Brian Kelly

Bainbridge Councilwoman Nassar’s public official Facebook page goes silent after illegal development controversy

Bainbridge Island City Councilwoman Rasham Nassar’s public official Facebook page has been taken down. Nassar set up a Facebook account as a Bainbridge Island city… Continue reading


Bainbridge Councilwoman Nassar called out for developing her property without permits

City had threatened to send case to Kitsap County Prosecutor


Trump’s 102nd week in office | In cartoons

He’s still around, so that means we are, too. Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with the former (?)… Continue reading


Police Chief Hamner tenders resignation from Bainbridge department

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matthew Hamner needed just three sentences to close one chapter of his life and begin another. Hamner resigned from his post… Continue reading

UPDATE | Bainbridge officials sad to see police chief depart for new job

Disappointment, but no surprise. Bainbridge city officials said this week they were not shocked that Police Chief Matthew Hamner will step down from his position… Continue reading

Crisis | Tom H. Hastings

Donald Trump is a lousy teleprompter reader. His fake crisis speech from the Oval Office was clearly the product of his handlers telling him in… Continue reading

Trump’s 101st week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with something new. No, it’s not an end to the chaos at 1600… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Trump’s 100th week in office | In cartoons

We made it to 100. Who’da thunk? Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s centennial week… Continue reading

A New Year | In cartoons

Happy New Year, y’all! Here’s a collection of cartoons to herald in 2019. Contributing artists are: Arcadio Esquivel, Costa Rica Emad Hajjaj, Alaraby Aljadeed newspaper,… Continue reading

Fort Ward Community Hall project hits the bricks

The Fort Ward Community Hall project has hit a major milestone. And this one’s made of mortar. A masonry team from Masonry Restoration Consulting in… Continue reading

Bainbridge neighborhood loses power early Saturday

Some residents on Bainbridge Island are enduring another Saturday without power. As strong southern winds began to hit the island early Saturday, 67 homes along… Continue reading

UPDATE | 911 outage may not be completely over

Continued disruptions of 911 service in Kitsap County may continue, officials with Kitsap County Emergency Management said Friday. Dave Rasmussen, spokesman for Kitsap County Emergency… Continue reading

Police call at Bainbridge ferry terminal delays sailings

Police activity at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal Friday morning delayed sailings from the island to Seattle. Officials with Washington State Ferries said the 7:55… Continue reading

Bainbridge vs. Eastside Catholic | Photo gallery

The Bainbridge Spartans crushed Eastside Catholic in boys varsity swimming & diving at the Bainbridge Aquatic Center, 128-51, and the Review’s Brian Kelly was there… Continue reading