Robert Hoyt doesn’t want anyone to think he’s mentally or socially impaired. Allan Classen photo

Robert Hoyt doesn’t want anyone to think he’s mentally or socially impaired. Allan Classen photo

Solitary home seller has no regrets

Robert Hoyt said real estate agent Jean Rychlik provided intangibles worth more than money.

Allan Classen

The neighborhood’s most mysterious man was ready for me.

In last month’s cover story, we published photos of his overgrown property in Lake Oswego, described stacks of newspapers filling his homes and created the impression that he was less than competent.

The characterization helped build the case against Jean Rychlik, the Northwest Portland real estate agent who bought his derelict 1892 house at 2343 NW Irving St. for $250,000, by all sources far less than its market value.

Robert Hoyt agreed to meet me before release of the story and saw no need to cancel the appointment after reading it. He showed up for the sit-down in the Montgomery Park atrium early and neatly dressed, looking both alert and youthful for his 80 years. ▶

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Food Front general manager resigns

Candidates line up to reinvigorate board of directors, which is down to three members.

Allan Classen

Holly Jarvis resigned her position running Food Front last month to explore a new career in energy medicine.

Holly Jarvis resigned her position running Food Front last month to explore a new career in energy medicine.

Holly Jarvis, general manager of Food Front Cooperative Grocery for 22 years, has resigned.

A press release issued by the co-op said Jarvis made the decision to leave “to pursue a new career path ... in energy medicine.”

Peg Nolan, a development consultant with National Co-op Grocers, of which Food Front is a member, is the interim general manager and will lead a national search for a permanent replacement. She said the process could take two to six months.

A November 2014 NW Examiner cover story, “Co-op Crash,” highlighted ▶

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Night noise versus daytime traffic Page 9 / County health building aims high Page 10 / Opinionate guide to coffee shops Page 12 / When Rocky covered the plate Page 18 / NW Examiner Community Awards moved to new PNCA building / Expanded permit parking system rolling out, meters coming as soon as May.
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A turn for the good

Allan Classen

Am I the only one to notice a remarkable series of local events in which the “little man” is being heard, the powerful have been turned away,

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