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Tawresey cuts deal with prosecutor to amend DUI, hit-and-run charges

The city of Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap County Prosecutor's Office have reached a pre-trial agreement with John Tawresey to dismiss hit-and-run charges against the former school board member and amend a charge of driving under the influence to first-degree negligent driving.

Jury foreman recounts debate over Ostling verdict

Bainbridge Police officers put themselves in a life-or-death situation by moving too quickly to confront Douglas Ostling and not taking time to talk to his family about his mental illness, the jury foreman in the federal civil rights trial said Wednesday.

All-Comers Track Meets return to Bainbridge next week

Jim Whiting sure thought he would be running with a different crowd.

Investigation begins on police guild allegations against Chief Fehlman

Bainbridge Interim City Manager Morgan Smith said the investigation into allegations made by the Bainbridge Island Police Department against Police Chief Jon Fehlman began this week.

Ostling attorneys use police guild’s no-confidence vote as reason against new trial

Lawyers for the Ostling family are pointing to the Bainbridge Island Police Guild's recent vote of no confidence in Police Chief Jon Fehlman as one of the reasons why a new trial should not be ordered in the death of Douglas Ostling.

Bainbridge school district looking at cuts to ranks of classified staff

The Bainbridge Island School District has notified the union that represents para-educators, bus drivers and other classified workers that hours will be cut because of the district's ongoing budget woes.

Bainbridge parks puts plans for Battle Point Park off-leash dog park on hold

Bainbridge park officials have shelved plans for putting an off-leash dog park at Battle Point Park.

Bainbridge school district modifies union contract for teachers to move early-release days to Mondays

The Bainbridge Island School District has reached agreement with its teachers' union on changes to their existing contract that will modify the timing of early-release days for students.

City of Bainbridge, park district get into kerfuffle over new park name

Bainbridge Island's new gateway park will be called "The Waypoint." Or maybe not.

Wilkes students take final look back at their beloved school

Students got a humorous history lesson during their last assembly of the year at Captain Charles Wilkes Elementary School. They also became a part of history themselves.

Bainbridge rower helps Virginia win NCAA title

Keziah Beall left college with something few students ever achieve, let alone dream about. An NCAA championship.

Bainbridge school board welcomes new principal

The Bainbridge Island School Board met its newest principal at its last meeting. Melinda Reynvaan, who will take over as the new principal for Ordway Elementary School, isn’t exactly an unfamiliar face on the island, though.

Rotary volunteers get set for big auction and sale

The annual Bainbridge Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale returns next week, and it's going to be in tents. Part of it, at least.

Naming committee offers four suggestions for moniker of new park

A committee formed to find a name for the former Unocal property after it is turned into a gateway park has come up with three suggestions for the new public gathering place.

Three Bainbridge boats place in top 10 at Nationals

Better than ever. That’s the short and simple summary of the Bainbridge Island Rowing team.

Bainbridge lawyers ask for new trial over Ostling shooting

Attorneys for the city of Bainbridge Island have asked for a new trial in the police shooting of a mentally ill Bainbridge Island man.

Bosserman resigns from Bainbridge’s Utility Advisory Committee, says recent appointments will make committee too political

Bob Bosserman has resigned in protest from the Bainbridge Island Utility Advisory Committee member following the city council's appointment of two controversial members to the committee last week.

Letter outlines union’s complaints against Bainbridge Island police chief

The poor judgement of Police Chief Jon Fehlman has cost the city of Bainbridge Island time and money, according to the "vote of no confidence" letter the Bainbridge Island Police Guild has submitted to city officials.

Police guild gives Chief Fehlman ‘vote of no confidence’

The Bainbridge Island Police Guild has taken a "vote of no confidence" in the leadership of Bainbridge Police Chief Jon Fehlman and has asked the mayor to remove the chief from his post, the union announced Tuesday.

Former Sakai teacher loses teaching license for looking at Internet pornography

A former teacher at Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School has had his teaching license suspended for using a school district computer to look at sexually explicit content on the Internet.