Letters to the Editor
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It is way past time for Christians to condemn anti-Semitism, as did Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s and early 1940s. He paid with his life. We are more fortunate (now), but … more
In response: Are city officials hallucinating? I saw the article in The Leader about the “Raccoon Lodge” and was baffled by the city’s position. I’ve walked by that … more
We are honored to represent two organizations that support the Port Townsend Library by raising money for library programs, collections, equipment, and furnishings.  These two nonprofit … more
This letter is to share the gratitude for the many people in our community who spend hours helping others; the paramedics who came to my home early one morning to check on my head … more
The Olympic Peninsula Amnesty International chapter invites everyone to join us in Write for Rights, writing letters to free prisoners of conscience from prisons around the world. Amnesty organizes … more
I am writing in response to the guest opinion piece by Port Townsend’s new Planning and Community Development Director Emma Bolin in The Leader on Nov. 16. I attended the Nov. 7 council … more
What a shame. Whenever I drive up to the library, I like to glance over at the Raccoon Lodge. It’s such a wonderful, whimsical piece of art. It never occurred to me that it might be too close … more
The Port Townsend Golf Course is a municipal golf course designed to serve its city and the neighboring communities.  It provides recreation for all ages, individual integrity, social skills, … more
The “pothole” crew did its annual maintenance on my street this week. It reminds me that President Biden’s $1 trillion infrastructure bill, ostensibly for roads and bridges, passed … more
This is in response to the letter by Sandra Stowell in the November 16th paper. It’s unfortunate that she does not understand the game and business of golf. She suggests that golf could be … more
Have you spent time at the Port Townsend Golf Course, a viable local business?  Did you ever invite friends to laugh and holler as you hit a bucket of balls, or golf solo for the pleasure of … more
As reported in last week’s Leader, the sheriff’s candidates’ post-election statements reflected the character they demonstrated during the race. Art Frank congratulated Joe Nole … more
The following is my personal opinion and not that of the Envisioning PT Golf Course and Mountain View Commons stakeholder’s committee, of which I am a member.  For nearly 30 years, … more
I am in awe of businesses that can somehow rise above the goal of just making money and make closely held values the core inspiration for business choices. Friends have suggested I check out … more
This is regarding the city’s proposed action to remove an art installation, Kevin Mason’s “Raccoon Lodge,” in the 1300 block of Clay Street.  Rather than work with … more
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
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