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Bainbridge blotter | Ramming speed

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. TUESDAY, JULY 16 11:43 p.m. A 22-year-old Poulsbo man was charged with driving without a license… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Park vandalism, times two

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, JULY 15 8:37 a.m. Police were called to Battle Point Park by a report of… Continue reading

New budget for Bainbridge schools will tap budget reserves

The Bainbridge Island School District will dip into its reserve funds to cover a $790,555 spending gap in the coming school year. The Bainbridge school… Continue reading

Bainbridge school board OKs new contract for superintendent

The Bainbridge Island School Board was unanimously approved a new contract for District Superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen at its July 25 meeting. The vote on the… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2019

Medina leads in Bainbridge council primary

Incumbent Bainbridge Island City Councilman Kol Medina was the runaway winner in the first vote tally in the 2019 Primary Election. Bainbridge voters (and just… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Tired transient

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, JULY 6 11:29 p.m. Police were called to the Rotary ballfields near Weaver Road in… Continue reading

Commissioners’ comments on new Bainbridge hotel were way off, architects say

Bainbridge planning commissioners set themselves up for a fact-free vote against the controversial Winslow Hotel, architects for the project said in the days before the… Continue reading

Officials tour Wyckoff Superfund site cleanup

It’s hard to predict much about the year 2032 — especially given the mercurial nature of today’s headlines and the bitter battles currently being fought… Continue reading

Peabody awarded bachelor’s degree

Catherine Malia Peabody of Bainbridge Island has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree from Washington and Lee University. Commencement ceremonies for 421 Washington and… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2019

Construction forces move for Bainbridge school board

Meetings of the Bainbridge Island School Board will be held in a new location now that work has started on the replacement of Bainbridge High’s… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2019

Final public hearing coming on ferry fare increase

Bainbridge ferry riders and others interested in state ferries will have one more chance to comment on a proposal to raise ferry fares. The Washington… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2019

UPDATE | Bainbridge planning commission asks for rejection of downtown hotel project

The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission unanimously voted late last week to recommend denial of the Winslow Hotel project. In it’s 16-page report that the project… Continue reading

Bainbridge school board looks to update policy for staff engagine in political activities

The Bainbridge Island School District is changing its policy on staff participation in political activities to emphasize that candidates can’t use school district property or… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2019

Roadside improvements, development loom large in Bainbridge council race

Kevin Fetterly shared a little joke with Kol Medina after the candidates forum earlier this month at Bainbridge Island City Hall. Fetterly, who is challenging… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Failure to obey

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. FRIDAY, JULY 5 9:39 a.m. The day before, a 41-year-old Bainbridge man drove around a traffic… Continue reading

Islanders earn degrees in Utah

Five students from Bainbridge Island have been awarded degrees at the University of Utah. The newly minted Bainbridge graduates are: Nora Lang, bachelor of fine… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2019

Spickard earns President’s Medal

Emma Spickard of Bainbridge Island was awarded the University of Washington President’s Medal during the university’s annual Awards of Excellence ceremony. Awards of Excellence are… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2019

Bainbridge McDonald’s wants to add another drive-thru lane as part of remodel project

Want fries with that? Actually, McDonald’s would rather have a second drive-thru lane added to its menu of Bainbridge offerings. The fast food company has… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Summer sunshine | The Bainbridge Blab

Bainbridge Island will be soaked in sweet summer sunshine this weekend. Or so says the latest forecast for Bainbridge Island from the National Weather Service… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | My lawyer’s here now

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. THURSDAY, JULY 4 8:03 p.m. A 41-year-old Bainbridge Island man was arrested for driving under the… Continue reading