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I find myself dreaming of other times and places. Can you blame me? Only 20 times, the River Thames froze over in the heart of old London, allowing citizens to walk boldly off the riverbanks and … more
The staff at OCEAN, Port Townsend School District’s alternative learning program, wish to extend a deep appreciation and sincere thank you to the Benji Project.  The Benji Project is a … more
We were all prepared for the quiet, dull and familiar Thanksgiving weekend.  In fact, much of it did qualify as such but I did spend a lot of time successfully looking for the new and … more
After many cold, stormy days, the sun came out this morning but the winds were 14 to 25 mph. I couldn’t eat out so I picked up lunch at Tenby’s (tea shop) and drove to the Marina at Point … more
I think most readers will agree that America is suffering from a severe shortage of empathy right now.  I write these words as 42 percent of Americans in each political party view the … more
On a brisk November morning, a small crowd gathered outside the Quilcene Ranger Station for their chance in a seasonal lottery.  Fifty people would be chosen to purchase a coveted 60-day … more
There’s a local angle to all-time champ Ken Jennings being named the first interim host of popular game show “Jeopardy!”  Jennings’ father, Ken Jennings Jr., (yes, … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
Something I have been wondering about lately: Why are we overloading our hospitals in Eastern Washington with COVID patients from Idaho?  It seems that a state without a mask mandate should … more
OK, we’ll say this right up front. This is a love letter — for our Port Townsend Co-op (its leadership and all its employees and volunteers). Their immediate, supportive, thoughtful … more
Jefferson County, like the rest of the country, is experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases. There is a requirement to wear a mask when out in public. There are people who cannot wear a mask for … more
I think that there is validity in the article “Ferry report” (The Leader, Nov. 18) regarding the potential problems and the terrible economic impact the reduction or possibly the … more
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