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Build garage, connect streets, consultant says

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:54PM

A transportation planner’s report details big ideas for downtown. When there’s no place to park, there’s no where to go but up. If traffic is bad, connect streets. Those are the recommendations of transportation consultant Jim Charlier, who was slated to present his recommendations for improving downtown access and circulation at a Winslow Tomorrow meeting in City Hall Tuesday evening.

High school tops list of levy projects

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:54PM

Age and bulging enrollment put the school at the forefront of facilities planning. Short on classrooms, shorter still on elbow room. That’s Bainbridge High School this fall. With a projected enrollment of some 1,490 students on a campus designed for 850-900, teachers and students alike will be pressed for space from the get-go.

A park so popular, the city wants to sell it

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:54PM

T’Chookwap Park isn’t much of a draw, but neighbors like it. Selling a neglected, sometimes contentious little park overlooking Port Madison Bay could mean more money for a grander park somewhere else, city and park officials say. Trouble is, some neighbors say T’Chookwap Park is a community asset and a buffer against encroaching development.

News Roundup -- Blaze damages Manitou home/Sakai honored as green school/Big grant for PeaceTrees/Seniors get a big discount

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:54PM

Fire damaged a home in the 10000 block of Manitou Park Boulevard Wednesday evening. The blaze was reported around 9:18 p.m. by a neighbor who smelled smoke several doors down. Firefighters found a bedroom and bathroom in the single-story home fully involved, and the blaze was extinguished without incident.

Long-term campus facilities needs look really big

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:54PM

Formal proposals are due Tuesday, as the cost of school revamps adds up. Bold. Underscored. Italic. The school district will not ask voters for a $168 million bond levy to pay for facilities upgrades next year – and they’re hideously afraid someone might come to that conclusion. But a draft – that’s draft – 15-year master plan for the district’s six campuses suggests capital facilities needs on a scale probably unimaginable when the planning exercise began earlier this year.

The city’s spokesperson, the people’s voice

  • Aug 27, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:54PM

Mayor hopefuls bring different visions for the city’s top office. Ask the mayor, a former mayor and a couple folks hoping to be the next mayor what it means to be mayor, and you’ll get a range of responses. “The mayor’s office is the nerve center and the place where citizens’ needs are overseen, monitored or cajoled,” said Dwight Sutton, the island’s mayor for four years in the 1990s.

News Roundup -- Racetrack plan gets scrutiny/Public meeting on fire levy set/‘Delicious’ books to go/Job service needs job filled/Looking for tasty tomatoes/Sti

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

The Kitsap County commissioners will assemble a task force to examine all aspects of the International Speedway Corp.’s proposal to locate a racetrack in Kitsap County, soliciting experts from financial and environmental areas.

Road end opened, closed

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

A man overstepped the law when he cut off the lock at Fletcher Landing, police say. The wheels of justice were turning too slowly to suit Tom Chester. So the road-end advocate decided to take matters – and a bolt cutter – into his own hands. The Bayview Boulevard resident freely admits that he snipped the lock off the gate at Fletcher Landing and declared public access at the disputed road end, possibly getting himself into legal trouble in the process.

Polling slated in Winslow planning effort

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

How much is the community willing to spend on downtown? They’ll find out. Winslow Tomorrow hopes to round up a crack team of designers and architects to bring downtown planning into a finer focus. “We’re in the process of refining,” said architect Charlie Wenzlau, whose firm is on tap for proposed Winslow Tomorrow consulting services. “What we want to do now is take ideas about downtown and put them into a cohesive picture.”

Kallgren decision appealed, may force new policy debate

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

The council could take up the issue of closed rights of way before year’s end. The path toward resolving the conflict over Kallgren Road is a few miles longer. Residents and a developer last week appealed a city decision that would require a connection of Kallgren to Day Road, if plans go forward to build homes at Kallgren’s dead end.

Woods bucks party, supports gas tax hike

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

The funding is needed to bring state roads up to snuff, she says. OLYMPIA – The halls of the state House of Representatives echoed with the sound of applause the night of April 24, the final night of the session, which concluded with passage of the largest gas tax increase in state history. Among those who breathed a sigh of relief was Rep. Bev Woods (R-Kingston), ranking minority member of the House transportation committee and a leader in creating the $8.5 billion package to renovate much of the state’s transportation infrastructure.

News Roundup -- BIAHC dives into the Pacific/A smooth ride for schoolkids/Cyclers eat pie, raise funds/Fall sports coming up

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council seeks fellow explorers for its sixth annual Humanities Inquiry for 2006, “Sharing an Ocean.” Unlike past month-long inquiries, the council plans to run the series on the Asian Pacific Rim and Pacific Ocean for a year-long study in order to include more participants and events.

When food becomes a teen’s enemy

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

A workshop helps island girls achieve a healthy body image. “A.S.” was striving for perfection when things got out of control. Her desire to lose weight last year at age 15 made anorexia an appealing outlet for her feelings, which started when she was in the third grade. “I think it was always in the back of my mind, the commitment to be able to do it,” the Bainbridge High School student said.

