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Funding may stall litany of projects

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

The administration says it can’t complete the work without additional staffing. A street opening tied to the city’s downtown planning initiative may be put off for a year – not for want of political support, but rather, an engineer to design it. Design work for the connection of Ericksen Avenue and Hildebrand Lane is on a laundry list of public works and other projects the administration says it cannot complete in 2006, unless the City Council approves additional short-term staffing.

City, WSF near boatyard deal

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

A new accord could restore a haul-out facility to Eagle Harbor.,/i> A glimmer of hope was sighted on the horizon last week, signaling the possible return of a public boatyard to Eagle Harbor. “There are still some critical issues to resolve, but this past week, I believe we’ve turned the corner,” Mayor Darlene Kordonowy said Monday.

Appleton backs bill on island growth

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

The Democrat hopes to let island cities set their own growth boundaries. Imagine Bainbridge Island swelled to the seams with 130,000 people. It’s not the vision most residents have for the bucolic isle. And it’s not a vision held by Rep. Sherry Appleton, who introduced a bill in Olympia this month aimed at putting the island’s growth in the hands of islanders.

News Roundup -- Falsifications added up/Earl to lead city engineers/15.39 inches of rain to date/Alternate gifts present $22K/Boxes of books for the troops/Sco

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Whatever reason Will Peddy gave for lying on his resume, the city thinks it was a lie, too. Details of the investigation into Peddy’s resume misrepresentations were released this week, with some of the information redacted. A Superior Court judge blocked the city from releasing all of the information, after a public disclosure request by local online site “The Buzz” prompted a lawsuit by Peddy.

Another flap at T'Chookwap

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Proposed sale of the tiny north-end park is opposed by many neighbors. The City Council held off on staking a “For Sale” sign at a Port Madison park Wednesday, allowing more time to let residents hear the sales pitch. “The discussion is premature about selling this property,” said Councilwoman Deborah Vancil about a resolution that would authorize the sale of T’Chookwap Park, a half-acre waterfront parcel on Spargur Loop Road. “This is very difficult. I’m disappoi

Council pledges reform for '06

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Efficiency, shorter meetings are the goals. The City Council’s resolutions for the New Year include better efficiency, less time spent in meetings, increased public participation and better communication with the administration. But rather than make a list and hope for the best, the council has enacted procedural reforms it hopes will help them keep to their promises in 2006 and beyond.

Legislators split on yard

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Rockefeller, Appleton say the yard stays; Woods wants discussion. As members of Reclaim Our Waterfront mount a petition and letter-writing campaign to convince elected officials that the ferry maintenance yard’s removal is in the island’s interest, some of the area’s state legislators have already made up their minds.

Group forms to oust ferry work facility

  • Jan 7, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

But a presentation by ‘ROW’ fails to sway harbor commissioners. A newly formed group advocating removal of the ferry maintenance yard from island shores did not get the response it hoped for from the city Harbor Commission Tuesday. The nonprofit Reclaim Our Waterfront citizen group presented its argument to the commission hoping to garner support for relocating the ferry facility, which they consider counter to their vision for greater public access, commercial development and small-scale maritime uses on Eagle Harbor.

Appleton drops gauntlet vs. NASCAR

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

The 23rd District Democrat says the promised economic benefits are suspect. Putting the breaks on a state-funded racetrack in Kitsap County will top Rep. Sherry Appleton’s priority list in her newly appointed role on a House economics committee.

News Roundup -- Student OK after collision/Two pertussis cases at school/Shainin named BPA director/Downtown group moves

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

A 9-year-old Bainbridge boy complained only of a sore neck after he was struck by a vehicle while walking his bicycle through a crosswalk near Ordway Elementary School early Thursday. The youth was transported to Harrison Hospital as a precaution, school officials said.

Teens screened for mental health

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

School, health district officials hope to steer youths away from self-destructive behavior. For three years, Leigh Manheim has canvassed tirelessly for a way to identify high school teens who harbor suicidal thoughts. Today – as Bainbridge High School becomes the first school in Kitsap County to offer TeenScreen, a program designed to help prevent suicides and identify other mental health concerns in teens – she is happy the community has achieved that goal.

