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"Do you get candy canes, or just coal?"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:51PM

"Do we hear sleighbells?We hope your stockings are hung by the chimney with all due care, and that you’ve been very, very good over the past year. We’re confident that most of you have been. So come Christmas morn, will you find a candy cane or just a lump of coal? Looking back over the year’s headlines, here are our humble suggestions to Santa Claus as he makes his rounds on Bainbridge Island."

Olympia oysters on the move from Port Madison

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:51PM

"It was a nice day to be in the water, provided nature gave you fins or a shell.But for divers Betsy Peabody and Joth Davis, in pursuit of the rare Olympia oyster, conditions Thursday were rather less welcoming."

Prosecutor needs to come clean

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:51PM

"It was a Catch-22 that would have confounded even the late Joseph Heller’s Yossarian:“We can’t prosecute you, Mr. Leonard, because you’re too paranoid to stand trial; but we can’t keep you in a mental institution because...well, we’re not saying, but here’s the door – out you go.”But this suggests that the strange case of Eagle Harbor liveaboard Ralph F. Leonard plays as farce. It does not."

Leonard arrested on charge of attempted murder

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:51PM

"Bainbridge Police had spent the past several weeks pondering several possible ways to recapture Ralph F. Leonard, newly accused of a police officer’s attempted murder last year.The last thing anyone expected was that Leonard, whose violent past and paranoia toward police was well documented over the past year, would come to them."

Firefighters earned their promotions

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:51PM

"Where’s the fire?Next time it’s at your house, be glad someone cares. And on an island where runaway home prices are a constant threat to the viability of our largely volunteer fire brigade, we’re always glad to see the department take strides for the good.Last week, with the formal hiring of longtime volunteers Jim Dow, Sequoia Jones and David Bailey, as paid firefighters, it happened."

"Bainbridge, Bremerton to challenge I-695"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:51PM

"The cities of Bainbridge Island and Bremerton are teaming up for a legal challenge to Initiative 695.The suit, expected to be filed in Thurston County Superior Court today, was announced by officials from both cities Monday.“This suit reflects the underlying feelings and philosophy of Bainbridge Island citizens,” said Dwight Sutton, Bainbridge mayor. “It was a poorly crafted initiative, and it will mean economic disaster for all of us.”"

POLICE BLOTTER

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:51PM

"Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:NOVEMBER 231:18 p.m. A suspicious situation was reported on Yeomalt Point Drive, where a man in his 60s reportedly contacted a juvenile female on the Internet, told her he was 26 and convinced her to fly out here from her home in Virginia.Her parents were suspicious and phoned Bainbridge Police, who contacted the girl and found a safe place for her to stay until she could fly home."

"Thirty-two apples, one orange, and a rotten study"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"There is a caveat, but you have to hunt around a bit to find it.Tucked away at the bottom of page 11, about halfway through the document and next to a chart that ranks Bainbridge Island dead last in population per acre among Puget Sound cities, it reads:“Bainbridge Island is somewhat of an anomaly, because of its large land mass and mix of urban and rural environments."

Sprawl study misses mark on island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"Not so fast, Bremertonians.“Bainbridge Island doesn’t stack up to Bremerton,” crowed the lead sentence of a front-page story in a Bremerton newspaper’s Thursday edition.The news story, about a “Sprawl Report Card” released this week by 1,000 Friends of Washington, a Seattle-based land-use watchdog organization, trumpeted the fact that Bremerton ranked fourth and Bainbridge Island 29th in a study of 33 Puget Sound municipalities’ approaches to growth-management strategies."

School district seeking $5.4 million for Woodward work

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

Two days at the mediation table have left the Bainbridge Island School District still holding the bag for an estimated $5.4 million in repairs to Woodward Middle School – half the building’s original construction cost.Formal mediation sessions Sept. 29 and Nov. 8 failed to determine who is responsible for poor construction that led to extensive water damage at the school – or who will pay how much to fix it – according to school board president Bruce Weiland.

Hollywood falling on Bainbridge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"For one day, Hollywood and home were one and the same.It was in sparkling evidence during Sunday’s special benefit premiere screenings of “Snow Falling On Cedars,” the eagerly awaited film adaptation of David Guterson’s critically aclaimed and best-selling novel, at Bainbridge Cinemas."

"You want how much, and why?"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"If someone gave an award for Bainbridge Island’s most assiduous citizen – Most Likely to Read Something Boring in the Public Interest – we’d probably nominate Vince Mattson.By our observation over these many years, Vince is in a class by himself. He seems to be the only private citizen on the island who actually reads the city budget cover to cover – every single year."

THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND REVIEW

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

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Bryan out as public works director

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"Nine-year city public works director Bill Bryan will leave his post by the end of the year, effectively fired by the mayor and city administrator.Bryan agreed to step down after a Nov. 15 meeting with Mayor Dwight Sutton and Administrator Lynn Nordby. The move was never announced publicly, but was confirmed in inquiries by the Review Monday, based on information from several sources."

