Richard D. Oxley

UPDATE | City council boils over on outsourcing water utility

The council voted unanimously to cease all negotiations to outsource management to the Kitsap Public Utility District. But the matter took a back seat to a heated argument over the aptitude of the council, its treatment of its city manager.

Fundraising continues for Bainbridge Island fireworks show

Islanders need to raise $10,000 close a funding gap for this year's fireworks show over Eagle Harbor.

Bainbridge council rejects KPUD contract

The Bainbridge Island City Council rejected a proposed contract to outsource the management of the city's water system Wednesday.

Council remains divided on offshoring city water system in wake of city manager recommendation

A million-dollar price tag and a potential fight with the city's union appears to have done little to erode support for a controversial contract to outsource management of the city's water system.

Town & Country remodel will boast a drive-thru

Plans for the major remodel of Winslow's Town & Country Market have been updated and now include new improvements such as a pocket park, expanding parking, and even a drive-thru grocery window.

Construction continues on Madison Avenue water main

Traffic delays are expected along one of Winslow's main arteries.

Kilmer focuses on jobs, economy during Bainbridge visit

Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor and U.S. Representative for Washington’s 6th Congressional District, visited Bainbridge’s IslandWood Wednesday evening for a town hall meeting. The lawmaker took the opportunity to drive home his message on the nation’s economy and to listen to local constituents.

UPDATE | Island man’s alleged break-in of sex store started with mannequin kidnapping

A Bainbridge Island man is in jail after allegedly stealing from an adult store, not once, but twice, and making off with half of a sexily-clad mannequin and an armload of adult-themed products.

Island man allegedly burglarizes adult store

A Bainbridge Island man has been arrested for allegedly breaking into an adult store in Silverdale and stealing several adult-themed products.

Bainbridge begins considerations for Waterfront Park, city dock

The city has scheduled two community meetings to address future improvements to Waterfront Park from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The second meeting from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, is at the Waterfront Park Community Center.

Bainbridge council asks for redo on evaluation process

More work needed on plan to review job performance of new city manager.

Island dance team brings home trophies

The Bainbridge Ballet’s dance team recently competed in the Showstopper Dance Competition in Tacoma on May 17-19, and the island dancers came away with their arms full of trophies.

Proposed shopping center gets initial thumbs up

Bainbridge Island’s newest shopping center took another step toward reality Monday as city officials looked over plans for the project and gave their initial thumbs up.

Talk starts early on 2014 election proposals

Local governments mulling requests for levies, bonds on 2014 ballot.

Sakai fifth-graders school the city council

Bainbridge Island fifth-graders dropped some knowledge on the city council Wednesday night about the Murden Cove watershed.

Bainbridge Island man arrested on multiple charges faces new charge

Austin Tyler Olmsted, 26, was arrested on multiple charges last week but now faces another for trafficking stolen property he allegedly took from an island home.

Upskirt photographer sentenced to four months in jail

The Bainbridge Island man arrested for taking videos and photographs under the skirts of unsuspecting young women has been sentenced to four months in jail.

Bainbridge Island police arrest alleged liquor thief

Michael Alofa Siva, 25, was arrested at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal after he allegedly stole bottles of liquor from the Safeway on High School Road.

Ethic board tosses out complaint against councilwoman

The complaint against Councilwoman Sarah Blossom was denied on the grounds it was highly speculative.

Sakai students educate the public about Murden Cove concerns

Fifth-grade students at Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School have produced a series of animated shorts to teach the public about the Murden Cove watershed on Bainbridge Island.