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Hulet seeks first full term, faces committed challenger in race for Bainbridge school district seat

Two qualified candidates are squaring off in a refreshingly amenable race for the Director District 4 seat of the board for the Bainbridge Island School… Continue reading

Congressman Kilmer on impeachment vote: Inquiry needs to be ‘transparent and fair’

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer said the congressional inquiry into the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump should be “transparent and fair.” The 6th District Democrat… Continue reading

Bainbridge council race heats up over ‘Hillary for Prison’ photo

A race for the Bainbridge Island City Council took a surprise turn Monday after a photograph of council candidate Grayson William Wildsmith wearing a 2016… Continue reading

Kitsap readers lining up for next Trump tell-all

The author is a mystery. But here’s something that’s no surprise: Kitsap readers are eager to crack the cover of “A Warning,” a behind-the-scenes account… Continue reading

TED event seeks youth speakers

An independently organized TED (technology, entertainment, design) event, the upcoming 2020 TEDxYouth@Bainbridge Island Conference is seeking young speakers and currently accepting applications. The deadline is… Continue reading

Poulsbo man arrested after alleged burglary on Bainbridge park property

Bainbridge police tracked down an alleged home burglar — literally — Sunday after the suspected thief broke into the residential home on the Bainbridge park… Continue reading

Schneider and Wildsmith battle for Central Ward seat

The newest member of the Bainbridge Island City Council is facing an election challenge from another relative newcomer on the island’s political scene. Councilwoman Leslie… Continue reading

Kitsap firefighters head to Southern California to fight raging wildfires

Firefighters from across Kitsap County, including Bainbridge Island, left early Monday to join the massive firefight in Southern California. Kitsap crew members are part of… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2019

PSE outlines plan to reduce power outages on island

Andy Wappler has led a relatively charmed life when it comes to power outages. At least compared to folks on Bainbridge, that is. Wappler, a… Continue reading

Bainbridge fly fishers hold annual meeting

Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers will host its annual meeting next week at Seabold Hall. The meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. All are welcome… Continue reading

  • Oct 28, 2019

Fire commissioner candidates both boast experience, differ on details

Both candidates vying for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department Commissioner Position 2 spot boast a wealth of experience in fire service and emergency response. In… Continue reading

Work session planned for Bainbridge parks comp plan

Bainbridge park officials will meet next week for another work session n the park district’s comprehensive plan. The board of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2019

Bainbridge blotter | Unwelcome intruder at Gazzam Lake

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 2:58 p.m. An unknown person broke a gate at Gazzam Lake and drove… Continue reading

Island couple conduct campaign of alleged sandwich-board sign theft

Bainbridge police have discovered the identity of two people accused of repeatedly stealing a local architect’s sandwich board sign. A previously unknown man and woman… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Here comes the sun | The Bainbridge Blab

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes. Or so says the latest forecast for this weekend’s weather on Bainbridge Island from the National Weather Service in… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Too late to brake

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 8:04 p.m. A two-car collision on Highway 305, near the Madison Avenue intersection,… Continue reading

Bainbridge woman cited in Poulsbo crash

A Bainbridge Island woman was cited for failure to yield by the Washington State Patrol after police said she caused a two-car collision in Poulsbo… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019

‘Unlock Your Family History’ is Saturday at the Bainbridge Public Library

Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society will present “Unlock Your Family History!” in partnership with Bainbridge Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2019

Bainbridge blotter | Taking it to the curb

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, SEPT. 23 1:20 p.m. A 31-year-old Bainbridge Island woman suffered numerous “pinprick” lacerations when a… Continue reading

Kitsap County Deputy Coroner arrested for DUI after allegedly crashing county van

A Kitsap County Deputy Coroner was arrested last week for DUI after allegedly sideswiping a road sign and striking a bridge support at Newberry Hill… Continue reading