Richard D. Oxley

UPDATE | Townsend, McComb look ahead to November election

The primary race for Bainbridge Island's South Ward went as many expected during Kitsap County's Primary Election Tuesday, as Roger Townsend and Dee McComb advanced to November's ballot.

Primary results show Townsend in the lead for Bainbridge South Ward council seat

Tuesday's primary for Kitsap County shows Roger Townsend outpacing his opponent in the race for Bainbridge Island's South Ward city council seat.

Bainbridge city council offered a pétanque play date with city officials in Edmonds

The Bainbridge Island City Council got more than an informational update on Waterfront Park at a recent meeting — it was offered a date with the city of Edmonds.

Grow Community modifies development plans

Phase II of the Grow Community development is on the horizon, and officials are looking to take the neighborhood in a whole new direction than previously planned.

UPDATE | Fort Ward vandalism is latest in string of incidents

Two Fort Ward Park benches were broken apart and burned at the park's campsite.

Fault lines remain on new shoreline plan

Ecology hears islanders' arguments for and against the city's update to the Shoreline Master Program at a public hearing.

Ecology to get earful on Bainbridge Island’s SMP Wednesday

Islanders against Bainbridge Island's proposed update of its Shoreline Master Program are preparing to give representatives from the state Department Ecology an earful this week.

Eagle Scout benches set ablaze at Fort Ward

Two park benches were destroyed at Fort Ward Park after someone broke them down to use as firewood.

UPDATE | Body of missing diver found in Blakely Harbor

Bainbridge Island and Seattle police boats work to recover body found in Blakely Harbor.

Market has brush with controversy over Oral-B commercial

A visit by national corporation brings business and dollars to Bainbridge, but some islanders are concerned about its presence.

Council moves along effort to cut water rates by 30 percent

Winslow’s water utility customers are one step closer to cheaper bills after the Bainbridge Island City Council moved along an ordinance to slash water rates by 30 percent.

Council candidates tackle big issues at candidates forum

Approximately 25 people gathered at city hall for a forum showcasing south-islanders Dee McComb and Roger Townsend who are running for the South Ward council seat.

Shopping center critics launch website

Islanders opposed to a shopping center near Highway 305 and High School Road have expanded their protest beyond their strategic street corner near the site of the proposed development. They are now taking their cause into the community and across the World Wide Web.

Bainbridge Island could cut water rates again

City council will discuss additional changes to the city's water utilities.

Four kayakers rescued from Eagle Harbor

A few too many may have led four kayakers into the drink at the mouth of Eagle Harbor Monday evening.

Islanders join forces to protest SMP at state level

Bainbridge Defense Fund and local lawyer submit protest of the Bainbridge Island Shoreline Master Program to Ecology.

Rite Aid gets a makeover: Island drug store is brought up to new company standards

Bainbridge Island’s Rite Aid has received a facelift in recent weeks as part of a store-wide remodel that will provide more than just better aesthetics.

Dog park won’t hunt at city hall

The Bainbridge Island City Council discussed a long-awaited proposal for an off-leash dog park Wednesday — the first of its kind.

Commissioners explain fare increases for ferry at Bainbridge meeting

Representatives with the Washington State Transportation Commission came to Bainbridge Island this week to explain a back-to-back ferry fare hike proposal currently under consideration.

UPDATE | Poulsbo man charged in burglary that cleaned out Bainbridge Island home

A Poulsbo man has been arrested and charged after multiple burglaries on Bainbridge Island, including a massive theft that robbed a south island home of nearly everything inside.