Jeannie McMacken

Port of Port Townsend mulls 3 percent CPI rate hike

Change continues at the Port of Port Townsend as commissioners heard a first reading of proposed new rates and discussed an organizational… Continue reading

 

Jefferson County trespassing ordinance discussed

Jefferson County commissioners have sent a proposed Facility Trespass Ordinance back to staff for revisions. Commissioners directed that the revision should incorporate… Continue reading

 

Memorial service in Gardiner honors Medal of Honor recipient

Marvin Shields is the only Seabee to have been given the honor

 

Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club donates funds for community programs

Plants and trees aren’t just beautifying South County homes and communities this year. Their sales, generated by the Quilcene-Brinnon Garden Club, have resulted… Continue reading

Work begins on Jefferson Street sidewalk extension in Port Townsend

Work has begun on the Jefferson Street Sidewalk Extension project intended to make the area more walkable, increase parking spaces and provide… Continue reading

Chimacum’s Kodama Farm and Food Forest finalist in contest

What happens when siblings and a friend, coincidentally all born in the same hospital in Boulder, Colo., get together and brainstorm about their… Continue reading

Water utility south of Brinnon gets franchise

A water utility south of Brinnon will obtain a franchise from the county to provide utility service using county rights-of-way, the Jefferson… Continue reading

Lucky surprise begins career: Owner retiring from trading shop on Discovery Bay

The Lucky Deer Trading Co. was a lucky surprise for owner Karen Blessing. “I was driving by and saw a ‘for sale’… Continue reading

Toepper consolidates win: Jefferson County voters top 82 percent turnout

The latest ballot count from the Jefferson County Auditor’s office shows Daniel Toepper of Port Ludlow the winner general election race for… Continue reading

Jefferson County commissioner-elect: Part of a new generation

Jefferson County Commissioner-elect Greg Brotherton, who is 46, said he is part of a new generation of leaders in the county who… Continue reading

City Councilmember and rally co-organizer Michelle Sandoval encourages a crowd estimated to be around 300 to chant “protect Mueller” and “nobody’s above the law” during a protest Thursday at 5 pm along Sims Way. Rallies like this one were planned across the peninsula. (Jeannie McMacken/ Peninsula Daily News)

Rallies nationwide aim to protect Mueller investigation

A crowd estimated at 300 people gathered at 5 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Sims Way and Kearney Street to protest… Continue reading

City Councilmember and rally co-organizer Michelle Sandoval encourages a crowd estimated to be around 300 to chant “protect Mueller” and “nobody’s above the law” during a protest Thursday at 5 pm along Sims Way. Rallies like this one were planned across the peninsula. (Jeannie McMacken/ Peninsula Daily News)

Planners hear gun range comments; hearing held on land use for shooting range law

Community members spent almost two hours voicing their concerns about the impact a proposed shooting facility near Tarboo Lake could have upon the… Continue reading

Jefferson County to get new prosecuting attorney

James M. Kennedy has defeated one-term incumbent Michael Haas in a challenge for the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney/Coroner post. Kennedy won 9,699… Continue reading

Port Townsend School District voters approve reapportionment

Voters in the Port Townsend School District overwhelmingly approved the reapportionment of the current five districts into three, with two at-large positions.… Continue reading

Port Townsend council considers transportation, water system plans

PORT TOWNSEND —Port Townsend City Council members heard presentations on the proposed six-year capital improvement plan and the 2018 water system plan, as well as… Continue reading

Port of Kingston director search settles on candidates with Port Townsend ties

The Port of Kingston has narrowed its search for an executive director to replace Jim Pivarnik to candidates with Port Townsend connections.… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend commissioners approve $6.194 million operational budget

The Port of Port Townsend commissioners have unanimously approved a 2019 operational budget of $6.194 million, representing a modest increase in revenues… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners take comment on shooting facility draft ordinance

Jefferson commissioners heard strong feelings on all sides of the commercial shooting facility draft ordinance debate when 75 Peninsula residents gave public… Continue reading

Port Townsend schools representatives tell of reapportionment measure

Reapportionment would encourage greater participation on the Port Townsend School Board, advocates said during a forum last week. Proposition 1 on the… Continue reading

Kids get hands-on lessons in Chimacum mastodon dig

Students from the Windward School were up to their elbows in dirt and mud last week on a local farm as they searched… Continue reading