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Medina leads in Bainbridge council primary

Incumbent Bainbridge Island City Councilman Kol Medina was the runaway winner in the first vote tally in the 2019 Primary Election. Bainbridge voters (and just… Continue reading

Commissioners’ comments on new Bainbridge hotel were way off, architects say

Bainbridge planning commissioners set themselves up for a fact-free vote against the controversial Winslow Hotel, architects for the project said in the days before the… Continue reading

UPDATE | Bainbridge planning commission asks for rejection of downtown hotel project

The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission unanimously voted late last week to recommend denial of the Winslow Hotel project. In it’s 16-page report that the project… Continue reading

Roadside improvements, development loom large in Bainbridge council race

Kevin Fetterly shared a little joke with Kol Medina after the candidates forum earlier this month at Bainbridge Island City Hall. Fetterly, who is challenging… Continue reading

Retrospective of William F. Reese plein air art coming to Bainbridge gallery

Roby King Gallery will present “William F. Reese - A Retrospective Exhibition” in August. William F. Reese celebrated the Pacific Northwest with majestic landscapes, delicate… Continue reading

Bainbridge McDonald’s wants to add another drive-thru lane as part of remodel project

Want fries with that? Actually, McDonald’s would rather have a second drive-thru lane added to its menu of Bainbridge offerings. The fast food company has… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Summer sunshine | The Bainbridge Blab

Bainbridge Island will be soaked in sweet summer sunshine this weekend. Or so says the latest forecast for Bainbridge Island from the National Weather Service… Continue reading

Bainbridge councilman decides against primary challenge to Rep. Kilmer

Bainbridge Island City Councilman Matthew Tirman announced Thursday he won’t challenge Congressman Derek Kilmer for the 6th District position in the House of Representatives. Tirman… Continue reading

Court martial could end our nightmare | Letter to the editor

To the editor: We didn’t need Trump’s tweet telling congresswomen of color that they should go back to the countries they came from, to know… Continue reading

UPDATE | Just two remain in Bainbridge council primary race

Ashley Mathews’ name will be on the Primary Election ballot, despite her dropping out of the race for the District 2 North Ward seat on… Continue reading

UPDATE | Housing Kitsap to sell 550 Madison Apartments to development company

Housing Kitsap has agreed to sell the 550 Madison Apartments to Madison Avenue Development for $1.75 million. Madison Avenue Development will partner with Housing Resources… Continue reading

Workers hustle to finish new Blakely school in time for fall opening

Construction crews are racing to finish the new Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary School in time for it to open for school in the fall. In… Continue reading

Trump’s 130th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at President Donald J. Trump’s 130th week in the White House. This week’s… Continue reading

HRB begins fundraising for 550 Madison Apartments

Housing Resources Bainbridge has begun fundraising for the purchase of the 550 Madison Apartments from Housing Kitsap. The board of commissioners for Housing Kitsap decided… Continue reading

Bainbridge council candidates split on big priorities at voters forum

Two of three Bainbridge Island candidates for the North Ward council seat squared off last week at a voters forum at city hall, presenting a… Continue reading

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer announces support for impeachment

Congressman Derek Kilmer is now supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. In a statement issued Sunday, Rep. Kilmer, a 6th District Democrat, said the… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island School District sells unwanted gear

Thirty bicycles. Eight unicycles. Four pianos. Add 42 yoga mats, three autoharps, and 22 old film cameras, and what do you get? Just a few… Continue reading

City of Bainbridge Island had multiple chances to settle lawsuit on text messages

Bainbridge city officials had multiple chances to reach a settlement over a public records dispute before the case grew into a Superior Court lawsuit. Bainbridge… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Seize the day | The Bainbridge Blab

It’s going to be sunny and hot Friday on Bainbridge Island — clear skies and 80-degree weather — so enjoy it while it lasts. Which… Continue reading

Trump’s 129th week in office | In cartoons

The countdown continues. Here’s a look back at Week 129 of Donald J. Trump in the White House in our continuing cartoon cavalcade of the… Continue reading