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Edward Stratton

Education/Coast Guard Reporter
Stratton, Edward

It’s a boatyard, not a junkyard

- The Port of Astoria has among its derelict vessel collection a piece of Hollywood history.

Community helps grow Street 14

- Street 14 is joining the trend of Community Sourced Capital loans for small businesses.

Port seeks damages for Pier 1 ship bump

- The Port of Astoria is trying to get recompense for a log ship that struck Pier 1 in September.

Port ponders county flood map coalition

- The Port of Astoria Commission received its invitation to the coalition of the willling contesting recent federal flood mapping.

What is for lunch?

- Should the Astoria School District manage its own cafaterias for the first time since the 1980s?

CCC’s enrollment dips 8.5 percent

- Clatsop Community College's enrollment is down 8.5 percent this fall compared to last year.

Ready, set, dredge! Port takes on five-year project to deepen its waters

- The Port of Astoria's dredge Felkins keeps log and cruise ships coming.

School board says sign away on Warren Field

- Astoria School District officially exiting Warren Field.

Mental health emergencies get a respite

- The former Coryell's Crossing building will soon house those suffering from mental and behavioral health emergencies.

Donated land to become more like Ecola State Park

- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department sees Ecola State Park as an example of what its Feldenheimer State Natural Area can become.

Knappa offers time to do homework, discover other activities

- Students at Knappa High School are starting newspapers, painting landscapes, learning ham radio and more, thanks to a new after-school program.

College banks on quality, not cost

- Clatsop Community College seeks a single entity as both construction manager and general contractor for the Patriot Hall Redevelopment project.

Astoria Ford aims to relocate to Warrenton

- Astoria Ford could soon end up in Warrenton.

Tongue Point Job Corps internships: ‘It was a win-win, honestly’

- Tongue Point Job Corps Center and local employers regularly help each other out.

Coast Guard rescues more crabbers Friday

- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five more crabbers from a sinking vessel this weekend, bringing its total to 10 rescued and even more escorted in so far this season.

All Aboard! Calling all conductors

- The Astoria Riverfront Trolley, one of the region's premier and most popular attractions, needs more conductors and motormen.

Surging elementary enrollment in Warrenton creates need for more space

- Warrenton-Hammond School District is hunting for rooms to house its growing student population.

Vaping on its way to downtown Astoria

- Vaping is coming to downtown Astoria.

Pier 11 could see new life

- The Allen and Huber family, owners of the Wet Dog Cafe and Astoria Brewing Company, recently bought their own chunk of the Astoria waterfront.

Port renews state waterway leases

- The Port of Astoria Commission voted to have its director renew its waterway leases at the East End Mooring Basin and Skipanon Peninsula Monday.

’Tis the season

- Santa and the mayor lit up downtown Saturday for the holidays.

A new vision for Uniontown

- The Astoria Planning Commission discussed Tuesday possibly livening up Uniontown.

Life in the Slow Lane gets historic green light

- Tracy and Donna Black's proposed restaurant, Life in the Slow Lane, got the green light from the Astoria Historic Landmarks Commission Tuesday.

The bright lights of Astoria

- A small army of volunteers bring Christmas alive each year in downtown Astoria.

Pot in front, child care in back

- Sea of Dreams Childcare will soon offer 50 spots at its city-approved location — between a strip club and a medical marijuana dispensary.

Bonamici wraps up classroom tour in Jewell, Knappa

- Congresswoman Bonamici, D-Ore., has now visited at least one school in every district she represents.

Building blocks: Warrenton students take the Lego robot challenge

- The F1shSt1ckz Lego robotics team from Warrenton Grade School heads to Intel next month to prove itself the best from hundreds of competitors.

More like Ecola

- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department sees Ecola State Park as an example of what its Feldenheimer State Natural Area can become.

Fish, beer help keep water rates low

- Rising commercial water use in Astoria, an industrial lion’s share from fish processors and a growing amount from craft breweries, has held down overall rates for residences and businesses in recent years.

Smoking OK on the beach

- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday chose education over a beach smoking ban.

Medical supply store moves, just barely

- Pacific Coast Medical Supply soon moves ... a block and a half down Marine Drive.

Airport project takes off

- The Port of Astoria will get plenty of airport runway paving, courtesy of the state and federal government.

Port’s finances get new honcho

- The Port of Astoria hired Columbia River Maritime Museum's financial controller as its financial manager.

Knappa students embrace journalism

- Knappa High School students will once again have their own newspaper.

Columbia Forum: Tom McCall casts a long shadow

- Brent Walth reconsiders the context of famed Oregon legislator Tom McCall.

2 spots open up on CCC board

- Frank Satterwhite and Larry McKinley have resigned from the Clatsop Community College Board of Directors.

Veterans: ‘The college walks the walk’

- Women in the military were celebrated at Clatsop Community College Wednesday, with some prominent female veterans from the college in attendance.

Vet finds Safe Harbor in a Pirate’s Cove

- Melanie Haase has relocated Safe Harbor Animal Hospital to the former Pirate's Cove General Store.

Street signs get historic flair

- Along with its new crosswalks, downtown Astoria's in line for some spiffy new street signs.

From soldiers to students: Clatsop Community College helps returning vets

- Veterans from all walks of life and service pursue their futures at Clatsop Community College.

German students: ‘Young people here are cool’

- Students from Astoria's sister city in Germany dropped by the North Coast last week.

Hygienist and Tooth Fairy warn kids about sugar bugs

- The dental hygienist and her Tooth Fairy dropped by Warrenton Grade School Friday to teach kindergartners, freshly awash in Halloween candy, how to keep their teeth healthy.

National honors for Astoria vodka

- Astoria's North Coast Distilling has been honored for its flavored vodkas.

CCC’s Patriot Hall gets new life with voters’ OK

- Measure 4-176 seeks up to $8.2 million in general obligation bonds to support the Patriot Hall Redevelopment.

AHS students fund field trips with fear

- Anyone brave enough to enter Astoria High School this Halloween is in for a night of terror — that supports academic field trips.

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.