Brian Kelly

16th death in Washington traced to COVID-19

A total of 16 people in Washington state have now died from the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Washington State Department of Health.… Continue reading

Bainbridge Performing Arts postpones shows, classes in response to COVID-19

Bainbridge Performing Arts has announced it is closing “in response to growing concerns around the COVID-19 risks posed by public gatherings.” In a message sent… Continue reading

Coronavirus threat prompts cancellation of Poetry in the Woods

The annual Poetry in the Woods event at IslandWood has been canceled due to concerns over the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). IslandWood officials announced… Continue reading

Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington jumps to 70

The number of confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) jumped to 70 Thursday. Washington state health officials said the new cases include one in… Continue reading

Turnout for 2020 Presidential Primary now past 20 percent in Kitsap County

Voter turnout for the 2020 Presidential Primary in Kitsap County has now surpassed 20 percent. A total of 20.25 percent of eligible voters — that’s… Continue reading

State attorney general announces investigations into price gouging during COVID-19 outbreak

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday his office has launched investigations of price gouging following the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington… Continue reading

Tenth person in Washington dies from COVID-19

Kitsap County awaiting test results from six residents

Kitsap Regional Library considers impact of COVID-19 on future operations

First things first. And when things get worse? Kitsap Regional Library wants to be ready. Officials with the countywide library system have launched discussions about… Continue reading

Bainbridge public officials to huddle Wednesday to share coronavirus response plans

Officials from public agencies across Bainbridge Island will meet this week to coordinate plans for community response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in… Continue reading

Spartans claim second place at state swim meet

Spartan swimmer Jude Wenker found himself in a familiar place on Saturday at the King County Aquatics Center: at the top of the winners’ platform,… Continue reading

Work continues on ‘what if’ plan for Bainbridge schools

Officials with the Bainbridge Island School District have been working on “what if” plans for the island’s public schools as the outbreak of novel coronavirus… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee: People should be thinking about avoiding large public events, other impacts from COVID-19

All cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that have been found in Washington state have been limited to King and Snohomish counties, Dr. John Wiesman,… Continue reading

Ballots already in for 15 percent of Kitsap voters for next week’s Washington State 2020 Presidential Primary

More than 15 percent of Kitsap County voters have already cast ballots in the 2020 Presidential Primary. Washington state will hold its presidential primary on… Continue reading

Bainbridge stores run out of hand sanitizer, related products

The outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington state has sparked a run on hand sanitizer, disinfectant pads, bottles of rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island officials anticipate county declaration of ‘countywide emergency proclamation’

Bainbridge Island officials said they are working with the Kitsap Public Health District to respond to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). City officials said… Continue reading

Bainbridge schools to launch COVID-19 poster campaign

Public schools on Bainbridge Island will launch a poster campaign next week to remind students and staff about how to stay healthy as the novel… Continue reading

New Bainbridge councilmember will likely join council in April

The Bainbridge Island City Council will consider a six-week process to find a new councilmember. Matt Tirman resigned from the seven-member council and his last… Continue reading

Bainbridge council offers praise for departing councilman

So sad to see you go. That was them message from Bainbridge city councilmembers Tuesday night as they gave a fond farewell to Councilman Matthew… Continue reading

Coronavirus Q&A

The Washington State Department of Health has set up a call center to respond to public questions on the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). People… Continue reading

Kitsap Public Health District preparing plan for possible widespread outbreak of novel coronavirus in Kitsap County

Two deaths reported in Washington state; Gov. Inslee declares ‘state of emergency’