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  PATEROS – A new non-profit group dedicated to continued availability of early childhood education has launched a campaign to purchase and renovate the Church of Christ building with help of grant funds from the Department of Commerce. The Pateros Treehouse Early Education Organization (PTEEO)...

A trio of Brewster library patrons pull up chairs and set to converting slices of wood into festive holiday ornaments. / Courtesy Rebecca Zion/Brewster Public Library
  BREWSTER – If you missed the adult craft Christmas ornament decorating workshop at the Brewster library last Thursday, Dec. 12, do not despair. There is another ornament workshop just ahead at the library from 3:30-5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17. Titled Eggbot Holiday the session, recommended for...
  BRIDGEPORT - The TV and FM radio signals are supplied to the residents of the Bridgeport area by the Chief Joseph Community Services (CJCS). This organization is operated and maintained by the annual donations of those receiving the signals. CJCS is asking this year for an annual donation of $...

Snowshoes are now available through all 30 NCRL branches. - Courtesy NCRL
  QUAD CITIES – Following the Thanksgiving holiday, cardholders of the 30 branches of the North Central Regional Library (NCRL) system, including Brewster, Pateros, and Bridgeport will be able to check out snowshoes as an aid to experience the winter outdoors. The snowshoes are sized for adults and...

The city recently took delivery of this Bobcat 5600 4x4 side-by-side vehicle. - Courtesy City of Pateros
  PATEROS – City council members repealed a section of the Pateros Municipal Code (PMC) in order to create a school and playground speed zone on designated streets that border a marked school or playground within the city as its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 18. Members voted to repeal Section 10...

New Brewster Police Chief Marcos Ruiz, left, takes the oath of office from Brewster Mayor Art Smyth during the September city council meeting. - Mike Maltais/QCH
  BREWSTER – With a decision that brought his law enforcement career full circle, Marcos Ruiz accepted the post as the city’s new police chief last September, bringing him back to the place where his profession began. “I first got into law enforcement in 1993 as a student at Brewster High School,”...

Public Works Superintendent Stuart Dezellem accepted the DOE award on behalf of the city’s wastewater management crew. - Mike Maltais/QCH
  BRIDGEPORT – A state Department of Ecology representative attended the regular monthly meeting of the city council on Nov. 20 to recognize the city’s public works department with a special water quality award. David Matthews, an environmental engineer with the DOE’s Water Quality Program...
  BREWSTER – Tickets for the Hope Lutheran Quilt Raffle are now on sale through the Pateros, Brewster, Bridgeport Senior Center. Ticket prices are $1 each or six for $5. Center president Kathy Lowry said two quilts are up for prizes. “One has a Christmas theme and one has a children’s theme,”...
  QUAD CITIES – The Quad Cities are getting the Thanksgiving-Christmas holidays off to a fast start with events starting at the end of this month and continuing into December. BREWSTER Sat., Nov. 30, 10 a.m. - Shop Small Town Saturday. Sat., Nov. 30, 4:30 p.m. - Second annual Christmas Tree...

Bridgeport Public Works Superintendent Stuart Dezellem holds an award from the Risk Management Services Agency presented to the city for achieving a reduction in liability claims. - Mike Maltais/QCH
  BRIDGEPORT – The city considered further discussion of adopting a social media policy at its regular monthly meeting on Nov. 20, as a result of a council member’s recommendation following attendance at a recent Association of Washington Cities/Rick Management Services Agency conference. Council...

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