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Edward Stratton

Education/Coast Guard Reporter
Stratton, Edward

How grand can you grow, Astoria?

- Great Ocean Regional Center LLC, has big plans for Astoria.

A Head Start for little ones

- Head Start has some new directors, new challenges and new projects.

Being cool with school

- The P-3 Early Learning Council finds several ways to get parents the information to help their budding kindergarteners.

Enterprise zone gets Port green light

- The Port of Astoria Commission became the first governing body to approve the Clatsop Enterprise Zone.

Warrenton School Board reprimands one of own

- Kelly Simonsen, an elected board member for the Warrenton-Hammond School District, was publicly censured by her peers Monday night.

Packed to the gills with poets: Salty wordsmiths wash up in Astoria for FisherPoets

- More than 80 salty wordsmiths from around the U.S., British Columbia and Finland washed up in Astoria this weekend for the FisherPoets Gathering.

Cold Stream: Astorian opens his West Coast combination boat for tours

- Fisherpoet Dave Densmore gave landlubbers a look inside a wooden fishing boat this weekend on Pier 39

Boone brings eight bills to state

- State Rep. Deborah Boone hopes to make the Oregon Resilience Plan a deeper state priority.

Kids raise their heart rates and funds

- Jump Rope for Heart brought in more than $10,000 in Clatsop County for the American Heart Association.

Odie B’s is keeping kids covered

- Odie B's took up where 5 'Lil Monkeys left off.

Betsy’s bills: State senator tackles Hanthorn Cannery lease, levee bills, more

- State Sen. Betsy Johnson is the chief sponsor of 26 bills, among them one at the request of local developer Floyd Holcom.

Lawsuits paint grim picture of Port under Weston

- Colleen Browne and Tami Herman, two Port of Astoria employees fired late last year and now suing their former employer and the Port's former interim director.

CYBORG Seagulls are ready to recycle

- The robot-building season for 25 Seaside and Astoria students on the C.Y.B.O.R.G. Seagulls robotics team ended Feb. 17.

Students quiz Sen. Ron Wyden on school costs

- Ron Wyden held his 719th town hall as a U.S. senator Friday at Astoria High School.

‘Mega Sink’ is a mess: South Jetty captures more than its share of plastic junk

- More than a quarter ton of microplastics were pulled out of a tidal inlet on Clatsop Spit earlier this month.

Two fired Port of Astoria employees file suit

- The Port of Astoria and its employee Michael Weston are being sued by two former employees. Defendants allege retaliation; seek millions in damages

Life Flight going coastal

- Life Flight will open a base in Astoria.

Changes afoot on Commercial Street

- There are some new tenants and owners on Commercial Street buildings between 12th and 15th streets.

Workshop looks at keeping businesses in the family

- March 2 and 3, Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) offers a seminar for family owned businesses on succession planning.

Port is afloat in first 6 months

- For the first time in more than a year, the Port of Astoria presented financial statements.

Riverwalk Inn owner beholden to many

- Astoria hotelier and arcade entrepreneur owes a lot of money to a lot of people.

Find the balance: Speaker urges economic, environmental harmony

- Columbia Land Trust Director Glenn Lamb called for a benevolent balance of humans and nature.

Online academy is open to out-of-district students

- Beginning March 1 through April 1 of each year, students do not have to have permission from their resident district to attend a school district outside their resident district, as long as the district that they plan to att...

Bunun Fortune escapes Astoria

- After a six-day loading turned into two weeks amid labor-shipper contract standoffs, the Bunun Fortune finally made it out of Astoria.

Another $90,000 goes to Knappa schools coffer

- The Knappa Schools Foundation auction raised nearly $80,000 as of Monday afternoon.

Festival of Dark Arts: A dark carnival comes to town

- The dark, stout carnival hit Astoria this past weekend.

Astoria schools talk Advanced Placement

- Following are some highlights from the Astoria School Board's Wednesday meeting.

Technology: Klemp’s new tooth mill a crowning achievement

- Dr. Dennis Klemp's new machine makes getting crowns a one-trip ordeal.

Partial port closure looms: Contract talks stall, impacting Port of Astoria

- The Pacific Maritime Association members, citing what they characterize as “severely diminished productivity,” announced Wednesday they are shutting down vessel operations Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday...

Food service committee to form for Astoria schools

- The Astoria School Board formed a committee to study its food service program.

Pizza Hut fancies its ingredients

- Pizza Hut has once again expanded its menu.

Warrenton turns to mobile classrooms

- By next year, Warrenton Grade School will have two more modular classrooms to hours its burgeoning elementary enrollment.

Job Corps cheers golden anniversary

- Tongue Point, the training center for more than 30,000 students throughout its 50-year history, has also been one of the county's largest employers.

Knappa auction boasts goods for any taste

- Knappa has a gift for everyone on Valentine's Day.

Montero heads back to Seaside

- A familiar face is replacing Tita Montero as the public face of Tongue Point Job Corps Center.

College discusses possible South Tongue Point sale

- Clatsop Community College's governing body and staff will discuss a possible land sale next to one of its campuses.

With quick saws, Knappa gets back

- Knappa took down its timber sports archrival Clatskanie in a close relay at the Astoria Timber Festival.

West Coast port shutdown slows log loading at the Port of Astoria

- Friction between West Coast shippers and longshore labor has reached the Port of Astoria.

Cap’n Oscar sinks again

- The Cap'n Oscar sunk — again.

Another initiative afoot to change Port picks

- A second initiative has arisen to change how Port of Astoria Commissioners are elected.

From one shopping center to another

- New T.J. Maxx development cannibalizes Maurice's from Youngs Bay Plaza.

School enrollment rises in county

- Clatsop County has less than 1 percent of the state's K-12 students, according to state data.

Local teens get CERTified

- RARE volunteers are CERTifying local high schoolers.

Hop, skip, jump honors jump-rope advocate

- Jump Rope for Heart at Astor Elementary honors former PE teacher who, in her da,y mastered the event.

Everyday People: AHS senior is Oregon’s top migrant student

- Gema Garcia from Astoria is the state's premier migrant student for 2014.

Oregon Connections charter students visit Astoria

- Students from Oregon Connections Academy dropped by the Columbia River Maritime Museum Friday during National School Choice Week

Overhauled calculation ups Oregon’s grad scores

- Only districts in Clatsop County that do not rely on state funding — Seaside and Jewell — posted on-time graduation rates higher than the state average, according to data released Thursday by the Oregon Depart...

Astoria Flying Club taking off

- The Astoria Flying Club takes off to its first meeting Saturday at the Astoria Regional Airport in Warrenton.

Vaping store, lounge opens downtown

- Columbia Vapes opened — smokeless — earlier this month in downtown Astoria.

Barber brings 30-year history to Oly’s

- Olynxa Levy considers herself a tomboy. And the 30-plus year barber focuses on men's cuts at her new business, Oly's Barber Shop.