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Views may be lost with shoreline policies

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:27PM

If the views of the city’s planners prevail, the views of future waterfront dwellers might be a bit narrower. In revised shoreline regulations under consideration, city planners propose the requirement of a planted buffer zone “in a diversity and density natural to the conditions of a native area.” In plain talk, that means trees.

AT&T deal brings windfall for island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:27PM

After AT&T Broadband bought out the Northland Cablevision franchise on Bainbridge Island, it moved operations from High School Road to a more central facility in Kitsap County. Now, AT&T is offering virtually all of its inherited Bainbridge holdings to local agencies – 10 acres of forested land to the park district, a studio for Bainbridge Island Broadcasting, and space on its towers for local emergency communications.

Congress takes up internment memorial bill

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:27PM

Islanders headed to Capitol Hill this week, seeking congressional support for a proposed Japanese American internment memorial in Eagledale. Clarence Moriwaki of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, and Bainbridge Mayor Darlene Kordonowy testified before the House Resources Subcommittee on Parks, Recreation and Public Lands, Thursday morning in Washington D.C.

Insider Appleton, outsider Ducheane aim at Woods

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:27PM

Two Democrats vying to take on Poulsbo Republican Beverly Woods for a seat in the state House of Representatives see things from different perspectives. Sherry Appleton has seen government from the inside, as a Poulsbo City Council member and a lobbyist in Olympia.

Day of reflection planned for 9-11

  • Sep 4, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 4:27PM

Recent and past history are linked, as Bainbridge Island Historical Society debuts a film next Wednesday about the internment of Japanese American citizens in World War II. The production, tied as it is to the events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, is one of many by which islanders will observe and reflect upon the Sept. 11 attacks of a year ago. “After Silence,” produced for the historical society by islander Lois Shelton of Foxglove Films, explores the conflict between post-attack fears for national security and guarantees to civil liberties.

Quitslund named Citizen of the Year

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

Garnie Quitslund isn’t opposed to efforts aimed at improving the island as a place to live. But he wants the opportunities to be made available to everyone, and not rationed only to those in the upper-income brackets. “People who work in a community should be able to share and participate in it,” Quitslund said.

Police seek drive-by flasher -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

Police are seeking an unidentified man who exposed himself to two teenage girls on Hidden Cove Road Tuesday evening. The incident was reported east of the highway around dusk, Bainbridge Police Detective Scott Anderson said.

Alvarado, Stephenson vie for treasurer post

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

The office of Kitsap County Treasurer will stay in Democratic hands no matter who is elected to replace Sharon Shrader – there isn’t a Republican on the ballot, so the office will be decided in the Sept. 17 primary. Both candidates – former Poulsbo city accounting manager Paulette Alvarado and Barbara Stephenson, executive director of the United Way of Kistap County – claim accounting and finance experience, in addition to ringing endorsements from other elected officials and private citizens. While Alvarado’s focus has been in the government sector, Stephenson’s experience centers more on the private and quasi-public sectors. “The voters truly have a choice to make,” Stephenson said. “They have an opportunity to look at the differences between the two candidates and make a decision. We are very different.”

Homebuilders sue city again

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

The latest lawsuit against the city purports to be about open space. But both sides, particularly the builders, say it’s really about a lack of communication. “I think this is their way of getting our attention,” said Bainbridge City Councilman Norm Wooldridge. “They don’t seem to feel we pay attention otherwise.” Art Castle, executive director of the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County, which filed the lawsuit against the city last week, agreed that the builders do indeed feel ignored.

Burglaries linked to home invasion

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

A pair of burglaries Saturday – at least one of which saw the front door of a home forced open in broad daylight – have police warning islanders to be wary of strangers at the door. The incidents are believed to be linked to a “home invasion” robbery a week earlier in Bremerton, Bainbridge Police Detective Scott Anderson said. “The kicking in of front doors is pretty brazen,” Anderson said. “We’re concerned that we’ve got someone out there who’s that bold...There’s a very disturbing, aggressive guy out there.”

Crowds throw money at Znetix auction; gym prevails

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

When the hammer fell, so did the tears. “Sold,” master auctioneer Jim Murphy declared, “for $160,000.” And with that, Mike and Alexa Rosenthal bought the equipment in their Madison Avenue health club, prompting a tearful celebration among the couple’s friends and employees. “We never did not believe we would be here,” Mike Rosenthal said. “This is about what we can do for the community, and we can do it now that this is all behind us.”

Controversial Blakely dock OK'd

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

The city has given final approval to the controversial Bottles dock in Blakely Harbor. And while the Bottles are appealing conditions placed on the dock, the group that had opposed the application does not intend to appeal, meaning the south-end harbor is likely to see its first new dock in some 20 years. “We decided to put our energy into protecting the rest of the harbor,” said Iver MacDougall of the South Bainbridge Community Association. “We had decided we are not going to intervene in this application.”

