Letters to the Editor
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In a Nov. 2 opinion piece, “Housing for Whom? Why PT Needs to Get Density Right,” Jaisri Lingappa argues against the city adopting zoning changes allowing for greater density … more
Although a completely electrified transit system would be ideal, the technology is not yet available to serve all of our county’s topography and rural travel distances. The new Jefferson … more
I am sad to see that local fans of the Port Townsend golf course choose to promote the idea that only a golf course = green space.   They imply that those of us who want access to the … more
It is a business. Imagine city going to the port saying Boat Haven would make a great park with beach, trails, picnic tables, play area, and public bathrooms. They would say no.  The golf … more
I urge the city to keep the Port Townsend golf course open for the long-term.  Having played the course over the last 42 years, including my years on the high school golf team, I remember how … more
The bizarre and inexplicable way we spend money in this town continues with the unfortunate purchase of a diesel trolley. We currently have a public transit bus that loops the area.   On a … more
“The Commandant of the 13th Naval District, on behalf of the officers and men of his command, expresses deep appreciation to the people of Port Townsend, who, by their prompt and effective … more
A golf course is the one place where children, juniors, high schoolers, young adults, adults, middle aged and senior citizens can all get along and associate with each other. Where else do you … more
Port Townsend Mayor David Faber, in the October city newsletter, waxes poetic about the joys of living Uptown and being able to easily walk anywhere. So much so, he wants everyone to be able to share … more
Greg Brotherton is one of the best county commissioners we’ve had in the last 30 years. I strongly encourage you to vote for him. Jefferson County, like many rural areas across the country, … more
Short weeks before the midterms, 32 House Republicans have co-sponsored a federal “Don’t Say Gay” law.  Introduced by Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana, the bill would cut … more
Please join me in voting for Joe Nole for sheriff. He’s got the endorsements of most of the local players for good reason.  We are a rural county. We trust our working deputies. We … more
After losing the primary in a landslide Art Frank has gone totally negative in his campaign to unseat our highly effective Sheriff Joe Nole.  In a full-page ad in the Oct. 19 edition of The … more
I had the honor and privilege of serving 25 years on the Jefferson County Board of Health. This translates to working with dozens of county commissioners. None of them were better listeners than Greg … more
The advertising in last week’s paper made it easy to cast my vote for sheriff in the upcoming election.  The combination of a full-page ad suggesting that Joe Nole is a liar who has no … more
I am writing in support of Greg Brotherton for county commissioner.  As a former city of Port Townsend council member, I had the opportunity to work with Commissioner Brotherton on a handful … more
I can’t help wondering what the town planners were thinking when they decided to plant the poplars along Sims Way. Would these trees make an aesthetic and welcome gateway to this historic town? … more
Art Frank is running for sheriff, but he took a break from his campaign last Saturday to help Community Build with our tiny house project in Port Townsend. You can learn a lot about … more
Art Franks’ misleading, ugly, and mean-spirited attack ad on Joe Nole reveals his true colors; it has all the markings of a Trump Republican.  Do you really want this type of … more
On June 29, 2019, newly elected Sheriff Joe came out to our neck of the woods for Coffee and Donuts with a Cop. Held at our community center, the event was sponsored by the Coyle Women’s Club. … more
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