Letters to the Editor
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As another “tourist-ful” weekend draws to a merciful end, I feel the need to send this out into the world and hope that some of these baboons (apologies to the actual primates for the … more
I am writing after reading The Leader’s Aug. 9 “Perspective” from the Port Townsend mayor regarding the city-owned golf course. Of particular concern to me is the mayor’s … more
St. Paul’s is a small community. It reaches out to embrace members and nonmembers through housing, through the Interfaith Winter Welcoming Center, through meals shared at the VFW and Just Soup, … more
I am wondering if you love Port Townsend as much as I do — it is a great place to live! If so, have you been wondering if you might find a way to get involved? Maybe meet some interesting … more
I want to express my total disgust and mistrust for the methods used by Jefferson County in dealing with solid waste disposal. In particular, the excessive price hikes scheduled to take effect Sept. … more
Wow! The Leader’s editorial clarifying its letter submission policy, once again explicitly “open to the ideas of others,” was very well considered and articulated. During … more
$50 million for a pool?! For those of us who are established here, many of us are getting taxed out. The city is already having trouble maintaining its financial and social responsibilities. Building … more
I find the controversy over the golf course versus park very concerning. There are a lot of people who love Port Townsend and have very strong opinions about what is best and they don’t all … more
There is a mantra I hear after disaster strikes in so many places now. Government officials in Vermont, Maui, etc. all say, “This is unprecedented, we were not prepared. We thought it could … more
I’m writing to voice disagreement with Mr. Van Lelyveld’s recent column, “Golf Course debate coming to a head” published this past week. I believe he chose to use facts … more
In Hawaii, Aloha means both “hello,” and “goodbye,” and is used as a greeting when seeing someone for the first time and wishing them well at parting. We, here, must bear … more
We live in a beautiful location with so many people working to help it be a generous and compassionate community. The costs around some of the golf course plans and the proposed swimming pool … more
Fossils were shaped long ago and their shape stays fixed despite compelling natural forces. Politicians who continue to support natural gas and other fossil fuels are just like fossils. The … more
Dear Editor: Regarding the fate of our beautiful Port Townsend golf course, no ‘third option’ lacking a hybrid golf course is acceptable. Mayor Faber is quoted as saying, “If … more
Dear Editor: What does it cost to build an aquatic facility? I hadn’t a clue what the cost should be. The information below is the subject of a NextDoor post that I have been asked to … more
Dear Editor: They move among us day and night, mostly unseen and unknown to most, yet they are a vital part of our community. They are wingless angels who serve the infirm, the weak, and … more
Dear Editor: To piggyback on last issue’s important letter from Anna Maria Wolf, the LGBTQ+ community is currently under siege at home and abroad. Looking for a convenient target to … more
Dear Editor: I read the “Do better” article in the forum 7/26/23. The author is cancelling The Leader subscription because of a lack of reporting on LGBTQ gay pride. Many people are … more
Dear Editor: The evolving public discussion about the proposed Healthier Together aquatic facility would benefit from factual information about past, present, and future pool usage. In … more
Dear Editor, As we sort through reports of record breaking heat, wildfires and drought, it's challenging to peer into the future without grave concern. The recent news of increased risk of … more
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