Jeannie McMacken

Rhody Festival week begins

Beginning Monday, the chairs will begin to appear on the sidewalks of Lawrence Street in the uptown district. Not just lawn chairs,… Continue reading

Rhododendron Festival Carnival cleared for Memorial Field in Port Townsend

The Rhododendron Festival Carnival is expected to be part of the festivities this year, but its location could change or it could… Continue reading

Chimacum School District investigates loss in student population

CHIMACUM— The reasons for enrollment decline in Chimacum Schools are beginning to become a bit clearer. At Wednesday’s Chimacum School Board meeting, enrollment information about… Continue reading

Contest forms in race for district judge

Attorney Mindy Walker has announced her intention to run for District Court judge, a position currently held by Jill Landes who is… Continue reading

New smooth surface on Water Street

A new surface of asphalt was applied Thursday to Water Street between Polk and Tyler streets as part of the $2.7 million Water Street enhancement… Continue reading

County committee will study impacts of shooting range facilities

Members of the Commercial Shooting Facilities Review Committee held their inaugural, organizational meeting Wednesday afternoon to outline plans for the next six… Continue reading

Contest forms for Jefferson PUD seat

A contest has shaped up for a seat on the Jefferson County Public Utility Commission. Tom Brotherton of Quilcene and Dan Toepper… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend to rethink Point Hudson jetty funds

All four bids to replace the Point Hudson south jetty were over cost estimates, so Port of Port Townsend commissioners delayed action… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend opens bids for Point Hudson jetty project

Four sealed bids were opened Monday afternoon by the Port of Port Townsend for the Point Hudson south jetty replacement project. American… Continue reading

Jefferson County Republican Party chair to run for commissioner post

Jon Cooke, Jefferson County Republican Party chairman, has announced that he will run for Board of County Commissioners, District 3, the seat currently… Continue reading

Parade, blessing of fleet celebrate boating season’s opening day in Port Townsend

On a picture-perfect Saturday afternoon on Port Townsend Bay, 43 vessels and a paddle boarder celebrated opening day of the 2018 boating… Continue reading

Port Townsend’s Water Street paving to begin Thursday

The Water Street Enhancement Project team will check one more item off its to-do list this week as the first stage of… Continue reading

Bomb squad investigates metal object found on Port Townsend beach

It was a false alarm. A metal object found buried by a person walking on North Beach originally was suspected to be… Continue reading

Northwest Maritime Center withdraws Point Hudson proposal

The Northwest Maritime Center withdrew its proposal Monday to the Port of Port Townsend for a 50-year lease that would have given… Continue reading

Jefferson County to settle public records litigation with D’Amico

For the second time in two weeks, Jefferson County commissioners have voted to settle potentially expensive public records act litigation threatened by… Continue reading

Transient pod in Hood Canal adds another member

Puget Sound Express, the Port Townsend-based whale watching tour company, encountered a new addition to one of the orca pods feeding in… Continue reading

Marine Trades Association aims to fund economic study

No one seems to know the total effect Jefferson County’s marine trades have on the economy of the area, say members of… Continue reading

Historic Felicity Ann launched in Port Townsend

The historic 23-foot wooden sloop Felicity Ann has kissed the water once again. In a ceremony Tuesday witnessed by 75 craftsmen, supporters… Continue reading

New Jefferson County PUD general manager tells commissioners of his priorities

The new general manager of Jefferson County Public Utility District, Larry Dunbar, focused on three areas during his first public meeting with… Continue reading

Sale of Jeanette Best estate to benefit Northwind Arts Center

The colorful, waterside Mats Mats Bay home and studio of the late Northwind Arts Center co-founder and artist Jeanette Best is still… Continue reading