‘We have to be right 100 percent’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

‘Hot-dogging’ is serious training for crews, the Coast Guard says. “Hard port!” yells Kain Foglesong to his crew as he banks his speed boat left, slicing through a ferry’s white, churning wake. At high throttle, the twin-engine U.S. Coast Guard vessel cuts a near 90-degree turn, pressing the left-side window ominously close to the water’s surface.

News Roundup -- Rider strikes median, is hurt/State fines school group/WIB to honor Texas vigil

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

A 50-year-old Bainbridge man was seriously injured when he ran his motorized scooter into a traffic median on Grow Avenue. Passers-by found the man lying unconscious in the roadway south of Shepard Way, just before 10 p.m. Saturday. The man appeared to have been traveling northbound when he struck the median and was ejected from the scooter.

Make energy while the sun shines

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:53PM

Solar power advocates believe alternative energy is a bright idea. Cyndy Salisbury frequently has visions while staring at sun-drenched rooftops. On the ridges of Bainbridge homes and Seattle high-rises, she visualizes economic and environmental salvation through rows and rows of solar panels delivering the Northwest from fiery fossil fuel damnation.

More cops on the street with law/justice levy

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:52PM

Kitsap voters will decide a sales tax hike for law enforcement on Sept. 20. It amounts to less than a ha’penny on a cup of coffee, but a proposed sales tax increase could provide a big money boost for the island’s crime fighters. The Bainbridge Island Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies in Kitsap County, would benefit from a 0.15 percent sales tax levy on the Sept. 20 ballot to address a wide range of staff shortfalls.

Security cameras installed on BHS campus

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:52PM

But they won’t be turned on until policies for their use are in place. When Bainbridge High School students return to the campus next month, they’ll find the courtyard ringed by proud, newly planted trees. They may also, if they look closely, see new security cameras overhead, installed to dissuade acts of vandalism like the destruction of trees in that same courtyard last spring.

News Roundup -- Renna bails out of race/Play for a Cure raises $76,000/Firefighters join MD battle/Pies fuel pedal power Sunday/Pianos play for their repair

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:52PM

A City Council candidate withdrew from the race Wednesday, citing a time crunch imposed by an unforeseen primary election. Frank Renna, a six-year island resident, had filed to challenge North Ward incumbent Councilwoman Debbie Vancil. But marketing consultant Jeannie McMacken’s entrance into the race necessitated a Sept. 20 primary election, more than a month before the Nov. 8 general election.

Housing market continues red hot streak

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:52PM

Average prices jumped nearly 13 percent in the first half of the year. If it’s a bubble, it’s got a thick skin. Bainbridge Island home prices ballooned through the first half of the year, with closed residential and condominium sales averaging $592,000 through the first six months and $612,000 in July, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, which tracks real estate transactions.

Aging fire fleet isn’t very fleet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:52PM

The department hopes to replace trucks that are slow, fail newer standards. Ken Beach shakes the clutch and rams it into second gear just as his hulking water transport truck rolls onto the foot of Bucklin Hill. The fully loaded 18-ton Ford roars like a lion – but it’s not a roar of defiance or power. It’s more like the bellow of a giant cat in its death throes.

Hood Canal Bridge closures are here

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:52PM

Weekend travel to Jefferson County will be curtailed as the span is revamped. HOOD CANAL BRIDGE – It’s only been two years since construction began to repair the floating bridge that connects Kitsap and Jefferson counties. While Washington State Department of Transportation officials say they’ve tried their best to keep the impacts to drivers to a minimum, construction is, well, construction.

News Roundup --Youth knifed accidentally/Yeomalt Cabin makes grade/Harbor speed limit at issue/Bring flowers, brighten days

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:52PM

A knife was accidentally thrown into the chest of a young male on Ihland Way late Monday night, according to Bainbridge Police. Several witnesses said a friend of the 18 year-old victim had been fixing a folding knife, and demonstrated that it was repaired by flicking it open a number of times. The knife flew out of the friend’s hands and lodged into the chest of the victim, who was standing about three feet away, a handful of juvenile witnesses said.

Park’s barn falling down by degrees

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:52PM

But whether or not it’s worth saving, that’s another matter. You wouldn’t necessarily entrust your life to it in a storm. Maybe not even the lives of your pigs, these days at least. So park officials don’t know what to do with a dilapidated old barn at Meigs Park, and are unsure whether it can be shored up before it crumbles into the earth.

Candidates split on use of signs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:52PM

At least one rejects an informal pact to keep roadsides clear during the campaign. In small town politics, yard signs may be as ubiquitous as glad handing, door belling and baby kissing. But not on Bainbridge Island. “It’s part of a tradition here not to use yard signs,” said Mayor Darlene Kordonowy, who is seeking re-election this fall. “We can still have good, hearty campaigns but, during the last 15 years, almost all candidates have agreed to not use these signs.”

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