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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

Trump’s 155th week in office | In cartoons

The chickens have come home to roost. And they haven’t arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the form of eight pieces of Original Recipe, a… Continue reading

A SAKAI CELEBRATION: Bainbridge community hosts 100th birthday bash on school’s 20th anniversary

They shared their family name, and so much more. The Bainbridge and beyond community gathered Saturday at Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School to mark its 20th… Continue reading

Winslow Hotel public hearing: What’s expected

Opponents of the Winslow Hotel will have to chance to offer their views on the controversial project at this week’s public hearing on the proposal,… Continue reading

Winslow Hotel opponents drop appeal of city’s environmental review of project

The two Bainbridge residents who filed a challenge of the city’s environmental review of the proposed Winslow Hotel have withdrawn their appeal. Robin Simons and… Continue reading

UPDATE | City wants hotel developer to build Waterfront Park pavilion as part of project

The city of Bainbridge Island wants the developer of the Winslow Hotel to build a public pavilion in Waterfront Park as part of its project.… Continue reading

UPDATE | Pro versus Con: Bainbridge planning chief responds to concerns on Winslow Hotel raised by opponents

Bainbridge Island’s Planning Director Heather Wright has recommended approval of the Winslow Hotel, a controversial 87-room lodging facility that would be the island’s first full-service… Continue reading