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Halloween events in BI

Four Halloween events are taking place on Bainbridge Island as the spooky day approaches. Oct. 29 - Islandwood is hosting an Open Trails Day with… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2021

 

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Prop. 2 would modernize 911 with $41 million

Foes: 1/10th of 1% sales tax hike would not end for 1-time fix

  • Oct 26, 2021

 

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NKSD staff shortages could lead to remote learning

Teachers, bus drivers, subs all needed

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BI wants ferry service restored

Bainbridge Island wants its ferry system back. The city is sending a letter to state leaders asking its ferry service to be restored to 2019… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2021
The current skate park is for those with advanced abilities. File Photo

BI park prepares for major remodel

Also, COVID vax for all parks users?

  • Oct 23, 2021
The current skate park is for those with advanced abilities. File Photo
The author of this book will be in Bainbridge. Courtesy Photo

Bainbridge Island briefs

Protest exhibit The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is opening a new exhibit Oct. 29 on Protests. BI has a robust legacy of protest, including signing… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2021
The author of this book will be in Bainbridge. Courtesy Photo
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It’s a gamble not getting COVID vaccine

Many people still are not get vaccinated to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. But they are gambling with their lives and others. The numbers… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2021
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COVID has slowed training, but state ferries is looking for help as trips have been reduced on most routes. Courtesy photo
COVID has slowed training, but state ferries is looking for help as trips have been reduced on most routes. Courtesy photo
The Bainbridge Island City Council will have a public meeting to decide on improvements on Eagle Harbor Drive. This idea was shot down because of how crowded it would be with cyclists and walkers on the same side going in different directions.

Environment not as important on this project

Safety concerns override that on Eagle Harbor plan

  • Oct 21, 2021
The Bainbridge Island City Council will have a public meeting to decide on improvements on Eagle Harbor Drive. This idea was shot down because of how crowded it would be with cyclists and walkers on the same side going in different directions.
Eldon Van Liere stands next to his late wife's painting of Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, where they often traveled together. Tyler Shuey/Bainbridge Island Review

BI artist’s work lives on after her passing

Bainbridge Island artist Elizabeth Van Liere passed away in 2020 and some of her artwork, spanning five decades, is being displayed and sold at Realogics… Continue reading

Eldon Van Liere stands next to his late wife's painting of Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, where they often traveled together. Tyler Shuey/Bainbridge Island Review
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COVID has slowed training, but state ferries is looking for help as trips have been reduced on most routes. Courtesy photo
COVID has slowed training, but state ferries is looking for help as trips have been reduced on most routes. Courtesy photo
Roundabouts on Highway 305 divided the Bainbridge Island City Council candidates at a recent debate. Courtesy Illustration

LWV’s debate features rapid-fire answers

Compared with two earlier debates last week, Bainbridge Island City Council candidates faced some different questions requiring rapid-fire soundbite answers at the League of Women… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2021
Roundabouts on Highway 305 divided the Bainbridge Island City Council candidates at a recent debate. Courtesy Illustration
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BI schools better off with COVID than others in Kitsap

Bainbridge Island School District superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen said last week that 95% of staff has received a COVID-19 vaccination. The mandate from Gov. Jay Inslee… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2021
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The Bainbridge Island City Council continues to work on a plastics and other waste ordinance. Courtesy Photo

BI looks at law for waste reduction

Bainbridge Island city staff is drafting up an ordinance on plastic and waste reduction. The City Council voiced its approval of the move at last… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2021
The Bainbridge Island City Council continues to work on a plastics and other waste ordinance. Courtesy Photo
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$500 incentive approved for county employees who received vaccine

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Monday to provide a $500 incentive to county employees who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by… Continue reading

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Ray Williamson Pool. Courtesy Photo

BI pool needs extreme makeover

Ray Williamson Pool at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center is showing its age. It’s 51, built in 1970 as an outdoor pool. “Nobody thought this… Continue reading

Ray Williamson Pool. Courtesy Photo
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Planning director switches from BI to Poulsbo

Planning and Community Development director Heather Wright is leaving Bainbridge Island to take a similar job in Poulsbo, which is closer to where she lives.… Continue reading

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BI briefs

Sakai Trail The Sakai Connector Trail is nearly done. The contractor delivered the last load of rock for the trail base and was set to… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2021
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