Letters to the Editor
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I had my newly rescued terrier overcome and pinned by two very large dogs at the Chetzemoka dog park today. I had my back turned and was trying to latch the gate when I heard snarling and yelping. I … more
Port Townsend Golf Course has raised more than $700,000 for kids and charities over the last 20 years from golf tournaments. This list was compiled by a mens club member a few years ago. Kiwanis, … more
Octopuses are widely recognized as the smartest invertebrate in the world, even being known to outsmart humans and escape enclosures. We love them so much, we even named our hockey team after them! … more
The current task to redefine portions of our city’s zoning code that is before our elected officials, staff, and volunteer planning commission is immense and complex. While I maintain the … more
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
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