Jeannie McMacken

Jefferson commissioners hear ferries plan update as Port Townsend boat resumes service

September has not been kind to Washington State Ferries and the Port Townsend-Coupeville route. On Sept. 9, the MV Salish experienced either… Continue reading

 

Port Townsend amends business licensing regulations

The Port Townsend City Council has amended current business licensing regulations to establish a threshold exemption for businesses located outside of the… Continue reading

 

Port Townsend expects strong financial showing at year’s end

Port Townsend’s 2018 financial projections are strong, buoyed by new construction, property valuations and an increase in sales tax revenues, said Finance… Continue reading

 

Jefferson County PUD eyes $4 million expansion

Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners and staff plan a $4 million facility remodeling and expansion project at its Four Corners Road… Continue reading

D’Amico files lawsuit against Jefferson County sheriff

Joe D’Amico, owner of Security Services Northwest Inc., has filed a lawsuit against Jefferson County Sheriff David Stanko alleging a public records… Continue reading

Jefferson County airport runway to get funding, facelift

The Jefferson County International Airport runway will be redesigned using a $414,328 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration. Interim Executive Director Jim… Continue reading

Jefferson Healthcare: Planning essential for emergency response

Jefferson Healthcare workers have been practicing for emergencies and continue to prepare for small, local events or regional major catastrophes. “Every hospital… Continue reading

Homeless pacts extended to give more time for consideration

Interlocal agreements between Jefferson County and the city of Port Townsend for homeless housing and affordable housing that were set to expire… Continue reading

PHOTO: New gravel going in at Port of Port Townsend

Regraveling at the Port of Port Townsend began this week and is expected to direct water flow into filtration systems and create a hard surface… Continue reading

Chimacum Backpacks For Kids program starts another season of boosting nutrition

A new season of helping the Chimacum Backpacks For Kids program is underway after a couple dozen volunteers got to work filling… Continue reading

Hearing on Jefferson shooting facility ordinance delayed

A public hearing on a draft commercial shooting facility ordinance has been postponed to Oct. 1 after originally being set for Monday,… Continue reading

Man arrested for investigation of Port Townsend arson

A man with no known address has been arrested for investigation of arson and other crimes. Jay A. Baker, 56, remained Saturday… Continue reading

State waives make-up days for new Port Townsend elementary school

The State Board of Education has approved a waiver for Salish Coast Elementary that means the students and staff will not need… Continue reading

New elementary school opens in Port Townsend

As the sun broke through a cloudy sky on Tuesday, students and their parents arrived at the new Salish Coast Elementary School… Continue reading

The Chimacum Grange celebrates 100 years of service to the agriculture community with a pancake breakfast Sunday. Feeding the pig bank held by grange Treasurer Al Latham is Katy McCoy, member of the advisory council. Grange events coordinator Tia Taylor, left, and Program Director James Fritz are hoping to raise money to help offset the cost of operating the building, constructed in 1932. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Chimacum Grange marks century of service

The Chimacum Grange will celebrate a century of service to the agricultural community this weekend with a pancake breakfast and music at its… Continue reading

The Chimacum Grange celebrates 100 years of service to the agriculture community with a pancake breakfast Sunday. Feeding the pig bank held by grange Treasurer Al Latham is Katy McCoy, member of the advisory council. Grange events coordinator Tia Taylor, left, and Program Director James Fritz are hoping to raise money to help offset the cost of operating the building, constructed in 1932. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County tour spotlights working farms

Farms, animals, food and crafts will be celebrated during the 16th annual Jefferson County Farm Tour this weekend. The self-guided tour, runs… Continue reading

Tall ship venue for rock opera in Port Townsend

After a two-month delay in obtaining visas for its international performers and technical artists, the Caravan Stage Co. sailed into town this… Continue reading

Port Townsend fires considered suspicious

Three suspicious fires were investigated by Port Townsend police over the weekend. Police responded to a fire at the Port Townsend Post… Continue reading

Repairs set to begin soon for Salish ferry

The MV Kennewick will be the only ferry serving the Port Townsend-Coupeville route for the foreseeable future after the MV Salish was… Continue reading

Port Townsend display illustrates battle some veterans face at home

On a small grass strip adjacent to the American Legion Post on Water Street is a display that reminds passersby of a… Continue reading