Letters to the Editor
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Let’s put a gun range in Port Townsend. Oh wait, too many would say no. How many need to say no? I agree with last week’s letter saying “gun owners have a right to shoot their gun at a … more
I was excited to see The Leader’s new website. It’s easy to navigate and above all looks much much better than the old one. As words of encouragement, I urge staff to take the time to … more
Your story “Winds shut down PT/Coupeville ferry Nov. 26” (The Leader, Nov. 28) needs to be put in perspective. As of Dec. 7, there have been 52 wind-related cancellations on this ferry … more
I walk about 30 miles a week, usually beginning each walk from our front door. For years I walked in Fort Townsend State Park, which I could easily access from our house. The trails are wonderful, … more
I was saddened to read the obituary of Ali Scovil. He was a good friend and a kind, intelligent, multi-talented person. He was a asset to the community and will be missed by all of his friends. I … more
When thinking about possible gun noise at Tarboo Ridge, the analogy of secondhand smoke came to me. In the past, the smoker had the right to smoke and would submit others to their secondhand … more
Forty-six weeks have passed since Jefferson County agreed to mediation with Fort Discovery Inc. about a moratorium on new gun ranges and owner Joe D’Amico’s complaints about Jefferson County land … more
DASH (Disability Awareness Starts Here) has been working for more than a decade to convince the U.S. Postal Service to make changes to the Port Townsend Post Office that would allow all citizens accessibility. USPS substations were established in Port Townsend to allow access but subsequently closed. All other public buildings in Port Townsend are accessible, including the historic Jefferson County Courthouse. more
As reported by Aaron Brown in Real Clear Markets, “Would it surprise you to learn the greatest global two-year cooling event of the last century just occurred? From February 2016 to February 2018 (the latest month available), global average temperatures dropped 0.56 degrees C.” more
On Nov. 19, I attended the Jefferson County Planning Commission’s meeting on the development of a county code that would regulate the establishment of commercial shooting ranges in Jefferson County. I understand that Jefferson County is prudently advised to prepare for lawsuits from those whose intent is simply to bully the county into enactment of a fearsome public policy. I applaud the county’s effort to resist such aggressive pressure. more
Climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann summarized this succinctly in a recent Washington Post editorial (Nov. 2, 2018) where he stated, “A warmer ocean evaporates more moisture into the atmosphere — so you get worse flooding from coastal storms (think Hurricanes Harvey and Florence). more
We are residents, voters and property owners of Port Townsend and Jefferson County. We appeal to you all to do whatever possible to reverse the process of approving an ordinance permitting outdoor shooting ranges in Jefferson County. more
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