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Updated fire code would affect new development

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:15PM

The city is on the verge of adapting its first dedicated fire code, updating regulations and slashing contradictory language that was previously sprinkled throughout the Bainbridge Municipal Code.

Around the island

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:15PM

The female barred owl is a two-pound ball of talons and feathers. Hit by a car in 2007, she has spent the last year rehabilitating at West Sound Wildlife Shelter, and is now ready to tour classrooms as part of the shelter’s education program.

Island students again ace WASL

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 12:15PM

Bainbridge students scored among the highest in the state on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning again this year, though some scores at lower grade levels were lower than in 2007.

Yeomalt cabin set to get a lift this week

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:14PM

Work on the long-awaited first phase of the Yeomalt cabin rehabilitation project is under way this week.

BHS grad gets back out to play

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 26, 2008 at 8:17AM

When no college offered Caitlyn Salo a chance to continue playing sports, she decided to turn her attention to other things in life.

Senior center project brought back to table

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 6:00PM updated Aug 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

With the availability of city funds now limited for nearly anything other than basic needs, it’s not surprising that proponents for two city construction projects find themselves jockeying for a place on Bainbridge Island’s 2009-2014 Capital Facilities Plan (CFP).

Failed transformer causes brief Tuesday power outage

  • Aug 12, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Aug 25, 2008 at 11:20AM

A failed transformer in the Port Madison area was responsible for a brief, north end power outage Tuesday morning, according to a Puget Sound Energy spokesperson. According to PSE a circuit was blown shortly after 7 a.m., cutting power to about 1,200 homes. Traffic signals on State Route 305 at Day Road and Sportsman Club Road were also left dark, creating long backups amid the morning commute.


  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Further about your Aug. 20 editorial (“Neighborly way is best”), being “neighborly” is as island neighborly does. And this has got to get more close and personal.

Council needs to make some big decisions

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Whether a person is sitting in the City Council chambers or watching BITV at home in an easy chair, catching the vibes and barbs emanating these days to and from council members, the mayor and administrators in attendance is akin to viewing the last acts of the current Bush Administration. Hands over eyes, painfully peeking through fingers because you’ve got to see what happens next.

City resorts to living on credit

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Faced with the most severe financial crisis in city history, city administration is recommending taking out the credit card instead of making permanent cuts in city operating costs. This creative amalgamation of head in the sand with your finger in the dike approach has nothing going for it except long-term negative consequences for the community. There is no plan, only pleading for cash to tide them over until they can make a plan.

Project Backpack zips up for the start of a new school year

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

When you’re deciding between paying for groceries and getting your child a new backpack, what’s going to win out?

Available for adoption through PAWS:

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Available for adoption through PAWS:

Hollydays Art: Submissions are now being accepted for

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Hollydays Art: Submissions are now being accepted for the cover of the 2008 downtown Bainbridge “Hollydays Guide” and holiday poster. Artwork must be two-dimensional with a winter and/or holiday theme. Submit up to five digital images along with a resume or bio by e-mail to, or mail on disk to: Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, 120 Madrone Lane N, Suite 203, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Deadline: 5 p.m. Sept. 19. Info: 842-2982 or

Four BISC swimmers propel PNS team to Zone title

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

Four members of the Bainbridge Island Swim Club – David Ortyn, Andrew McCarthy, Todd McCarthy and Kim Williams – were selected to represent the Pacific Northwest Regional swim team at the Western Zone Championships in Gresham, Ore. Aug. 5-Aug. 9.

Hunt wins bid for appeals court

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

J. Robin Hunt of Bainbridge punched a return ticket to the state Court of Appeals in Tuesday’s primary, easily eclipsing the 50 percent of votes needed to clinch the seat and fend off challenger Tim Ford.

Around the Island

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

A Bainbridge Island long-term care facility has been named in a class-action lawsuit alleging unfair business practices that affect quality of care.

A sad day for fans of Winslow Way Cafe

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s been a staple on the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue for more than 15 years – and now it’s gone.

The boat that wouldn’t sink

  • Aug 23, 2008 at 12:00AM

It was a boat nobody wanted.

Winning Kitsap candidates emerge

  • Aug 19, 2008 at 8:24PM

Early primary results were released just after 8:00 p.m., giving Republican Tim Matthes the majority of the vote, followed by Democrat Charlotte Garrido. If these results hold, Monty Mahan will be eliminated from the race.

Bainbridge: Mayor, council need to work together

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 9:00PM

Mr. Stevens’ letter placing blame on the mayor for the city’s financial woes misses the mark entirely. We learned in the last few years that we are suffering from an entirely dysfunctional City Council that cannot find a way to compromise on significant issues. Even when they do sometimes agree on a policy or program they come back later and pull the rug out from under some poor city employee that had the audacity to enforce their stated wishes.

Bainbridge attorney Joe McMillan is among defense team of Guantanamo detainee Hamdan

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 9:00PM

For attorney Joe McMillan, one moment stood out in the trial of Guantanamo Bay detainee Salim Hamdan. It was late in the trial when Hamdan, imprisoned in Guantanamo for the previous six years, stood and thanked the military jurors for their service and apologized for any harm he may have caused through his work as a driver for Osama bin Laden.

Bainbridge Islander’s tribal art exhibit benefits Mongolian women’s quilting center

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 8:00PM

In describing her work with the Mongolian Quilting Center, islander Maggie Ball recalls an idea Greg Mortenson discussed when he came to Bainbridge to talk about his book, “Three Cups of Tea”:

Neighborly way is best

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Let’s take a return trip to the Bainbridge Island Health, Housing and Human Services needs assessment report for 2007-2008. Other than emphasizing that there is a shortage of affordable housing for families and seniors to rent or buy, the survey of agencies and providers revealed that there continues to be a large gap between the services accessible to low-income residents when compared to most islanders.

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