Letters to the Editor
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I have been disappointed by The Leader’s coverage of this year’s Rhody Festival. In the past there have been pages of colorful photos of the myriad of events and the people of our … more
I feel the need to respond to the letter about the slow process of permits in Jefferson County: “Long waits for permits in Jefferson County.” Welcome to the rural area of Jefferson … more
The volunteers at the Port Townsend Food Bank are excited to announce the Port Townsend Food Bank added an additional shift from 3 to 5 p.m. for folks under 65. This is to better serve those clients … more
The Friends of the Port Townsend Library has opened a bookshop in the Library Learning Center (also known as the Pink House), next door to the library. Whether you enjoy mysteries or history, craft … more
During the pandemic, one of the Zoom groups I attended read the book “The Immortality Key.” I was surprised to see Port Townsend mentioned. Prior to reading the book, I hadn’t … more
We read Fred Obee’s opinion column in the May 24 Leader. We have the same concerns. Our city officials and council seem to be pushing an expensive new pool facility and “wellness … more
My wife and I were thrilled when we bought our home here in Port Townsend last summer and have been very happy here since the day we arrived. The Olympic Peninsula is a beautiful part of the world … more
I have seen all the consultant proposed options for the golf course and read many of the public comments. While, according to the consultant, 74 percent of respondents to the survey supported … more
We would like to extend a very public thank you to the men and women of Jefferson County who came to the Beach Club in Port Ludlow to present a very important message. “You are on your … more
I just wanted to say thank you to the two great souls who were of assistance in our time of need. Yesterday my daughter was riding her electric bike and upon entering the Kah Tai Lagoon trail, … more
This letter is to praise the bus drivers who have provided safe and responsible transit service all over Jefferson County. For me I depend on the bus to save gas and to leave less of a carbon … more
I feel proud of our state Legislature for earmarking $83 million in its recent budget, conserving 2,000 acres of structurally complex, carbon-dense older forests. This money will also go towards … more
Last year the Jefferson County planning department rolled out their shiny new SDR (Site Development review) process. You need one before you can get a building permit. I applied last year. Six … more
In my short few years living here since moving to join the team at the Port of Port Townsend, I’ve discovered many hidden gems. Last week’s Blue Heron Tales, Text and Theater at Centrum … more
Port Townsend City Council, enough already. The debate over the future of the golf course has gotten uglier and you, council members, have a responsibility and duty to temper the rhetoric and end a … more
Jefferson County Solid Waste wants to double fees for those who “self-haul” (take their trash to the transfer station). At the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on April … more
The tail sure does wag the dog in Port Townsend. The small, loud group insisting we build them a new pool seems unfazed by the newest guesstimate of $37 million to $52 million, a titanic … more
This is a plea, for the Humane Society, for help with the large spring influx of homeless cats and kittens. Helping would involve caring for or fostering a pregnant mother, or a mother with … more
Does the city know how to fix potholes? I’ve noticed that the city has begun to address the pothole problem on our streets. I doubt that the way that it’s being done is effective. I … more
We just saw "Redd" at Key City Public Theatre and highly recommend it as an engaging glimpse into a classic “fairy tale” that many have heard. But, depending on your culture, this telling … more
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