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Bainbridge council to offer support for Green New Deal

The Bainbridge Island City Council may throw its political clout behind the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal — based on resolutions introduced in… Continue reading


Environmental assessment complete for Bainbridge High 100 Building project

The city of Bainbridge Island has completed its environmental review of the Bainbridge High School 100 Building replacement project. The city issued a “mitigated determination… Continue reading


Weekend weather report: Sunny Sunday | The Bainbridge Blab

Enjoy it while it lasts. Friday’s sunshine will disappear for a bit this weekend, according to the latest forecast for the island from the National… Continue reading


Race Equity Task Force holds first meeting, elects officers

James Friday was elected chairman of the Bainbridge Island Race Equity Task Force at the group’s first meeting. Susan Wilmot was appointed vice chair, and… Continue reading

Trump’s 111th week in office | In cartoons

America: Land of the free. Offer void where prohibited. Welcome to our continuing cartoon chronicle of the 45th president. Here’s our look back at Donald… Continue reading

CHI Franciscan officials sign agreement to sell medical center building to city of Bainbridge Island

Officials with Harrison Medical Center have signed off on a purchase-and-sale agreement for the city of Bainbridge Island to purchase its medical clinic building on… Continue reading

Councilman Peltier apologizes to Ethics Board for outburst at earlier meeting

Bainbridge Island Councilman Ron Peltier has sent a letter to the city’s Ethics Board apologizing for his behavior at the board’s last meeting. At that… Continue reading

Highway 305 trees get spotty

Travelers along Highway 305 on Bainbridge Island may have noticed spots of white paint marking large trees that line the highway. According to the Washington… Continue reading

Councilman Ron Peltier talks about ethics complaints at a ward meeting earlier this year. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Concerns, complaints continue over Councilman Peltier’s ‘bullying behavior’

Facing multiple ethics complaints that accused him of bullying behavior, Bainbridge Councilman Ron Peltier unloaded on the city’s Ethics Board at its meeting just before… Continue reading

Councilman Ron Peltier talks about ethics complaints at a ward meeting earlier this year. (Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review)

Answers lacking in case of dead man found on Bainbridge last year

Bainbridge police are still waiting for answers on what left a man dead in a wooded area next to Highway 305 south of High School… Continue reading

Bainbridge UAC passes proposed rate increases for sewer and water customers along to city council

Bainbridge’s Utility Advisory Committee met last week to talk about proposed rate adjustments. The city launched a study a year ago of the rates and… Continue reading

Student walkout planned at BHS on Friday

Students at Bainbridge High are planning a walkout Friday to coincide with the US Youth Climate Strike. The nationwide strike is being held to call… Continue reading

Councilman Peltier investigated after complaint of city-delivered wood chips to his property

An outside attorney hired by the city of Bainbridge Island has been investigating Councilman Ron Peltier on allegations that the first-term councilman violated ethical standards… Continue reading

Bainbridge council meets to talk about ‘complaints or charges brought against a public officer or employee’

The Bainbridge council went into a closed-to-the-public executive session at the start of its meeting Tuesday, in part “to receive and evaluate complaints or charges… Continue reading

Plum trees next to Bainbridge library to be removed

The Bainbridge Public Library plans to remove the five Thundercloud plum trees next to the sidewalk of the library along Madison Avenue and High School… Continue reading

Snowy weather in February impacts construction schedule for new Blakely school

Winter weather — including last month’s snowstorm that closed schools for days — has set the construction project for the new Blakely elementary school back… Continue reading

COBI planning department closed Thursday | The Bainbridge Blab

Bainbridge officials have announced the planning department will be closed to the public later this week. The Planning and Community Development Department will be closed… Continue reading

Report sheds new light on police incident at Agate Pass Bridge

The Agate Pass Bridge was temporarily shut down last week because a 34-year-old Bremerton man on the bridge was threatening to kill himself, according to… Continue reading

Trump’s 110th week in office | In cartoons

It ain’t over until it’s over. On that happy note, our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at Trump’s 110th… Continue reading

AED program gets its start on death’s doorstep: Rotary begins fundraising effort for more lifesaving defibrillators

Jack Sutherland couldn’t breath. He woke up in a panic. And when he tried to raise his hands to his face, he discovered they were… Continue reading