volunteer with Housing Solutions Network since its inception, and have learned a lot as a result.  What a complex problem we have! Solutions will … more
The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County has been doing road clean-up on Nesses’ Corner Road from Rhody Drive to Flagler Road on a quarterly basis for more than 20 years.   The … more
Jumping Mouse Children’s Center is a true treasure for our community.   This nonprofit provides transformative mental health therapy for children from age 2 to 12. Their unique … more
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