Bainbridge school officials to add three days to school year for Blakely students

Bainbridge school officials are looking at extending the school year for students at Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary. The school year needs to be lengthened, officials… Continue reading


Developers to detail plans for new Bainbridge hotel at planning commission meeting

Developers of a proposed 40-room hotel in downtown Winslow will present their plans to the public at this week’s Bainbridge Island Planning Commission meeting. The… Continue reading


Senator Murray statement on Veterans Day: ‘The effects of war do not end on the battlefield or after the Veterans Day parades…’

U.S. Senator Patty Murray, a senior member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Washington state’s senior senator, released the following statement on Veterans Day:… Continue reading


Bainbridge blotter | Time to go

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, OCT. 21 5:40 p.m. A 39-year-old transit locked himself in the bathroom of an island… Continue reading

Speaker shares best gift books at next SWERV meeting

All women are invited to Savvy Women Exchanging Relevant Views (SWERV) to hear retired librarian Martha Bayley once again help with our holiday gift lists.… Continue reading

  • Nov 11, 2019

City hires outside investigator to look into allegations against employee who complained about unpermited development

Councilwoman Nassar, husband claim harassment following complaint of tiny home on couple’s property.

Island man faces possible life sentence for assaulting neighbor

A Bainbridge Island man was arrested and charged with second-degree assault after allegedly attempting to douse his neighbor with a harsh-smelling liquid chemical. James Raymond… Continue reading

Bainbridge to raise fee for paper bags on island

The city of Bainbridge Island is looking to raise the cost for paper bags on Bainbridge. Merchants on the island currently charge 5 cents for… Continue reading

Schneider has won another term on the Bainbridge Island City Council

City Councilwoman Leslie Schneider will retain her seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council. In Thursday’s update of the vote tally in the council’s District… Continue reading

Schneider still winning in bid to retain Bainbridge council seat

Incumbent Bainbridge Councilwoman Leslie Schneider maintained her lead over challenger Grayson William Wildsmith in the third tally of votes in the race for the District… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Souvenirs from a night out: Pizza sauce, food crumbs and a DUI

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, OCT. 21 1:17 a.m. A 48-year-old Bainbridge Island man was arrested for driving under the… Continue reading

Wednesday was banner day for Kitsap ballot returns

Turns out, the votes were in the mail. Wednesday was the biggest day of ballot returns, by far, in the November election. According to the… Continue reading

Breaking down the ballot: Our analysis of the Bainbridge council races so far

The Kitsap County Elections Division announced a new vote tally late Wednesday for the 2019 General Election. Here’s our takeaways from a breakdown of the… Continue reading

More than two dozen sign up to vote on Election Day in Kitsap

There are last-minute voters, and then there are last-minute voters. Kitsap County has 28 in the second category. Under Washington state’s new elections law, residents… Continue reading

Councilwoman Schneider reacts to status as new frontrunner in Bainbridge council race

Bainbridge Island Councilwoman Leslie Schneider had accepted her fate. When the Bainbridge council started the new year, she would not be among the seven members… Continue reading

Schneider reclaims lead in narrow race for Bainbridge council’s Central Ward

The nail-biter of a race for Bainbridge Island’s District 4, Central Ward council seat has now turned into a cliffhanger. Incumbent Councilwoman Leslie Schneider took… Continue reading

Seabold Bazaar offers goodies galore this Saturday

Seabold United Methodist Church will host its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the church, 6894 Seabold Church Road.… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019

Bainbridge has finalists for police chief position

Finalists have been selected for Bainbridge Island’s next police chief. The search for a new police chief is being conducted by the consultant Strategic Government… Continue reading

‘Pretty big jump’ in number of ballots expected to be counted Wednesday in Kitsap

Turnout for the 2019 General Election stood at a paltry 22.6 percent in Kitsap County on Election Day, according to the Kitsap County Elections Division.… Continue reading

UPDATE | Peterson, island political newbie, not ‘horribly disappointed’ by fire district loss

Incumbent Bainbridge Island Fire Department Commissioner YongSuk Cho has handily earned another term in the Position 2 spot, according to the preliminary results of Tuesday’s… Continue reading