Brian Kelly

Bainbridge council approves six-month ban on development

The Bainbridge Island City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday for a six-month building ban on Bainbridge. The vote on the moratorium against accepting applications for certain… Continue reading

Bainbridge council flip-flops on controversial 305 bridge

Bainbridge’s “Bridge to Nowhere” is back. In a surprise reversal Tuesday, the Bainbridge Island City Council voted 4-3 to renew discussion of the controversial pedestrian/bicycle… Continue reading

Trump-bashing book sells out on Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island hasn’t seen anything like this since that boy wizard with the big black glasses. Michael Wolff’s tell-all bestseller on the Trump presidency, “Fire… Continue reading

Three new BI council members take the oath | Photo gallery

The Bainbridge Island City Council welcomed three new members to the dais at its first meeting of 2018. The trio — voted into office in… Continue reading

UPDATE | Extensive public comment doesn’t change council’s view on Highway 305 bridge

Wrong location, wrong priority. The Bainbridge Island City Council voted 5-2 to Tuesday abandon a plan to build a controversial pedestrian/bicyclist bridge over Highway 305,… Continue reading

Trump’s 50th week in office | In cartoons

Oh, my. Very bad. Yes, with the release of the bombshell book “Fire and Fury” this week, we will try to keep the intro to… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: The old normal | The Bainbridge Blab

After a stretch of sunshine last week, Bainbridge Island weather will return to the old normal this weekend with rain, rain, rain. That’s the latest… Continue reading

Pedestrian struck by hit-and-run driver

Bainbridge Island police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that happened this past weekend after a 57-year-old Bainbridge man said he was struck by another driver… Continue reading

New Bainbridge council kills controversial bridge project

It turned out to be a bridge too far. The Bainbridge Island City Council voted 5-2 to abandon a plan to build a controversial pedestrian/bicyclist… Continue reading

Today’s cartoon for Wednesday, Jan. 3

Today’s cartoon is by Jeff Koterba, Omaha World Herald.… Continue reading

New 18-home neighborhood planned for Madison Avenue

A Poulsbo developer hopes to build a new 18-home neighborhood on Madison Avenue just north of downtown Winslow. The new subdivision is called Madison Place,… Continue reading

BHS gymnasts score another win

BAINBRIDGE - The Bainbridge Spartans soared to another girls varsity gymnastics win by besting Shorewood and Shorecrest in a non-league matchup before the holiday break… Continue reading

Bainbridge to pick a new mayor: Councilman Medina in line for appointment

Three new city council members will take the oath of office Tuesday, and the Bainbridge Island City Council will choose a new mayor from one… Continue reading

Spartans vs. Shorewood, Shorecrest | Photo gallery

The Bainbridge Spartans picked up their second win at home in girls gymnastics against Shorewood and Shorecrest in the last meet before the holiday break.… Continue reading

Title-holding Spartans beat Kingston champs

The Spartans swiped a few jewels from Kingston’s crown as Bainbridge beat the Buccaneers, the defending 2A swimming champs, by a score of 118-65 in… Continue reading

Bainbridge officials offer new look at controversial 305 bridge

City officials have unveiled two new artist sketches of the controversial bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Highway 305. The two new views of the “curved truss” structure… Continue reading

Trump’s 49th week in office | In cartoons

The end is near. The end of the year, that is, and not the nightmare that haunts the dreams of so many editorial cartoonists across… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Welcome home, sun | The Bainbridge Blab

The weekend weather on Bainbridge Island is going to take a turn for the better, according to the latest forecast for the island from the… Continue reading

Farewell for Bainbridge council members | Photo gallery

The city of Bainbridge Island bid farewell to three council members at the council’s last meeting of 2017. Councilmen Roger Townsend, Wayne Roth and Val… Continue reading

Southern stretch of 305 is a relative safe space

City officials and stalwart supporters of the proposed pedestrian/bicyclist bridge over Highway 305 have longed claimed the $3 million structure is needed to prevent pedestrians… Continue reading