Letters to the Editor
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Didn’t your elders teach you to clean up after yourselves? I live near Jefferson County Fairgrounds and walk through it frequently. It was sweet to see our fun county fair resume this summer … more
Keep fairgrounds fromcontinued damage I live near Jefferson County Fairgrounds and walk through it frequently. It was sweet to see our fun county fair resume this summer (clean grounds before, … more
I am saddened to hear of conflict within the Jefferson County Fair Board and the resignation of board members and fair manager Danny McEnerney who was breathing new life into fairground … more
Why a roundabout on Kearney?!   There are so many more pressing intersections without any kind of traffic systems, along Sims, F. Street, right outside of PT, etc. What is wrong with people … more
I’m writing to give some background on new yard signs about the golf course that you may see in the coming weeks.  I teach Advanced Placement Language & Composition at Port Townsend … more
The current Medicaid funding shortfall has a terrible human cost to patients, families, caregivers, and our whole community as hospitals are overcrowded. I am the administrator at San Juan Villa and … more
It’s unfortunate that the Leader doesn’t review theater anymore, because our community is in possession of a world-class gem.   In lieu of an official Arts and Entertainment … more
When my family moved here in the late 1980s, there were deer and packs of coyotes to keep the number of fawns in check. There was no need to have 6-foot fences to protect gardens, ornamentals, and … more
Read that CEO Mike Glenn (Jefferson General) has gotten two pay raises  based on “you get what you pay for” and “we’re lucky to have him.” Never had a raise … more
City, county, and Washington State Parks close at dusk/sunset. The only exception that I see is Memorial Field, which is illuminated for sporting events attended by a few hundred or more folks and … more
The Hippocratic oath for physicians is a useful tool for our thoughtful city leadership to evaluate the plan that GroundSwell drafts in the next few months.  The recent survey points to … more
In Port Townsend/qatay we’re both tragically blessed and wonderfully cursed to be living with so many other creatures. Raccoons and otters getting into where they shouldn’t. Crows … more
The Feb. 1 item, “Golf course survey puts spotlight on trails,” errs in describing the informal poll as “official” and as a “vote” — a word used four … more
Who is going to pay? We are thankful for the wonderful gift of Chetzemoka Park and that the city is funded to maintain it.   How are we going to pay for the published popular plans for … more
Regarding the golf course property — what is it that we can not do in PT today that we would only be able to if we closed or repurposed the golf course? With the golf course intact, … more
As I started to read Phil Dinsmore’s letter about the golf course in the Jan. 11 Leader, I was like — wait, there’s a disconnect here. Phil says “for thousands of years … more
We must all be aware of the importance of having a viable and well trained fire and rescue organization when the need for such services arises. Well trained personnel are a highly valuable resource … more
Repurposing the golf course for recreation purposes makes a lot of sense. However, recreation does not have to be an exclusive use. Dedicating a small corner of the freed-up land to affordable … more
As secretary of the Marrowstone Island Foundation for the past 3 1/2 years, I’ve worked closely with EJFR and I urge you to join me in voting YES for the levy lifts. Why? • Their last … more
I’m not sure how I’ll vote regarding the proposed large increase in fire and emergency services levies. My EMS/fire taxes have already increased 38 percent because of the recent 38 … more
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