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Bainbridge park board to meet this week

Bainbridge park officials will meet this week to talk about filling an upcoming vacancy on the board of commissioners. Commissioners will also look at revised… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2019

Bainbridge Island Fire Department seeks permanent EMS levy

No more half measures. That’s the thinking behind the Bainbridge Island Fire Department’s current request to make the agency’s property tax levy for emergency medical… Continue reading

Lawmakers propose limits on scope of Public Records Act for Legislature | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMY EPPERLY WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - Legislation proposed on the last day of January would largely exempt state legislators from the Public… Continue reading

Bainbridge council agrees to $8.9 purchase of Harrison-Bainbridge medical building

City of Bainbridge Island will buy the Harrison-Bainbridge medical building for $8.975 million from CHI Franciscan Health so it can retrofit the structure as a… Continue reading

Snow closes schools, city hall on Bainbridge Island

Schools on Bainbridge Island — and across Kitsap County — were closed Monday following a Sunday snowstorm that blanketed much of Western Washington. Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

No-contact advisory issue for southern shoreline of Bainbridge following sewage spill

A no-contact advisory has been adopted for the southern shoreline of Bainbridge Island following a sewage spill Saturday. Officials with Kitsap County Sewer District No.… Continue reading

  • Feb 3, 2019

Cross to resign from Bainbridge parks board of commissioners

One of Bainbridge Island’s longest serving parks commissioners has announced that she is stepping down. Lee Cross, who was first elected to the parks board… Continue reading

Bainbridge school officials host open house at BHS 100 Building

Officials with the Bainbridge Island School District are hosting an open house Saturday to give details on the 100 Building at Bainbridge High School. Built… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2019

Farewell party for Police Chief Hamner is Friday

A farewell reception for Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the Church of… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019

Lawmakers aim to ‘ditch the switch’ on daylight saving | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA — Lawmakers are pushing for a bill to allow year-round observation of daylight saving time in the state of Washington, with the intention of… Continue reading

Texting motorists may face steep fines in school zones | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - A proposed bill would double the fine for motorists caught using a cellphone in a school, playground or crosswalk speed zone to up… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Bad Monday for drivers

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, JAN. 14 7:44 a.m. A two-car collision near the intersection of Tani Creek Road and… Continue reading

Deadline nears for Kitsap Audubon scholarship applications

The Kitsap Audubon Society is now accepting applications from Kitsap County residents for four scholarships totaling $6,000. The $3,000 Ann Sleight Memorial Scholarship is awarded… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019

Eliminating gender requirements for political party positions topic of legislation | 2019 Legislative Session

BY EMMA EPPERLY WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA - Major state political parties, like Republicans and Democrats, are required to elect one Committeeman and one… Continue reading

Griffith excels at Dean College

Tara Griffith of Bainbridge Island has earned a place on the dean’s list at Dean College for the fall 2018 semester. Founded in 1865, Dean… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2019

Bainbridge blotter | Honking hit-and-run

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, JAN. 12 5:35 p.m. Police were called to a minor hit-and-run in the parking lot… Continue reading

Islanders are standout scholars at MSU

Four students from Bainbridge Island have earned academic accolades at Montana State University. The university has announced its undergraduate honor rolls for fall semester 2018.… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2019

Body found in Rich Passage is not missing Bainbridge kayaker

A body was discovered in Rich Passage near Waterman Point on Saturday evening, but officials said it was not the missing kayaker reported off Bainbridge… Continue reading

Kindergartners could be taking over the month of September | 2019 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - September could be declared as the month of the kindergartner, encouraging elementary schools to celebrate young students as they begin their lives in… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s citizen police academy is starting soon

The Bainbridge Island Police Department is looking for recruits for the 2019 Bainbridge Island Citizens’ Police Academy. Anyone who’s curious about law enforcement is invited… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2019