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Edward Stratton

Education/Coast Guard Reporter
Stratton, Edward

A view of the bay and seafood, too

- The former Tide Point Restaurant soon reopens as the Young's Bay Restaurant.

A place dementia patients can call home

- Clatsop Care Center Health District is readying to serve the region's growing number of residents living with dementia.

Port charts course with new director

- The Port of Astoria Commission on Tuesday gave new director Jim Knight his assignments.

County voters thrown election curve

- There is electoral confusion in the wake of ballot errors by the Clatsop County Clerk’s Office and the decision by the Secretary of State’s Office that has the county’s electorate essentially voting twi...

Merkley up on college soapbox

- Sen. Jeff Merkley's 50-town tour brought him through Clatsop Community College Friday to talk about college affordability.

Richardson: ‘Nobody should be above the law’

- Republican gubernatorial candidate Dennis Richardson, who faces incumbent Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber Nov. 4, dropped by the Hanthorn Cannery Museum Sunday to rally support.

House race comes to the North Coast

- Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, D-Oregon, and her Republican/Constitution challenger Jason Yates both hit Astoria this past weekend.

Storms pummel coast

- Storm surges battered the coast over the weekend, and much more rain is on the way.

Rose takes Boone to task

- Rick Rose, a challenger to Democratic state Rep. Deborah Boone in House District 32 Nov. 4, continued his attack Thursday on the incumbent's voting and campaign finance record.

Coast Guard assists rough weather crabbers

- The Coast Guard contacted two recreational vessels in rough conditions on the Columbia River Bar Saturday.

Resource helps parents find care

- With Coryell's Crossing closing early next month, the rush is on to establish more child care providers for the approximately 100 kids it served.

Child care crisis hits coast with pending closure of Coryell’s Crossing

- After the announcement of Coryell's Crossing closing, parents and child care providers are scrambling to place its approximately 100 children.

Port of Astoria’s Knight has arrived

- Jim Knight, the Port of Astoria's new executive director, arrived Thursday.

U.S. Customs readies for move to Port

- Customs and Border Protection is moving to the Port of Astoria.

From fair to table at Jewell School

- Jewell School students have some of the best lunches in the state.

Smarter Balanced tests start this year

- Knappa's former superintendent, now with the Oregon Department of Education, explained the Common Core State Standards Monday.

Making the grade

- Districts reaped the rewards of increased state spending, according to the Oregon Department of Education's recent report cards.

Mistakes force supplemental ballots

- Supplemental ballots will be issued to Clatsop County voters, after two mistakes were discovered on the ballot pertaining to a Clatsop Community College bond measure and an at-large Cannon Beach City Council race.

Technology pays off for WHS students

- Warrenton High School's new underwater robotics program was in the limelight Wednesday.

Japanese students tour in the spirit of Ranald MacDonald

- Two Japanese students tour Oregon this week.

New owners aim to keep it a Merry Time

- Terry and Todd Robinett, two dive bar aficianados, took over the Merry Time Tavern Wednesday.

Senior project may help save lives

- A senior project recently doubled Astoria High School's protection from sudden cardiac arrest with a new automated external defibrillator.

Get your motor running

- Warrenton High School students are getting an introductory education to auto mechanics, courtesy of local gearheads.

Wauna Mill has outage, sends workers home

- A downed Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) line cut power to the Georgia-Pacific Wauna Mill Tuesday morning.

Buoy Dunkel beer is 2nd-best in US

- Buoy Beer's Dunkel lager won big at the Great American Brew Fest.

CCC, architects unveil modernized Patriot Hall

- Clatsop Community College unveiled the concept for its redeveloped Patriot Hall.

Support strong, foes nil on Patriot Hall measure

- Support has been strong — and opposition nonexistent — for Measure 4-176, asking Clatsop County voters whether or not to finance up to $8.2 million in bonds for the redevelopment of Patriot Hall.

The science of being successful

- Schools around the county have invested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities for their students.

Investor hopes to give hotel new lease on life

- A Portland hotelier wants to invest in the Astoria Riverwalk Inn.

Astoria schools applaud Van Dusen

- The Astoria School Board on Wednesday night honored Mayor Willis Van Dusen and remembered special education teacher Bill Shively.

Citizens blast idea for Port takeover

- Attendees at the Port of Astoria Commission voiced their opposition to a local effort to see it appointed by the governor.

Port of Astoria signs new director

- The Port of Astoria on Tuesday officially signed Jim Knight to a contract.

P-3 Early Learning Council seeks support

- The face of the P-3 Early Learning Council visited the Knappa School Board Monday night.

Publishers look to Kickstart book and bottle shop

- Several independent publishing entrepreneurs are trying to start a book and bottle shop in Astoria.

Vacasa business soars throughout Northwest

- Vacasa, a vacation rental company that started with a cottage in Long Beach, Wash., is now one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.

Mayors, others ask voters to remake Port

- A countywide committee seeks to professionalize governance in the Port of Astoria.

Should county follow Coos Bay’s example?

- In 1987, in an effort to gain more state attention, the Port of Coos Bay gave control over its commission to the governor of Oregon.

Mayors, senator seek sweeping change at Port of Astoria

- A countywide group has formed to make big changes to the Port of Astoria.

Waiting on the river

- Two cruise ships, more than 3,600 passengers and a loading log ship created some chaos in Astoria Tuesday.

Clatsop County tops in ‘work ready’ rankings

- Clatsop County has done the most of any in Oregon to guarantee the employment skills of its workforce.

Bonamici talks business on the coast

- U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici stopped by the North Coast Tuesday to see a local success story of the seafood industry and to talk labor readiness with workforce trainers.

Frites and scoops come to the coast

- Frite & Scoop will combine Belgian-style frites and handcrafted ice cream made in Astoria.

Silver Shadow showcases luxury

- The luxury cruise liner Silver Shadow stopped in Astoria for the first time Monday.

Science proves tougher for area schools

- Clatsop County's students posted improvements on many subjects of the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills.

National BOOT Award bestowed on Bainter

- Yanked out of school at 13 to lay asphalt with her father, Kourtney Bainter, now 23, is on track to become a highly trained underwater welder.

Pier 3 plans come into focus

- The Port of Astoria provided an explanation on its Pier 3 plans.

Bland asks the Port hard questions

- Former Port of Astoria Commissioner Jack Bland brought the Port Commission a quiz Tuesday night.

Changing tides at the Port drive business owners to sell

- Columbia Pacific Marine Works is trying to sell its building at the foot of Pier 3, further changing the dynamic of the area from boats to logs.

Tariffs under scrutiny

- The Port of Astoria Commission pulled back Tuesday on charging seafood landing fees.

Astoria schools upgrade technology

- Astoria School District is planning to buy hundreds of computers over the coming years to keep its students modern.