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In 2015, young Port Townsend resident Cash Walcome was featured in his hometown newspaper because of his clever invention designed to prevent faucet leaks both inside and outside the home. Eight … more
Jonathan S. Tomlin, 52, was charged in Jefferson County Superior Court of Assault in the Second Degree with the use of a deadly weapon — in this case, his pitbull, Rosie. Port Townsend … more
The Jefferson County Historical Society (JCHS) is wrapping up its inaugural online fundraising effort. With a $5,000 goal, JCHS surpassed the halfway point, expecting to meet its summer effort … more
The end of every outdoor concert should have a lantern parade and brass band play out the crowd. As my partner and I were leaving the Parade Grounds after Fleet Foxes’ performance Friday … more
Soul singer Grace Love, a Pacific Northwest local, draws inspiration from both her roots and her travels abroad to Italy, the UK, Berlin (just to name a few) when it comes to her music. … more
Kathy Cruz As part of its efforts to address the local housing crisis, Bayside Housing and Services has purchased the Starrett House with the intention of converting the … more
The state is endangering the public by refusing to provide mandated intervention services for those in the criminal justice system who have mental illnesses, a lawsuit filed by Jefferson County and … more
Barbara Ruth Lyle, long-time owner and operator of the Port Townsend Radio Shack, passed away on August 23, 2023, in Sioux Falls, S.D. She was 84. Funeral services have been held in Sioux Falls, … more
Nancy passed away at her home in Port Townsend, July 14, surrounded by her family and friends just as she wished. Nancy was born to Charles and Margaret Gearhart in Minneapolis, Minn. but spent … more
Beloved Daughter, Sister, Friend, Earth Mother, Goddess, Lover, and Friend of the Port Townsend Community. Karen was the third oldest of six, born to a musician and a dancer, Jack and Muriel … more
Jared Brockway, beloved son, brother and husband, passed away peacefully on Aug. 11, 2023.  Born Feb. 2, 1971 to Ken and Karen Brockway, Jared grew up in Kelso, Wash. While attending Kelso … more
A police officer purchased an unhoused man a brand new guitar after he reported his stolen earlier this month. more
Nightfall at Point Wilson is usually a quiet affair. Visitors disappear from the path to the lighthouse. The breeze and the surf blur the day's footprints. The sky behind the lighthouse shifts to a … more
The history of Chimacum is rich, textured, and now at our fingertips, thanks to author Nancy McDaniel. more
My wife and I find ourselves in a real predicament. A project is proposed next to us in a non-gated private community. Syd and I have both been in PT or the area since the early 70s. We plan on … more
If you are planning a trip south, be advised that beginning at midnight Friday, Aug. 18, Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest implemented a complete ban on all campfires, including charcoal. more
As another “tourist-ful” weekend draws to a merciful end, I feel the need to send this out into the world and hope that some of these baboons (apologies to the actual primates for the … more
I am writing after reading The Leader’s Aug. 9 “Perspective” from the Port Townsend mayor regarding the city-owned golf course. Of particular concern to me is the mayor’s … more
St. Paul’s is a small community. It reaches out to embrace members and nonmembers through housing, through the Interfaith Winter Welcoming Center, through meals shared at the VFW and Just Soup, … more
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