Today's PDN provides another opportunity to play Compare and Contrast, this time between the two Ports - Port Angeles and Port Townsend.
Here's one from a few days ago: Port Townsend's Propolis Brewing placed among the best by Sunset magazine
Then, one from today: Port Townsend Main Street Program gets national accreditation amid its 30th year in operation
Nice! You've got both a local attraction and the means to promote local attractions getting national recognition. I can't speak to the beer (non-drinker here), but it's undeniable that downtown Port Townsend is very nice, very pleasant, and thriving.
Now, here's another headline from just a few days ago: Alleged bus assailant arraigned on new charge in Port Angeles
And one from today: Port Angeles police investigate knife assault
If there's one thing that Port Angeles seems dedicated to recycling, it's dysfunction and violence. This "bus assailant" nutjob reminds me of a lot of people in Clallam County - on the edge and prone to acting out. (I'm particularly thinking of you, Scott T. Collins, Mr. Everything.) Think about it: In their retooling of their website, the Peninsula Daily News made sure to include a stand-alone section for crime. And this latest stabbing follows another recent stabbing, which followed another hate crime, which followed another vehicular maiming, which followed...You get the idea. Desperate times and desperate people in a desperate town.
All "led" by know-nothings who are desperate to stick their heads in the sand.
Meanwhile, just down the road an hour, there's lovely, bustling Port Townsend. Beer, restaurants, two movie theaters downtown, busy streets year round, and a successful program for promoting it all. They even have an award-winning publisher there.
How about the standards of publishing in Port Angeles? Well, here's another headline that tells that story, in its own way: Program offers fourth-graders fee passes to national parks
Would someone mind calling the PDN when their offices open, and telling them that there's an "r" in the word "free"? Thank you.