by Mary Ronen, Editorial Staff

Today, I am feeling somewhat optimistic. It has been warmer and sunnier, yet not too hot as to be uncomfort- able—we finally could be heading into summer. While warmer and drier conditions are much appreciated, caution is in order as there are still the threats of possible wildfires.

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The Midnight Library—A Twist on Life and Death

Martha’s Book Group will discuss Matt Haig’s The Midnight Library on Tuesday, August 9. Now in paper- back edition, Haig’s innovative book has been on the New York Times best-sellers list for the past 40 weeks. We all have one life to live. We make choices along the way that ultimately determine our fate. In this novel Nora Seed makes a tragic choice to end her life prematurely, only to find herself in the Midnight Library.

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Jefferson Healthcare to Expand and Modernize

by Marie Bogan, Staff Writer

Jefferson Healthcare recently completed a series of virtual meetings to get community feedback on upcoming changes to their Port Townsend medical center complex. The two most significant changes would call for replacement of a 1965-era building and retrofit of a 1988-era building. In one of the sessions, Jefferson Healthcare CEO Mike Glenn said that a 2015 engineering evaluation had deter- mined those two buildings to be “seismically vulnerable structures.” He called the report “pretty daunting,” and added that the engineers advised renovation within seven to ten years.

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East Jefferson Fire Rescue and Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue Pursue a Merger

by Keppie Keplinger, Public Information Officer Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue

During the past year, Port Ludlow and East Jefferson fire districts have increased collaboration in an effort to get the most out of available resources while continuing to deliver outstanding emergency services.

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