This week on the Compass we ask for opinions on a Navy proposal to use local parks and marinas for nighttime war games, and we celebrate the return of an essential institution in any maritime community: a marine secondhand store.
If you haven’t tried to find a place to rent recently in East Jefferson County, then ask anyone who has: it’s not impossible, but just about. And there is general agreement that the dearth of affordable housing is turning away the young people who want to live here. This week on the Compass we look at the County’s housing crisis.
This week on the Compass we bring you updates on several of our stories from recent weeks, including a review of the status of Port Townsend’s water situation with the ongoing drought; we attend the release after rehabilitation of several of the birds we met at the Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue; and the scion of the nation’s oldest carousel-building family talks to us about his plans to install fun into the lives of some of the world’s most traumatized children.
Final preparations are in full swing for this weekend’s Wooden Boat Festival, so we bring you two related stories – one about the joys and pains of wooden boat maintenance, and the other about a Port Townsend resident who is once again providing the festival with the benefit of his family’s generations of experience in building carousels.