Letters to the Editor
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How sad it is that election season is once again upon us and people still insist on voting for a color over a candidate! The “Vote Blue No Matter Who” yard signs and rhetoric are back in … more
More violence and mayhem — that seems to be what the recent editorial bias is in our once great PT Leader. Crime is not the “lead” story in Jefferson County. Culture, peace, and … more
I read in the last opinion section the letter titled, “Residents Deserve a Safer Tomorrow.” We have safety with Sheriff Nole. We have needed Law Enforcement several times and the response … more
A couple of years ago, just prior to relocating from Seattle, I learned about the Community Build’s project to build shelters and villages for homeless people here. I participated in the … more
There have been several recent letters extolling Greg Brotherton’s achievements in his first term as a county commissioner. None have mentioned Brotherton’s approval of property tax … more
After the years of the pandemic school closures, Olympic Mountain Pet Pals is happy to report that Read to Rover is back with weekly sessions at Chimacum Creek Primary and Salish Coast second-grade … more
In the Oct. 5 edition there was front-page coverage of Mr. Blake Fox’s guilty plea for murder. It’s personal for me. The Leader also provided front-page coverage regarding my son’s … more
When I retired to Port Townsend in the summer of 2000, there were days when I thought I had missed a turn and gone to heaven instead. The weather that summer was sparkling. It even rained a few … more
On the November ballot, the residents of Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue (PLFR) will be asked whether to approve or reject Proposition 1, a merger of PLFR with East Jefferson Fire & … more
For some time, I have been deeply concerned about the homeless in Jefferson County. For years the community produced a lot of talk but little results. That changed when Greg Brotherton was … more
The Northwest Maritime Center has posted new signage at the intersection of Jackson and Water streets that acknowledges that all their programs take place on the ancestral homelands of Native … more
Whether one leads a government agency, a business, or a charity, among the most essential skills of leadership are making wise decisions, taking the initiative, and motivating subordinates to move … more
I read the levy proposals concerning the Jefferson County fire department. The proposal combining East Jefferson Fire Rescue and Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue seems like a good idea. The … more
Thud. My jaw hit the table as I listened to the League of Women Voters and heard Joe Nole confess that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) has no strategic plan.  Instead, Nole … more
New Law in PT: No vehicular idling for more than 3 minutes to preserve our air quality for future generations and to save gas. Each day Americans create unnecessary air pollution and waste … more
Over the last two years I have had the rewarding experience of working closely with Greg Brotherton as he and other housing advocates offered a range of solutions to our affordable housing … more
Each time I go somewhere I take time to listen and ask questions to people who happen to be standing next to me in line for the vaccine or buying groceries. It’s such a delightful … more
Greg Brotherton has served this county well during his first term as a county commissioner. His energetic dedication and commitment to the diverse needs of the people in our county is an important … more
According to the Washington Association of Sheriffs & Police Chiefs (WASPC), “The purpose of law enforcement agency [LEA] accreditation is to professionalize the law enforcement industry by … more
Greg Brotherton knows how to make democracy at the local level work.   When the COVID pandemic exacerbated the homeless problem and large numbers of unsheltered individuals occupied the … more
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