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- Jan 19, 2012 at 2:30PM
Art and I want to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the young woman who stopped and helped Art when he fell on Lovgreen Road on Jan. 11.
- Jan 19, 2012 at 2:26PM
I have been so saddened by the loss of Judge Ted Spearman, that only now can I write these thoughts. Losing friends is one of the realities of becoming old, but this time it was different.
- Jan 19, 2012 at 2:21PM
“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” This quote resonates with me. I believe it’s true of individuals but also of entire communities.
- Jan 19, 2012 at 2:13PM
A three-day weekend was extended by a couple of days for most islanders this week after the midweek’s heavy snowfall lingered with below-freezing temperatures overnight and through Thursday. While the governor declared a state of emergency in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties because of an ice storm and power outages, there was very little wind on Bainbridge and only a few isolated outages.
- Jan 17, 2012 at 5:15PM
Depending on the severity of Wednesday's weather, the new warming center at the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center may swing into action this week for the first time.
- Jan 17, 2012 at 11:00AM
The last 18 months have been a nightmare for islanders Earl and Jada Williams, whose two sons simultaneously served as U.S. Marines in Afghanistan’s dangerous Helmand Province.
- Jan 13, 2012 at 10:56AM
In this local TV web series, characters' medical challenges give them superabilities.
- Jan 13, 2012 at 1:00AM updated at 11:13AM
In its second meeting of the year, Bainbridge City Council ended its cordial honeymoon period and sparred throughout the evening over a performance review of City Manager Brenda Bauer.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 5:02PM
Olympia is back at work with a vengeance. Last time around the budget didn’t work out so well and revenues didn’t come in as expected. So Olympia decided to move money around, accept dollars from “Obama’s stash” and use accounting gimmicks, including: unspent department funds from the previous year to make things look better than they really were; and raising taxes on small businesse
- Jan 12, 2012 at 7:00PM
New commission holds its first meeting under its new form and after a lengthy controversy.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 4:45PM
The Bainbridge Island Boy Scout Troop 1564 recycled 730 holiday trees on Bainbridge Island last Saturday.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 4:37PM
I understand getting rid of plastic bags, but I don’t understand how that correlates to a fee for every paper bag that until now was free.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 4:29PM
Wind instruments take center stage Sunday at 3 p.m. at Island Music Center, 10598 NE Valley Rd . Tickets for the concert, which is a fundraiser for the music center, are $15 suggested donation. For more information, visit www.islandmusic.org or call 780-6911.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 4:27PM
Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents “The Outsiders.” Performances are Jan. 13-22, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are available at: Bainbridge Performing Arts Theater box office, by phone at 842-8569 or online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 4:23PM
The following is a list of community events on Bainbridge Island.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 4:11PM
I love plastic bags for their usefulness. Since there is no scientific study of how people use, reuse and recycle plastic bags, I looked at my own plastic bag usage.
- Jan 13, 2012 at 1:00AM
Council Member Debbi Lester is the new mayor of the city council after being elected by a 5-2 vote Wednesday night.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 4:06PM
This past week I had an epiphany. I awoke early one morning and wandered downstairs to watch television until it was light enough to go steal my neighbor’s newspaper. I found myself flipping back and forth between two programs that eerily captured the spirit of the seemingly limited choices available to mankind these days.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 3:57PM
I am uncomfortable with the idea of outlawing the use of plastic bags on Bainbridge Island that was recently presented by Council Member Kirsten Hytopoulos. Yes, I carry a nylon shopping bag in my purse for carrying small purchases, so please, hear me out.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 3:34PM
Gov. Chris Gregoire’s plan to fund a $3.6 billion transportation package by placing a $1.50 fee on each barrel of oil produced in the state is a stopgap action at a time when Washington’s transportation infrastructure has critical needs and not enough money to fund it. As a fee, the proposal skirts the two-thirds legislative vote required to pass new taxes – in this instance, a gas tax. She’s betting that there will be enough votes in the legislature for a simple-majority approval.
- Jan 12, 2012 at 3:38PM
You know I really don’t understand the need to regulate this. I need plastic bags, so do you.
- Jan 13, 2012 at 1:00AM
- Jan 11, 2012 at 4:35PM
A Stage 1 burn ban is now in effect for Kitsap, King, Pierce and Snohomish counties, which prohibits the use of fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves until air quality improves.
- Jan 10, 2012 at 4:00PM updated Jan 11, 2012 at 1:24PM
Council approved a new mayor pro-tem Sunday at its annual retreat, as well as addressed a number of other issues, and tackled tensions they face while looking toward the coming year.
- Jan 6, 2012 at 1:14PM
Council forms new committee to decide next steps for the $2 million from WSF settlement.
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