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PSE crews work overnight to restore power; 127 homes and business on Bainbridge still without electricity

More than a hundred homes north of Ferncliff lost power early Saturday morning following a night of strong winds and heavy rain on Bainbridge Island.… Continue reading

Day Road roundabout falls from top of priority list

State and local officials have backed away from a controversial proposal to build a stormwater holding pond on undeveloped land next to the Day Road… Continue reading

Hundreds lose power on Bainbridge Island

Nearly 200 homes on Bainbridge Island lost power Friday afternoon as winter rains continue to soak the Puget Sound and a strong wind advisory from… Continue reading

Spartans swamp Viking swimmers

The North Kitsap Vikings found themselves in rough waters last week, while the Spartans sailed to an easy win, in boys varsity swimming & diving.… Continue reading

UPDATE | Bainbridge mayor thanks Ethics Board in response to mass resignation

Sorry to see you go. That was the message from the Bainbridge Island City Council this week in response to the resignation of four of… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Wet and windy, then snow | The Bainbridge Blab

Friday’s unrelenting rain will stretch into the weekend. That’s the latest forecast for Bainbridge Island from the National Weather Service in Seattle. It’ll be windy… Continue reading

WSDOT now looking to build stormwater pond for Day Road roundabout on animal hospital property

Washington state transportation officials are considering a change to the Highway 305-Day Road roundabout project that would create an approximately 450-foot-wide detention pond on the… Continue reading

Bainbridge road closed after small landslide

A small landslide on Point White Drive Tuesday morning prompted the closure of part of the road for nearly five hours. Part of a hillside… Continue reading

Bainbridge council turns attention to city manager

The Bainbridge Island City Council will hold a closed-door executive session to talk about City Manager Morgan Smith at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11.… Continue reading

Crash slows traffic on Highway 305

A one-car crash just north of Hidden Cove Road was slowing traffic on southbound Highway 305 Tuesday morning on Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge police were at… Continue reading

Four members of five-member Ethics Board resign in protest

Four of five members of the city of Bainbridge Island’s Ethics Board have resigned their seats. In a letter sent Monday to Mayor Leslie Schneider,… Continue reading

Proposed ‘clean fuel standard’ could raise cost of gas by 57 cents a gallon

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance asks city to look at opposition to proposal.

Bainbridge council to talk about raising sales tax

The Bainbridge Island City Council will talk about a proposal to raise sale taxes to pay for affordable housing at its meeting this week. The… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Hotel proponents take aim at false claims about project aired on social media

It will fit with the downtown, with Bainbridge Island’s call for sustainability, and follow the inspiration that comes its location in the Pacific Northwest. That… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Big day kicks off with protest

A small group of opponents of the Winslow Hotel gathered in the rain next to Madison Avenue outside Bainbridge Island City Hall before the start… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Examiner asks crowd to keep it civil

Bainbridge Island Hearing Examiner Ted Hunter asked the large crowd gathered for Thursday’s public hearing on the Winslow Hotel to stick to the facts of… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Start of hearing delayed due to large crowd

Bainbridge Island Council Chambers at city hall is at capacity, and organizers of the public hearing on the Winslow Hotel are asking people to give… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Bainbridge council chambers starts to fill for hotel hearing

Council chambers at Bainbridge Island City Hall is starting to fill up prior to the start of the public hearing for the controversial Winslow Hotel… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Exhibits pile up for examiner’s review

Bainbridge Island’s hearing examiner had a heck of a reading list before the start of Thursday’s public hearing on the Winslow Hotel proposal. The exhibit… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Staff preps for big crowd

It’s hearing day for the Winslow Hotel project, and the last chance for the public to comment on the controversial proposal before it is left… Continue reading