Nick Twietmeyer

Vandalism in parks prompts crackdown

Bainbridge parks have become the host to an unfortunate rise in graffiti and costly acts of vandalism. For Park Services Director Dan Hamlin, enough is… Continue reading

Options parents voice concerns over budget cuts

The Bainbridge Island School District’s bombshell announcement that it is considering closing Commodore Options School — along with staff layoffs and program cuts — brought… Continue reading

School district holds special meeting for options parents

School district holds special meeting for options parents

Creativity finds a long-term home in Rolling Bay

Space Craft still has a place to land. The new owners of Rolling Bay hall have brought with them a passion for the arts —… Continue reading

Aquatics center to replace pool deck

The Nakata Pool at the Bainbridge Aquatics Center will be getting a brand new deck. Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District accepted the $64,455… Continue reading

Bainbridge parks board approves plan for pump track

Battle Point Park is set to become the new home of several dirt tracks for mountain bikers to practice their trail-riding skills. Four of the… Continue reading

Deep budget cuts may lead to closure of Commodore building | UPDATE

The Bainbridge Island School District will consider closing the Commodore building in a round of “deep budget cuts,” district officials announced late last week. The… Continue reading

School board reallocates renovations funds for Blakely project | UPDATE

The new Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary School will cost $6.7 million more than the amount that the Bainbridge Island School District asked voters for in… Continue reading

BISD superintendent reports on listening tour

Shortly after being appointed as the new superintendent of Bainbridge Island School District, Peter Bang-Knudsen decided to take the temperature of the community around him… Continue reading

Owen named Presidential Scholar candidate

Jonathan Owen has been named a candidate for the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The recognition comes after Owen received a perfect score of 1,600… Continue reading

District officials thrilled with landslide wins for levy | UPDATE

Bainbridge voters resoundingly approved two school levies in a landslide victory for island schools. Officials with the Bainbridge Island School District were thrilled with the… Continue reading

Pillow-palooza: Bainbridge Island shows its soft side for refugees

When an $1,800 charge for 500 pillows showed up on Rev. Paul Stumme-Diers’ credit card, a quick-thinking customer service representative sprung into action. Stumme-Diers recalled… Continue reading

School district budget will need changes to accommodate higher costs for Blakely Elementary

Officials with the Bainbridge Island School Distict remained tight-lipped this week about the financial turmoil engulfing the construction of the new Blakely Elementary School. The… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island school levies pass

Bainbridge voters have approved two four-year levies to pay for educational programs and operations, and technology improvements, at island schools. Proposition 1, the educational programs… Continue reading

The snow giveth and the snow taketh away

Bainbridge High School will be adjusting its class scheduling due to the recent snow days. Due to the cancellation of school on both Monday and… Continue reading

Bainbridge district hosts panel on levy measures

With a few questions still lingering before next week’s big day at the ballot box, officials from the Bainbridge Island School District hosted a special… Continue reading

WHAT’S THE HARM?Bainbridge High hosts substance abuse discussion panel

Hundreds of concerned parents flooded the Bainbridge High School Commons to learn about how they can better protect their children from drug and alcohol abuse.… Continue reading

Island to vote on renewal of levies

They’re stripped-down laptops designed for the internet. And students at Woodward Middle School and Commodore Options School have had the high tech devices — Chromebooks… Continue reading

Update: Some school functions a “go” despite the ice and snow

Even though school itself was cancelled again today due to icy roads and weather, a handful of activities will still go on as planned. Bainbridge… Continue reading

‘Our Silent World’: A view through an Ometepe child’s lens

Born into silence and without the words to share the story of their lives, these 15 children will not be able to tell you their… Continue reading