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Edward Stratton

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Stratton, Edward

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.

Forest tourists eye quarry chasm

- The Teevin & Fischer Quarry opened for the 24th annual Community Leaders Forest Tour.

Alumni tour former high school

- Astoria High School's Class of 1949 toured their old school Saturday — at Clatsop Community College.

A step back in time

- A homecoming of years past descended on Astoria this weekend.

Land of logs

- Clatsop County's forest products and mining industry opened up to county notables Thursday.

Astoria looks at paring skill gap

- Astoria's curriculum director graphed the inequality amoung the district's students.

Lektro, Bornstein save Port millions

- Job growth at Lektro and Bornstein Seafoods has paid off for the Port of Astoria.

CCC gives it the old college try

- Clatsop Community College is readying for the old college try on the Patriot Hall Redevelopment project.

Carriere moves contracting business to Astoria

- John Carriere is establishing a home base in Astoria.

Astorians capitalize on medical marijuana

- The medical marijunana business is taking off under the radar in Astoria.

Three nabbed in drug raid

- Officers from several agencies descended on a drug den Thursday morning in Warrenton.

On shaky ground

- The college is hoping Clatsop County will be patriotic this November.

Counselor, mediator relocates to Warrenton

- Tobi Nason runs a counseling business out of her apartment in Warrenton.

The Loft at the Red Building is back

- Closed since March 2013, event space is now available.

Port tries to rank its needs

- The Port of Astoria took stock of its priorities Tuesday night.