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When I retired to Port Townsend in the summer of 2000, there were days when I thought I had missed a turn and gone to heaven instead. The weather that summer was sparkling. It even rained a few … more
On the November ballot, the residents of Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue (PLFR) will be asked whether to approve or reject Proposition 1, a merger of PLFR with East Jefferson Fire & … more
For some time, I have been deeply concerned about the homeless in Jefferson County. For years the community produced a lot of talk but little results. That changed when Greg Brotherton was … more
The Northwest Maritime Center has posted new signage at the intersection of Jackson and Water streets that acknowledges that all their programs take place on the ancestral homelands of Native … more
Whether one leads a government agency, a business, or a charity, among the most essential skills of leadership are making wise decisions, taking the initiative, and motivating subordinates to move … more
I read the levy proposals concerning the Jefferson County fire department. The proposal combining East Jefferson Fire Rescue and Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue seems like a good idea. The … more
Thud. My jaw hit the table as I listened to the League of Women Voters and heard Joe Nole confess that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) has no strategic plan.  Instead, Nole … more
New Law in PT: No vehicular idling for more than 3 minutes to preserve our air quality for future generations and to save gas. Each day Americans create unnecessary air pollution and waste … more
Over the last two years I have had the rewarding experience of working closely with Greg Brotherton as he and other housing advocates offered a range of solutions to our affordable housing … more
Each time I go somewhere I take time to listen and ask questions to people who happen to be standing next to me in line for the vaccine or buying groceries. It’s such a delightful … more
Greg Brotherton has served this county well during his first term as a county commissioner. His energetic dedication and commitment to the diverse needs of the people in our county is an important … more
According to the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC), “The purpose of law enforcement agency [LEA] accreditation is to professionalize the law enforcement industry by … more
Greg Brotherton knows how to make democracy at the local level work.   When the COVID pandemic exacerbated the homeless problem and large numbers of unsheltered individuals occupied the … more
I am supporting Marcia Kelbon for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3.   On the local level I vote for the best candidate and clearly Marcia is an exceptional candidate. She has been … more
I thank County Commissioner Greg Brotherton (District 3) for his patient and ultimately successful effort to move the large encampment of homeless people at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds to a more … more
I read with amusement the “Live life to the fullest ...” a “famed quote” attributed to Einstein used to inspire works of art at the Northwind Gallery. I doubt that Albert … more
Eighty-year-old Ms. Jaman got off easy in her swimming pool incident.  Would I, an 80-year old man, have been treated so kindly?  If I had had concerns about a person’s … more
Who are “they”? As we continue to call each other names, who are they? Those who we call out as Nazis? Those who we label as “anti-trans” or … more
Julie Jaman is a friend of mine. I’ve known her for more than 40 years so I know a thing or two about her. Julie takes citizenship seriously. On community issues, she investigates all the … more
The Navy League has widely propagandized its rosy notions about the EA-18G Growlers stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The league’s missives are an undisguised attempt to undermine … more
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