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Thousands lose power during Wednesday outage on Bainbridge Island

More than 4,500 homes and businesses lost power on Bainbridge Island Wednesday afternoon. The outage started just after 3 p.m. Jan. 9. The area without… Continue reading

Bainbridge Scouts taking reservations for Christmas tree recyling

Eagle Scout Connor LaCroix and Scout Josh Deiley stand outside Town & Country Market Saturday as the pair hand out fliers for Bainbridge Boy Scout… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2019

Banning city council approves employment contract for Bainbridge Island’s police chief

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner has a new job. The city council in Banning, California approved a three-year employment contract for Hamner at its… Continue reading

UPDATE | Bainbridge group calls for Councilwoman Nassar to resign in light of illegal development case

A group of Bainbridge Island citizens who have been investigating the illegal development of City Councilwoman Rasham Nassar’s property on Sands Avenue are calling for… Continue reading

Olympia News Bureau opens for 2019 Legislative Session

The Olympia news bureau of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association opened on Tuesday, Jan. 8, with four reporters ready to cover the state’s lawmakers. With… Continue reading

Attorney General Ferguson wants to hear from those impacted by December 911 outage

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to hear from residents impacted by last month’s statewide 911 outage. Ferguson is asking Washingtonians impacted by the… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Dark moon gets a look at planetarium show

The moon will go dark on the evening of Jan. 20, and islanders are invited to join astronomer Steve Ruhl as he looks at the… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019

Inslee to offer clemency to low-level marijuana offenders

Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week he will pardon low-level marijuana offenders who have a single conviction on their criminal record. Roughly 3,500 people will… Continue reading

Bainbridge Police Chief Hamner to step down as island’s top cop

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner is close to stepping down from his position as the island’s top cop to take a job in California.… Continue reading

Bainbridge Ethics Board rules against Councilman Peltier in conflict-of-interest complaint

Bainbridge City Councilman Ron Peltier violated the city’s Code of Ethics and displayed a conflict of interest when he refused to lower the speed limit… Continue reading

New session starts for One Heart Singers

The One Heart Singers are welcoming new singers of all ages and levels of music and singing experience. The new Bainbridge singing group, led by… Continue reading

  • Jan 6, 2019

Bainbridge blotter | Camper in the bathroom

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, DEC. 15 8:12 a.m. A janitor reported finding a vagrant in the bathroom of a… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Break out the bumbershoot | The Bainbridge Blab

Rain. Like it? Love it? Want more of it? Then this is your weekend. Bainbridge Island is set for another rainy weekend, according to the… Continue reading

Latest BSF grants focus on readers

Latest BSF grants focus on readers The Bainbridge Schools Foundation has bestowed 26 Classroom Innovation Grants to 32 educators on the island. The grants —… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019

Waterfront Trail bridge closure pushed back

The temporary closure of the pedestrian bridge in Waterfront Park has been postponed, according to city of Bainbridge officials. The city had earlier said the… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2019

Congressman Kilmer: ‘It is time for an end to this government shutdown’

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer said government workers shouldn’t be treated as pawns and that it’s time to end the shutdown of the federal government. Kilmer,… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Home from jail

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. FRIDAY, DEC. 14 6:45 p.m. Police responded to a domestic incident. A 57-year-old Bainbridge Island woman… Continue reading

Bainbridge ward meetings coming up soon

The Bainbridge Island City Council is planning a series of council ward meetings in January. City officials note that ward meetings give residents a chance… Continue reading

  • Jan 3, 2019

Repairs prompt bridge’s closure at Waterfront Park

The pedestrian bridge on Bainbridge’s Waterfront Trail will be closed starting Monday, Jan. 7 for repairs. City of Bainbridge Island Officials said the bridge, which… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Bainbridge blotter | Stolen status symbol

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. THURSDAY, DEC. 13 1:23 p.m. A man visiting Bainbridge from New York called police to report… Continue reading