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WSU officials clear air to Greenbank Farm takeover rumors | Opinion

  • Jul 6, 2015 at 11:53AM

To the residents of Island County, In response to recent media reports and community concerns, Washington State University seeks to clarify discussions it had, and is currently having, with the Port of Coupeville in its role as owner of Greenbank Farm.

 

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Splinters of thought for a wooden year | Rockin' a Hard Place

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 6:00PM

Six years ago this month, my spouse, two dogs and I began our new lives on the Rock. Hallmark Cards says the correct sixth anniversary gift should be wood, but please don’t bother. We already have plenty of that on this evergreen-encrusted isle.

The best books for weed identification | Sowin 'n' the trowel

  • Jul 1, 2015 at 5:00PM

One gardener’s weed might very well be a naturalist’s wild flower or a herbalist’s medicinal plant. So much depends on both your world view and the level of exasperation you’ve reached while battling shot weed, dandelions or nettles.

Levy is the best outlook for our struggling port | Opinion

  • Jun 17, 2015 at 9:00PM

The Wharf is a public asset, protected and maintained by the Port of Coupeville, a public agency. The key word is “public.”

We salute the flag and then argue about it | Rockin' A Hard Place

  • Jun 3, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Jun 4, 2015 at 11:47AM

I am struck by how patriotic we Rock dwellers are. That’s not to say our brothers and sisters in America don’t love the red, white and blue as much or support our troops with equal passion or, for that matter, pay as many – or often more — taxes.

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