Letters to the Editor
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Should the city take a fresh look at existing (2023-instituted) Right-of-Way Stewardship? That policy reads: “Maintenance... is a partnership between the city and the adjoining property … more
On March 8, the Leader published an article explaining that right-of-ways will no longer be the city’s responsibility to maintain. Instead, they will be using that time and money to repair … more
Every June, my husband and I leave Port Townsend on our fishing boat to migrate north to Southeast Alaska where we spend the summer months catching wild salmon. This year is different. Instead, … more
Bill Mann’s brave reflection on his ancestors’ support for the Ku Klux Klan in Indiana is a good opportunity to recommend local author Timothy Egan’s book-length history of the … more
Amid all the talk of golf courses and swimming pools, I want to raise a respectful hand and ask, “Um, potholes?” The large and small craters that pepper the side streets of our … more
We are three octogenarians who credit the three-day-a-week aqua aerobics class at the Mountain View Pool with helping us maintain good health well into our 80s. The vigorous exercise and … more
I have been disappointed by The Leader’s coverage of this year’s Rhody Festival. In the past there have been pages of colorful photos of the myriad of events and the people of our … more
I feel the need to respond to the letter about the slow process of permits in Jefferson County: “Long waits for permits in Jefferson County.” Welcome to the rural area of Jefferson … more
The volunteers at the Port Townsend Food Bank are excited to announce the Port Townsend Food Bank added an additional shift from 3 to 5 p.m. for folks under 65. This is to better serve those clients … more
The Friends of the Port Townsend Library has opened a bookshop in the Library Learning Center (also known as the Pink House), next door to the library. Whether you enjoy mysteries or history, craft … more
During the pandemic, one of the Zoom groups I attended read the book “The Immortality Key.” I was surprised to see Port Townsend mentioned. Prior to reading the book, I hadn’t … more
We read Fred Obee’s opinion column in the May 24 Leader. We have the same concerns. Our city officials and council seem to be pushing an expensive new pool facility and “wellness … more
My wife and I were thrilled when we bought our home here in Port Townsend last summer and have been very happy here since the day we arrived. The Olympic Peninsula is a beautiful part of the world … more
I have seen all the consultant proposed options for the golf course and read many of the public comments. While, according to the consultant, 74 percent of respondents to the survey supported … more
We would like to extend a very public thank you to the men and women of Jefferson County who came to the Beach Club in Port Ludlow to present a very important message. “You are on your … more
I just wanted to say thank you to the two great souls who were of assistance in our time of need. Yesterday my daughter was riding her electric bike and upon entering the Kah Tai Lagoon trail, … more
This letter is to praise the bus drivers who have provided safe and responsible transit service all over Jefferson County. For me I depend on the bus to save gas and to leave less of a carbon … more
I feel proud of our state Legislature for earmarking $83 million in its recent budget, conserving 2,000 acres of structurally complex, carbon-dense older forests. This money will also go towards … more
Last year the Jefferson County planning department rolled out their shiny new SDR (Site Development review) process. You need one before you can get a building permit. I applied last year. Six … more
In my short few years living here since moving to join the team at the Port of Port Townsend, I’ve discovered many hidden gems. Last week’s Blue Heron Tales, Text and Theater at Centrum … more
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