Hearing examiner blocks opening opening of Kallgren Road

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

Neighbors applaud the decision, which would have created a thruway to Day Road. City government got a strong message Friday, when it was barred from turning a forested path linking Kallgren and Day roads into a thruway.

News Roundup -- Bard, Berger are treasures/Requiem for a poet slated/Films focus on Iraq war/Classes set for pre-teen girls

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

Sculptor and painter Gayle Bard and writer and illustrator, Barbara Helen Berger are being honored with 2006 Island Treasure Awards, to mark their excellence in the arts and humanities, the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council announced. The Island Treasure Awards will be presented at a dinner and award ceremony, Jan. 29 at IslandWood.

Don't call him 'mellow cello'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

Justin Donais turns to a new rock repertoire. Edgy and gritty notes punctuate the bite of the bow hair on the cello�s strings. The dry elegance of a Bach cello suite, this is not. Bainbridge High School senior Justin Donais picks up a guitar when he wants to compose something soothing, but �cellos are a lot better for rock, because the strings are tuned in fifths (used frequently in rock),� he said.

Island importer brings the best of Argentina

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

Polenta was just the start for Carl Mundt and his farming partners.
Americans know Argentina produces great beef.
Islander Carl Mundt, the managing member of Argentine Products, wants to introduce them to some the the country's other delicious foodstuffs.

Joel Pritchard’s real legacy? It's pickleball

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

As he’s honored with a park for his political career, don’t forget the game.
After the initial volley, Nick Sy and Grant Oie rush the net, closing in for the kill.
The pair have speed and youth on their side and are poised for an easy fourth- straight win against challengers more than double their age.
Sy’s arm snaps through the air like a rubber band, rocketing the ball into the realm of the unseen.

Peddy moves to seal documents

  • Jan 3, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

The fired city code officer argues in court papers that his family could be imperiled. Fired city code enforcement officer and failed mayoral candidate Will Peddy is gearing up for a court fight to protect documents he says could put his safety at risk if made public.

Historic Home Meets Sorry Fate

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Winslow’s Cave House succumbs to the wrecking ball after preservation efforts fail. Bill Moore’s heart was in the right place when he tried to save a century-old house steeped in Winslow’s shipbuilding history. But even a well-placed heart has to stand aside when the wrecking ball swings.

He's the king of the kettle drum

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Art Whitson helps the school bands keep their timpanis in tune. Loosening the lugs of a 23-inch timpani, Art Whitson pries the drum head off and carefully upends the large copper instrument.

Ice cream store to close

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Loral Ann Jorza is going down with her ship, Island Ice Cream & Coffee - not for lack of trying.

Generator caused blaze

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

An overheated propane generator at an Agate Point home ignited a stack of cedar shingles Sunday, causing one of the largest and most costly residential fires in nearly a decade.

Katrina victims find new homes – in RVs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

A Bainbridge organization puts shelter on the road for evacuees As government relief agencies deliberated on how to house thousands of Hurricane Katrina’s victims, one Bainbridge resident already had homes hitting the highways bound for the Gulf Coast.

News Roundup -- Storm darkens island Christmas/Make some mochi for the new year/Applications for art fund available

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Storm darkens island Christmas Dozens of island trees and power lines fell under 36-mph winds Christmas day, darkening the holiday for Winslow area residents. “We’ve had a lot harder storms,” said city public Works crew chief Guy Richards. “But this one seems to have hit us hard and fast in a short period of time.”

Christmas fire destroys home

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

A generator may be the cause as a north end couple is displaced. A north end home was destroyed by fire Christmas night in one of the biggest blazes to strike the island in years. Paul and Laurel Moldon, residents of the 5,000-square-foot home in the 7000 block of North Street at Agate Point, escaped with their two dogs without injury.

News Roundup -- Terminal night work resumes/Clear Path fetes success/Cozy winter tales at library

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Construction crews will conduct night work on the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal starting Jan. 9 and continue until Feb. 22. The night construction is part of the final phase of trestle replacement on the terminal’s slip two.

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