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Day Road man dies in home

Bainbridge Police are investigating the death of a 37-year-old Day Road West resident.

A roommate returned home from work Tuesday and discovered the man’s body at the bottom of a stairwell, according to a police release.

Deputy Police Chief Mark Duncan said police are examining the circumstances of the death because the man was relatively young and apparently in good health.

“There is no indication right now that this is anything other than an accidental death,” Duncan said.

– Tad Sooter

Recycle your electronics

Boy Scout Troop 1496 will hold a computer and electronics recycling event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Electronic devices, including but not limited to televisions and computers, may be delivered to the First Baptist Church, 8810 Madison Ave.

Scouts have designated prices for the recycling of each item. The troop will then pay recycling company Total Reclaim to remove and recycle the items.

The recycling event is the first of its kind for Boy Scouts of Bainbridge Island, and Troop 1496 hopes to raise $5,000 with the fundraiser.

Launch closed for bathrooms

Vehicle access to Waterfront Park’s public boat launch will be closed between May 19-22 while the new public bathroom facilities are constructed. The boat launch is expected to reopen in time for Memorial Day weekend boating, city officials said.

Chris Hammer, the city engineer for the project, said contractors will excavate a part of Shannon Drive in order to access utility connections for the newly implemented bathrooms.

Hammer said the contractor located the sewer lines as expected last Monday, so the project has already begun. The 300-square-foot restroom, which will contain public toilets and showers, is being built between the tennis courts and the boat launch. The facility should be finished by August.

Harbormaster Tami Allen said launches at Fort Ward or the Kingston Marina are the closest alternatives for boaters while the Waterfront Park launch is closed. For information, call 842-2016 or check the city’s Web site.

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