Znetix trove on auction block this week

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

If you’re in the market for computers, office furniture or artwork, Thursday is your day. Want to get in better shape? Check in Friday. For cars and boats, block out Saturday. A three-day shopping spree will offer up goodies for which Znetix founder Kevin L. Lawrence and his companies paid several million dollars. All of it will be sold at court-ordered auctions to raise money that may begin to reimburse thousands of investors for the millions of dollars they sank into Lawrence’s companies. “This will be one of the larger auctions we have handled,” said Terry Moore of the James G. Murphy auction house in Kenmore. “We have had other deals like this, where white-collar crime may have been involved, but this is among the biggest.”

Speeds around schools lowered

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

The school year will see new and tougher enforcement of speeds around campuses. Changes approved by the city council Wednesday bring uniformity to island school zones, restricting motorists to 20 mph throughout the weekday – whether children are “present” or not.

City renews dock freeze -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

With little debate, the city council voted unanimously Wednesday to extend the existing moratorium on new docks, piers or bulkheads for another six months. The principal concern is to finish the ongoing assessment of near-shore resources, council member Christine Nasser Rolfes said.

Lighting law moves on, points down

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

The city council Wednesday unanimously approved a lighting ordinance that it hopes will do a better job of separating light and darkness, and save people money at the same time. “This is a win-win situation,” said council member Debbie Vancil, the ordinance’s chief proponent. “Lights that are in compliance won’t cost more than their inefficient counterparts, and will be less expensive to operate.”

City dives in, will buy Rockaway parcel

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

Shallow water met deep pockets, and the city bought itself a park. The Bainbridge Island City Council Wednesday approved purchase of a half-acre property at the south end of Rockaway Beach Road, the first land to be acquired with $8 million in voter-approved open-space bond money. While council members blanched at the appraisal price of $585,000, all agreed that the property was too unique to pass up.

Parks hope for best, plan for worst

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

The ballots have yet to go into the mail. But Bainbridge park officials are already deciding how to close up shop by the end of the year, if voters Sept. 17 don’t approve operations and maintenance funding for the next two years. “I’m meeting with each of the department heads to come up with a plan now,” said Dave Lewis, park district executive director. “We’ll have to begin taking steps almost immediately to cease operations by Dec. 31.”

Shoreline moratorium may be extended

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

The Bainbridge Island City Council will be asked tonight to extend a moratorium on docks, piers and bulkheads, while the planning staff completes its review of the city’s shoreline regulations. And it won’t be the last such request. While moratorium extensions must be renewed every six months, the planning staff doesn’t expect to complete its shoreline program until late 2003 or early 2004, so it anticipates seeking at least two additional extensions.

A day of honor at Fort Ward

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

The eyesight might be dimming, and the steps may have lost a little of their spring. But when the World War II veterans saluted the flag at the Fort Ward Parade Grounds Saturday, they stood as tall as when they defended the nation’s freedom 60 years ago.

Harbor Square moving along

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

Plans to build a “new neighborhood” on the east end of downtown came closer Thursday night, as the Bainbridge Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval of the mixed-use Harbor Square project. The eight-building complex is planned for the 4.3-acre site immediately north of the ferry terminal, between Ferncliff and Cave avenues on the north side of Winslow Way.

'Stacked flats' coming to Wood Avenue

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

A site on the west end of downtown Winslow, once proposed to become a hotel, will instead be the site of an apartment and townhome cluster under a plan from in-town development specialist Rod McKenzie.

Life's a beach, and a rocky one

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

The wayward tide announces its return with brisk knocks against wild formations of rock. For those venturing out to greet it, each footfall brings the crunch of shell shards, or the dull squish of anemones and kelp. A few scattered tidepools hint at the abundance of life hiding beneath its froth. So even with the typically steep asking price for a half-acre parcel at the south end of Rockaway Beach – $585,000 – the designation “waterfront” only tells half the story. Probably less. “I’ve ridden my bike by there a zillion times over 20 years,” said Andy Maron, chair of the city’s Open Space Commission. “Then I went out there at low tide... It’s incredible to see.”

Next school bond levy in the works

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

The “three R’s” took a back seat to the “three B’s” – building, budget and bond levy – at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Four construction options for local schools, to be funded by a bond levy slated to go before voters next February, were presented by Mike Currie, district facilities director. The proposals – developed over the past year by a capital projects steering committee comprised of district representatives and community members – range from $33.6 million to $44.5 million.

Madison work to move ahead -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

The city council is unlikely to revisit a plan to put four pedestrian “refuge islands” on Madison Avenue, public works committee members said Monday. The non-decision followed a lengthy meeting with fire officials, who had complained that the islands would hurt the response time of emergency vehicles heading into Winslow.

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