Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In the Sept. 28, 2011 issue

The lights went out
Photos by 
Kirsten Morse
This tree fell out of Pioneer Park and across Sherman Street onto a house. Power lines caught it on the way down, and through a pole snapped the tree did not crash all the way to the ground. 

Puget Sound Energy crews worked all night to remove the tree and restore power, which was out from 9 p.m. Sunday, when the tree fell, to about 8 a.m. Monday. 

When the sun came up... the roof had a hole.  When the tree fell, the residents were at home, in the living room right under where the tree landed.  Their scary experience is in today's paper.

Something flushed to something lush
Writer Sue Phillips has the scoop on the town's composting facility -- which essentially makes economical use of leftovers at the wastewater treatment plant. Read about the town's work to make the operation more friendly to noses and the environment in today's paper.

And speaking of Sue, who is also our Plant Lady, read her piece about the three kinds of blackberries ripe right now on fences and vacant lots all over the county.

Jim Smith is back this week in fine form, with notes from Pull-and-be-Damned. He wrote a whole column about "nothing." If you need a day-brightener this is one to read.

We also bring you the obligatory election stuff. This week we wade through another political quagmire to explain Fire District 13's contested commissioner race. 

From the Police Blotter:
8:38 a.m.: Trespassing – The property manager of the businesses on Morris Street where the boat had been left in the parking lot reported that the boat owner was living in the boat. The property manger threatened to have the boat towed and impounded, and the boat owner moved it....Yep, a live-aboard moored in the Station House parking lot.

Go get the paper at the drug store, either gas station, the produce market where you can eat lunch outside on the waterfront, bookstore which has great coffee or at the liquor store. Or in our office. Or feed 3 quarters into one of our news stands and let us know if it works!

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