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UPDATE | Planning director’s reasons for recommending approval of Winslow Hotel

Bainbridge Island’s Planning Director Heather Wright has recommended approval of the Winslow Hotel. Wright issued her report and recommendation on the controversial 87-room hotel proposal… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island’s planning chief: Winslow Hotel should get hearing examiner’s OK

Bainbridge Island’s planning chief has recommended approval of the Winslow Hotel. Planning Director Heather Wright issued her report and recommendation on the controversial 87-room hotel… Continue reading

Trump’s 154th week in office | In cartoons

Squirrel! Some say it’s a squirrel named Soleimani, believe me. Our cartoon chronicle of the 45th president* in the White House continues with a look… Continue reading

Bainbridge homes lose power Tuesday night

Approximately 75 homes were without power Wednesday morning following another night of snow on Bainbridge Island. The largest outage was reported just south of Ferncliff,… Continue reading

Bainbridge council may OK $126K settlement in dispute over pump station

The Bainbridge Island City Council is expected to sign off on a $126,000 settlement agreement next week with Whitney Equipment Company that will end a… Continue reading

Bainbridge council wants to look at $15 minimum wage, 25 mph islandwide speed limit

At the Bainbridge Island City Council’s meeting next week, the council will confirm its priorities for the coming year. It will also discuss a cornucopia… Continue reading

Bainbridge councilmembers take the oath | Photo gallery

Four members of the Bainbridge Island City Council — two new ones, and two incumbents — took the oath of office at the first council… Continue reading

Budget for upcoming Wyatt Way roundabout project falls short

Bainbridge officials announced Friday that the city does not have enough money in its budget for the proposed roundabout at Madison Avenue/Wyatt Way to complete… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: Snow is on the way | The Bainbridge Blab

It’s snow joke: Bainbridge Island may be hit with a bit of the white stuff this weekend. That’s the latest forecast for the island from… Continue reading

Councilwoman Nassar walks out of council meeting after kerfuffle with new mayor

The new leadership team for the Bainbridge Island City Council is off to a rocky start. Councilwoman Leslie Schneider was appointed mayor at Tuesday’s council… Continue reading

Bainbridge council can’t agree on first get-together

The schedule for the new city council’s first retreat is in limbo after Bainbridge Island councilmembers failed to find agreement at their first meeting of… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit selects construction company for Bainbridge Bike Barn makeover

Kitsap Transit has approved a plan for a major makeover of its Bike Barn at the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal in Winslow. The board of… Continue reading

Bainbridge High officials ready to research moving Spartans from Metro League to Olympic League

Bainbridge High School will take another look at changing leagues for its Spartan sports teams. BHS athletes currently play in the highly competitive Metro League,… Continue reading

Trump’s 153rd week in office | In cartoons

Peace on Earth. It was nice while it lasted. Our cartoon chronicle of Donald J. Trump in the White House continues with a look back… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island faces lawsuit over latest development moratorium

The company that wants to build a self-storage facility on Day Road has filed a lawsuit against the city of Bainbridge Island, claiming the city… Continue reading

New council faces full agenda at first meeting

Welcome to your first city council meeting of 2020. Now let’s talk about getting sued. That’s the order of business for the Bainbridge Island City… Continue reading

Board approves contract for Bainbridge fire chief

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department has inked a new contract for Fire Chief Hank Teran. The board of commissioners for the fire department recently approved… Continue reading

Trump’s 152nd week in office | In cartoons

A quick one while he’s away. The holiday season means some of our favorite cartoonists have been away and enjoying some time off, so we… Continue reading

Nine-year prison term for man who assaulted BHS teens

The Poulsbo man who sexually assaulted two 16-year-old girls, and spied on another 15-year-old girl in a restroom at Bainbridge High School, before leading police… Continue reading

Pollock resigns from Bainbridge park board

Michael Pollock resigned his position on the board of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District via an email sent Thursday, Dec. 19 to… Continue reading