Letters to the Editor
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The Leader headline “‘Central Park’ on golf course estimated at $5.25 million” on June 21 was terribly misleading. While the pre-grant development cost of the project is … more
I am writing to comment on an aspect of golf that I urge the Port Townsend City Council and community to carefully consider as they plan the future direction of the Port Townsend Golf Course.   … more
WHOA! Isn’t it time to take a few deep breaths and hit the pause button on the Port Townsend Golf Course stakeholder scoping process?   Apparently, the plan has been whittled down to … more
I thought the golf course drama would work its own self out. The original premise for its review was it’s a financial drain on city coffers. From what I knew, it was running at minor deficit … more
The golfers of Port Townsend are to be commended for their efforts to save the golf course. They organized. They attended all public meetings en masse, wrote letters to the Leader, and erected yard … more
These are my thoughts on the decision being made July 17th by the city on the future of the golf course. Two choices are being presented by the hired consultant and the stakeholders committee.   … more
What a wonderful experience to listen to seven seniors share their project on May 25 at Fort Worden. The topics were all so different and kept me laughing and listening to the challenges and … more
I went into the third open house for the golf course discussion on June 22 sure that golf is a tremendous waste of space and resources.   I also went in feeling like the golfers in our … more
I attended the open forum this past week regarding the future of the Port Townsend Golf Course. The purpose was to get those in attendance to buy-off on the recommendation from the … more
The decision on whether to allow troll fishing for Chinook salmon in Alaskan waters, the subject of Amy Grondin’s letter in the June 14 issue, is made by the National Marine Fisheries Service … more
I recently attended the open house in regards to the future of the golf course. Weeks before, I personally put together my own hybrid concept that satisfied the needs of the community — at … more
We need Supreme Court reform. We can start with expanding the court to 13 justices that reflect our country. The current Supreme Court is no longer a viable part of checks and balances. Because … more
I’m referring   to the June 14 front page article regarding the PUD receiving $13.8 million for internet in the county. Does anyone think that the cost of $21,000-plus per home … more
Just saw the Herman James show at the Grover Gallery and it is quite amazing. The large very playful piece you can see through the window, “Duck Takes Charge,” draws you right in off … more
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
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