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Agate Pass Bridge painting project ramps up after winter break

The extensive work to repaint the State Route 305 Agate Pass Bridge will continue after its winter pause, officials with the Washington State Department of… Continue reading

Underground surprises – and bad weather – prompt construction delays of new BHS 100 Building

Construction of a new 100 Building at Bainbridge High School and the renovation of the campus’ 200 Building to include a theater are facing a… Continue reading

UPDATE | Hearing examiner notes he was not required to follow planning commission rejection of Winslow Hotel plan

In his decision Friday to approve the plan for an 87-room hotel in downtown Winslow, Bainbridge Island Hearing Examiner Ted Hunter said he was not… Continue reading

Bainbridge hearing examiner OKs Winslow Hotel proposal

The controversial proposal for a new 87-room hotel in downtown Winslow has gotten a green light from the city of Bainbridge Island’s hearing examiner. Hearing… Continue reading

Bainbridge parks board votes to install Cox as new commissioner

Kristine Cox has been selected to fill the vacancy on the board of commissioners for the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District. The park… Continue reading

Hale steps down as Woodward Middle School principal

Woodward Middle School Principal Jeff Hale has resigned from his position, according to the Bainbridge Island School District. Hale was named principal at WMS in… Continue reading

Bainbridge parks board moves forward on appointment

Bainbridge parks commissioners narrowed the list of candidates for a vacancy on the board down to four finalists at a special meeting last week. Commissioners… Continue reading

Home, home on the road: Church’s old parsonage trucked to new location

It was Bainbridge’s oldest mobile home. For a few hours, at least. The three-bedroom home that has sat next to Port Madison Lutheran Church for… Continue reading

Spartans send two gymnasts to State

Two gymnasts from the Bainbridge Spartan squad have qualified for this week’s 3A Washington State Gymnastics Championships. Bainbridge’s Katharine Cooper will compete in all four… Continue reading

Bainbridge parks board seat draws a crowd

There’s only one vacant seat on the board of commissioners for the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District. But so many people have volunteered… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Another wet one | The Bainbridge Blab

Rain returns to the Rock this weekend. Or so says the latest forecast for Bainbridge Island from the National Weather Service in Seattle. Saturday will… Continue reading

Spartans snag league crown for sixth time

Metro League Champions. Don’t stop us if you’re heard this one before. And, unfortunately for the rest of the Metro League, they have heard this… Continue reading

Trump’s 157th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with a look back at his 157th week as president. This week’s contributing… Continue reading

City, developer give final pitch for OK on hotel

Bainbridge Island’s hearing examiner should ignore the planning commission’s recommendation to reject the site plan and conditional use permit for the Winslow Hotel, attorneys for… Continue reading

Tirman to step down from Bainbridge Island City Council

Bainbridge Island Councilman Matthew Tirman announced Tuesday he will be resigning his seat from the city council. Tirman made the unexpected announcement at the start… Continue reading

Ousted public works official wanted bigger payout

Bainbridge’s former city engineering manager had hoped to get a severance package nearly twice the size of the one he got when he resigned from… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: More rain on the way | The Bainbridge Blab

The sun will come out. Just not tomorrow. That’s the latest forecast for Bainbridge Island from the National Weather Service in Seattle. This week’s wet… Continue reading

Bainbridge asks state agencies to follow up on permit for mining on Triangle Property

Bainbridge Island officials are asking the state Department of Natural Resources and the Department of Ecology to make sure the operators of a mining site… Continue reading

Trump’s 156th week in office | In cartoons

Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president* continues with a look back at Donald J. Trump’s 156th week as president. This week’s contributing artists: Emad… Continue reading

UPDATE | Winslow Hotel proposal roasted, toasted during public hearing

For nearly eight hours, Bainbridge Island Hearing Examiner Ted Hunter heard how the Winslow Hotel would be a perfect fit for downtown Winslow — but… Continue reading