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Edward Stratton

Education/Coast Guard Reporter
Stratton, Edward

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.

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.