Brian Kelly

Weekend weather report: Greetings, stranger | The Bainbridge Blab

An unfamiliar sight may be seen in these parts Saturday. It’s called “rain.” According to the latest weekend weather forecast for the island from the… Continue reading

UPDATE | City attorney says hotel approval ‘legally sound and appropriate’

The Bainbridge residents who have been fighting the construction of a hotel in downtown Winslow have filed a lawsuit against the city of Bainbridge Island… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | CBD thief

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SUNDAY, MARCH 15 2 p.m. A 51-year-old Poulsbo man reported a hit-and-run in the parking lot… Continue reading

Winslow residents file lawsuit against city of Bainbridge over Winslow Hotel project

The group of residents that have been fighting the construction of a hotel in downtown Winslow have filed a lawsuit against the city of Bainbridge… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | A person of low repute

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. 12:24 p.m. A manager at The Winslow Arms apartments reported the theft of a glass bowl… Continue reading

HOPE: We can. We will. | Bainbridge community exudes optimism amid COVID-19 pandemic

This story originally appeared in the print edition of the April 10 Bainbridge Island Review. The Bainbridge Island Review site has lifted the paywall on… Continue reading

Bainbridge arts community finds its immunity online

Art endures. Creative passions can’t be contained inside one’s own four walls, whatever the intentions of an “invisible enemy” among us. As the COVID-19 outbreak… Continue reading

Jobless claims continue at historically high pace

Initial claims for unemployment benefits stayed at their historical highs for the third week in a row, according to officials with the Washington State Employment… Continue reading

Bainbridge: Police officer’s death is reminder of danger of COVID-19

The unexpected loss of a Bainbridge Island police officer serves as a reminder of the deadly threat of COVID-19, city officials said Friday. Bainbridge officials… Continue reading

Former Bainbridge police chief: Officer Enget ‘Kurt was willing to do whatever was asked of him and more’

Former Bainbridge Island police chief Matthew Hamner recalled Bainbridge Officer Kurt Enget as an “all-around great guy” and someone to be counted on in any… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island Police Officer Kurt Enget and his K-9 partner, Whitney. (Photo courtesy of the city of Bainbridge Island)

Bainbridge mourns loss of Police Officer Kurt Enget

Bainbridge Island Police Officer Kurt Enget died Friday morning following treatment for symptoms similar to COVID-19, the city of Bainbridge Island announced. The official cause… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island Police Officer Kurt Enget and his K-9 partner, Whitney. (Photo courtesy of the city of Bainbridge Island)

Fund set up for family of Officer Enget

A fund sent up to assist the family of Bainbridge Police Officer Kurt Enget has raised more than $14,000 in the two hours since it… Continue reading

Other police agencies step in to help after Bainbridge officer’s death

The Bainbridge Island Police Department has been overwhelmed with offers of help following the death of Police Officer Kurt Enget early Friday morning, city officials… Continue reading

Only one new COVID-19 case found in Kitsap County

The number of newly confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has dropped off dramatically, the Kitsap Public Health District announced Wednesday. Just one new… Continue reading

Interest still lacking in council appointment

Don’t everyone jump up at once. Bainbridge Island City Hall has yet to see a single application come in from anyone interested in an appointment… Continue reading

COVID-19 may come back to Kitsap in future waves, health officer warns

Though there are strong signs that social distancing and other preventative measures have helped slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Kitsap Public… Continue reading

Bainbridge resident tests positive for COVID-19

Another resident of Bainbridge Island has been infected with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kitsap Public Health District announced Tuesday. The new case of… Continue reading

COVID-19 worse in other areas on Kitsap than Bainbridge, based on population

Bainbridge Island is no longer the per-capita epicenter of the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Kitsap County, according to a new… Continue reading

Bainbridge endures: Hopeful voices rise amid the challenge

Grounded for life. That’s what it feels like for some folks as the outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has left us isolated in our… Continue reading

A lost season: WIAA declares spring sports season won’t happen

The spring sports season is officially over — earlier and emptier than ever expected. Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s proclamation that public and private schools will… Continue reading