Letters to the Editor
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I wish to stand for the life forms below the surface of the sea, what we call “plankton,” and for the art of Rebecca Welti, a local artist who proposes bringing depictions of these … more
Throwing good money after bad is seldom a responsible move.  After reading the article in the May 4 edition of the Leader, I am dismayed that the PDA wants to continue construction on what … more
A big thank-you to the young men who came to my rescue after I crashed my Segway.  I’m very proud of your response to the situation and I feel that your parents and the community … more
The commissioners have been working on an updated homeless ordinance that they are planning to sign into law May 19. This is separate from the great work that Cherish is doing at Mill … more
It would have been nice to read in The Leader about the recent decision by Judge James Dixon of the Thurston County Superior Court in Olympia that reversed the Washington State Park … more
Well done, Jefferson County commissioners!  Your planning commission considered the multitude of comments and concerns from your community over the past year and then with careful … more
Elected Democrats, now that we are facing the biggest retraction of constitutional rights in our history, with more yet to come, I wonder if you’re EVER going to step up to the plate with an … more
The proposed plankton statue at Pope Marine Park is great. It is interesting, fantastic, remarkable. It is a crab larva, called zoea, with a large dorsal spine. It’s the free flowing tiny … more
I agree with Bonnie Masi who, in her letter to the editor, wrote in favor of implementing a birth control method for the deer population. Usually it is done with the does and I reference the … more
Complements to Ross Anderson for his article April 28. His assessment that arts and education aren’t going to support “heating, maintenance and upgrades to the fort” seems obvious. … more
Here are some thoughts on the current wave of abortion laws from yet another single, childless man. The war on abortion is being fought by people who claim to be pro-life and anti-abortion. I … more
This is to remember the kindness my mother taught me by her own daily actions in giving to others. Her name is held in my soul and heart every day for all those times she was there for me during … more
If the purpose of public art is to inspire conversation in a community, then [Jonah] Trople’s work, or rather its defacement, has succeeded.  In response, the Creative District … more
On a recent drive to Silverdale I counted a convoy of 14 Amazon Prime delivery vans headed our way over the Hood Canal Bridge.   Makes me wonder if there might be potential for … more
I support public art, but I can’t recall anyone praising the three sculptures along F Street or the white pillars scattered around town. Do we need another odd sculpture to join the giant … more
If you were in an accident today, do you know who will make healthcare decisions for you if you can’t? April 16 of each year is National Healthcare Decisions Day, an opportunity to gain … more
Mr. Milholland’s letter about the Ukraine invasion by Russia shows that “Fake News” is alive and well even in the U.S. I can understand why Russian citizens believe the lies … more
Regarding the Leader article on the devastating state audit of our county’s incompetent financial record, state law section 36.29.010 (6) says that the county treasurer “shall maintain … more
What news! War in Ukraine. Worldwide heat waves. Polluted air and water. Rising gas prices, squeezing family finances. Some would have us believe that fast, furious oil drilling on American soil … more
On Feb. 29, the results of my cat Swirl’s lab tests came back showing that he had giardia.  I walk Swirl daily with harness and leash in uptown Port Townsend. He likes to nibble grass … more
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