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Bainbridge park board will keep teen center in budget

The Bainbridge Island Teen Center will live to see another year.

UPDATE | Bainbridge nixes idea of joint police/fire facility

The Bainbridge Island City Council decided Tuesday not to join the police and fire departments under one roof.

City wants barn on historical registry

Located on the oldest and most continuously farmed land on Bainbridge Island, the Suyematsu Barn may soon be added to the state’s Historical Barns Registry.

City dinged on state audit for work with federal grant

According to a recent review by the Washington State Auditor’s Office, the city of Bainbridge Island is not meeting wage requirements set by one of its federal grant programs.

Bainbridge abandons idea of joint police/fire facility

The Bainbridge Island City Council decided Tuesday not to join the police and fire departments under one roof.

Bainbridge police use stun gun while arresting combatative 72-year-old

Bainbridge police used a taser on a 72-year-old woman when she became confrontational with an officer after a dispute with her neighbors over trees they had planted.

Bainbridge tradition kicks off the fall season | SLIDESHOW

Bainbridge islanders of all ages came out Sunday for the 27th annual Harvest Fair at Johnson Farm.

Draft ordinance for off-leash dogs tabled until further notice, Mayor says council’s divided

A draft ordinance regulating off-leash dog walking has sat in the queue for a first reading since June and shows little sign of making its debut on the Bainbridge Island City Council dais.

UPDATE | Council rejects plan for police advisory committee, will try again

Council members rejected a proposal at their meeting Tuesday — the second in little more than a month — that would have created a five-member citizens advisory board appointed by the city manager that would offer advice directly to Police Chief Matthew Hamner.

Groundbreaking ceremony celebrates a new place for all children | SLIDESHOW

Owen's Playground at Rotary Park finally broke ground to start building a play place that's accessible to children of all abilities.

UPDATE | Council delays decision on joint facility with Bainbridge Island Fire Department

After authorizing another $30,000 on a site assessment, the Bainbridge Island City Council has decided to postpone a decision on whether the city should join up with the Bainbridge Island Fire Department to build a co-located police/fire station.

Great gourds – on a roll: 2014 zucchini races welcome contestants of all ages | SLIDESHOW

After a several year hiatus, a crowd of Bainbridge islanders showed up for the return of the Great Zucchini Races to the Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market Saturday.

City, school district share new electronic fingerprinting system

After last year’s debacle over screening school volunteers, the district has worked closely with the Bainbridge Island Police Department to adopt a fingerprinting system that’s faster and more accurate.

Out with the old, in with the new: Winslow Wharf undergoes overhaul

Come next spring marina tenants will have access to a new and improved dock.

Bainbridge police chief adds two to ‘Washington’s Most Wanted’

Two Bainbridge Island natives have been added to Washington's "most wanted" list. Ericka Nitz, 24, and Kristopher Thurston Nickerson, 31, were identified by Bainbridge police this week as suspects involved in a recent car prowl where credit cards were stolen.

Bainbridge council OKs new rules to help save trees

In the shadow of last month’s clear-cutting of a forest near High School Road, the Bainbridge Island City Council accepted several recommended changes last week to the city’s landscaping and tree regulations.

Suspected serial burglar booked into Kitsap County Jail

Jason Michael Lucas, 34, traveled from Roanoke, Virginia with two Bainbridge police escorts and was booked into Kitsap County Jail at 1:27 a.m. Thursday.

Bainbridge council approves resolution supporting I-594

The Bainbridge Island City Council approved a resolution by a 6-1 vote Tuesday to support Initiative 594, the November ballot measure that would close loopholes in state criminal background checks when purchasing a firearm.

Bainbridge council to consider resolution supporting I-594

The Bainbridge Island City Council will consider a resolution Tuesday that supports Initiative 594, the November ballot measure that would close loopholes in state criminal background checks when purchasing a firearm.

‘Failing’ status for Bainbridge schools fails to reflect student achievement

District officials unsure of plan for worst-case scenario.