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Daily named new Port Townsend police chief

PORT TOWNSEND -- Conner Daily, an 11-year Port Townsend Police Department veteran, has been named the city's new police chief. The former deputy chief's appointment… Continue reading

Amenities issue forces hearing on 80-lot Port Ludlow development

PORT TOWNSEND -- What types of amenities should an 80-lot residential development bring to Port Ludlow? That was the central question posed Tuesday before a… Continue reading

Island watchdog continues effort to protect the environment

GARDINER -- Eleanor Stopps, Jefferson County's Citizen of the 20th Century, met with about a 100 Peninsula environmental conservationists Saturday during the Discovery Bay Day… Continue reading

Port Townsend School Board rejects football coach hiring recommendation; position will be re-advertised

PORT TOWNSEND -- In a swift 3-1 vote Wednesday night, the Port Townsend School District board rejected a hiring committee's recommendation to replace a popular… Continue reading

Board slated to discuss hiring new head football coach tonight

PORT TOWNSEND -- School Board members tonight are scheduled to discuss a hiring committee's recommendation for a new football coach to replace Dan Fountain, who… Continue reading

Port Townsend sewage treatment plant flush with three straight awards

PORT TOWNSEND -- Residents of a city that prides itself on ecological consciousness might be happy to find out that their wastewater is in good… Continue reading

Jefferson County music man going for world harmonica record in Seattle

All he needs is 852. That's the number of harmonica players Andy Mackie hopes will join him in Seattle during his new world record attempt… Continue reading

Port Townsend Customs office could be curtailed

PORT TOWNSEND -- Port of Port Townsend officials fear visitors from north of the border must avoid Jefferson County if federal authorities cut Customs services… Continue reading

Players rally around football coach; School Board delays decision

PORT TOWNSEND -- Stopping short of doing a touchdown dance, Port Townsend Redskins football players left a School Board meeting Monday night feeling victorious. The… Continue reading

Historical society donation helps to solidify ailing Old City Hall brick wall

PORT TOWNSEND -- Looking forward to reopen a history museum in the Old City Hall early next year, the Jefferson County Historical Society added $35,000… Continue reading

Deteriorating brick wall in old Port Townsend City Hall won’t cost an arm and a leg

PORT TOWNSEND -- A disintegrating brick wall inside the old City Hall's façade will cost the city about $50,000, city engineers determined Wednesday. The repair… Continue reading

Fire commissioner’s residency questioned, will go to court

PORT TOWNSEND -- Rich Stapf Jr.'s eligibility to retain his Jefferson County Fire District No. 6 commissioner position is in question after a former opponent… Continue reading

Gregoire signs bill including $2.3 million for Jefferson County

Three Jefferson County agencies will reap the benefits of $2.3 million after Gov. Christine Gregoire signed the state's construction budget. Fort Worden State Park, Jumping… Continue reading

Home-school children participate in marine data collecting

PORT TOWNSEND -- A sleek, high-tech Mary Beth leaves Port Townsend Boat Haven on a sunny Wednesday afternoon with nine alternative-school students aboard. Bucking in… Continue reading

Port Townsend approves plan that could lead to one fire agency from PT to Chimacum

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Council members have approved a consolidation agreement that in effect could create a firefighting agency stretching from Port Townsend to Chimacum.… Continue reading

Business community weighs in on Port Townsend chain store ordinance

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jefferson County officials and business leaders on Monday questioned the benefits of an interim city ordinance regulating chain stores. The business point… Continue reading

Port Townsend City Council deadlocks on chain store regulations; ordinance goes to Planning Commission

PORT TOWNSEND -- Following a two-hour theatrical showdown Monday night, the City Council deadlocked 3-3 on a resolution supporting the city's chain store ordinance. The… Continue reading

Old City Hall renovation woe might not be as costly as originally feared

PORT TOWNSEND -- City Manager David Timmons was breathing easier Thursday after learning that repairs on a recently discovered deteriorated inner brick City Hall wall… Continue reading

Chimacum schools make deep budget cuts in anticipation of declining revenue

CHIMACUM -- School Board members on Wednesday, expecting deep revenue shortages next school year, slashed staff hours and services in the 2005-2006 budget. Anticipating decreased… Continue reading

Newly outfitted ambulance wows combining fire agencies in Port Townsend, Jefferson County

CHIMACUM -- Three fire departments in Jefferson County just landed three new sets of specialized wheels that will help broaden emergency services. Officials from the… Continue reading