"Paski Pavilion, or maybe the BozoDome?"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"There’s still work to be done on the beautiful new Bainbridge High School gymnasium before its Jan. 8 grand opening.While there’s still time, one of the items on school district’s checklist ought to be giving its new crown jewel a name."

Behind 'Snow Falling On Cedars' is an island's story

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"Within the story for the world is the story for an island.When “Snow Falling On Cedars” premieres at Bainbridge Cinemas Sunday, history will fold in on itself, as this community looks back to a day when one in every 17 islanders was forcibly removed by order of the United States government.It was on March 30, 1942, that Bainbridge Island’s Japanese American residents left their homes under armed military escort. Taking what few necessary belongings they could carry, they made their way to a waiting ferry in Eagledale, to begin a two-day trip by rail and bus to the Manzanar concentration camp in the high desert north of Los Angeles. “I thought that, well, we’ll only be gone about six months,” recalls Kay Nakao, of an odyssey that would last 3-1/2 years."

Islanders in front lines at WTO protests

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"Shannon Service brought six months of painstaking preparations. Russell Everett brought a sense of historical import. Susan Anderson brought her four-year-old son. Those three were among the hundred-plus Bainbridge Island residents who played small roles on the worldwide stage in downtown Seattle during the demonstration and destruction that accompanied this week’s World Trade Organization delegate meetings.“I could see it would be a big event, a life experience,” said Everett, a Bainbridge High School senior who was among an estimated 70 to 90 classmates at assorted protests Tuesday. “I wanted to say yes, I was at the Seattle WTO protest, and I saw what went down.”"

"Speak now, or just write"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"It’s 11 p.m. Do you know where your city council member is?If it’s the second or fourth Wednesday of the month, they’re probably at the Bainbridge Commons, heading into their fifth hour of deliberations on ordinances, budgeting and other affairs of city. And to a member, they and Mayor Dwight Sutton agree, it’s time to go home.“After 10 p.m., any decision I make, I’d like to review the next morning,” Councilman Merrill Robison says."

"Drugs, anger fueled burglary spree"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"A stuffed animal, believe it or not, may be your best protection against a burglary.So says one convicted burglar.Of all the decoys that homeowners have employed as protection against intruders – lighting timers and operating televisions and radios among them – one of the most effective deterrents may be a large stuffed dog viewed through half-closed blinds."

Ballfield dispute ends in draw

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"Softball-gloved girls will be regularly taking to the field at Lower Rotary Park for the next two seasons – for the first time ever.It’s the key provision of a Nov. 3 agreement, brokered in a six-hour mediation session between Bainbridge Island Little League board members and softball advocacy group Angels in the Infield."

Evening ferries the first to go

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"The three-boat schedule is dead. And so are most evening ferry runs between Bainbridge Island and Seattle, under a schedule released by Washington State Ferries Wednesday.“We’ll still take care of the rush-hour traffic pretty well,” said Forrest Six, chair of the Bainbridge Island Ferry Advisory Committee, “although there’ll probably be people standing up on the boats.”"

POLICE BLOTTER

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:50PM

"Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:OCTOBER 2911 a.m. A Fairview Lane resident cleaning her son’s room after her son’s death found some illegal fireworks, and turned them over to police.8:40 p.m. A High School Road resident reported being threatened by another tenant in the apartment complex. The case was sent to the prosecutor for charges."

Islanders in line to succeed Schmidt

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:49PM

"It may be mere coincidence that two of the strongest candidates to replace longtime Bainbridge resident Karen Schmidt in the state legislature’s 23rd District have the strongest ties to the island.Mike Jones, a Bainbridge High School graduate, has been a longtime grass-roots Republican Party activist and now serves as the GOP’s 23rd District chair."

Slow down! Traffic revisions due for Madison Avenue

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:49PM

"You drive too fast.But so does everyone else – welcome to Madison Avenue.“One of the problems now is that it’s a straight shot,” said Winslow architect Peter O’Connor, on the design of Winslow’s least pedestrian-friendly throughway.“Because it’s a straight shot, (drivers) focus on the end of the street. Because they focus on the end of the street, they drive faster.”"

"Tip your hat to downtown, Wendy Johnson"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:49PM

"Talk about your one-stop shopping. That’s what downtown Winslow is all about.Think about it – you can pick up groceries, visit the hardware store, buy stationary, see a florist, drop off letters at the post office, and yes, buy a latte, all without moving your car once.This assumes that you can find a parking space, but that’s a minor quibble. Bainbridge Island enjoys an asset almost unique in this day and age – a functional downtown, as central to the island as a cultural hub as it is one of commerce."

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