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Club asks BI parks to stop pool fee

Supporters of the Bainbridge High School water polo team must feel like they are treading water. After being rebuked by the school district, they approached… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2021

 

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BI hires climate officer

Bainbridge Island city manager Blair King has selected Autumn Salamack as the city’s first Climate Mitigation/Adaptation officer to help the city implement the goals of… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2021

 

This building has been the police station since 2001, but it was built in 1945. Courtesy Photo

BI to take another look at police-court facility

During the Sept. 21 City Council study session, city manager Blair King will restart the process for a new Police and Municipal Court building with… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2021
This building has been the police station since 2001, but it was built in 1945. Courtesy Photo
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Gese takes reins of Sheriff’s Office

New leader focusing on implementing new police reforms, hiring

  • Sep 18, 2021
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BI delays decision on expanding Madison project

It seemed like a majority of the Bainbridge Island City Council was interested in putting its money where its mouth is regarding sustainable transportation. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2021
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BI bucking the COVID-19 trend

While elsewhere in Kitsap County COVID-19 rates are going up, but on Bainbridge Island they actually have fallen the past two weeks. The rate of… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2021
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BI briefs

Input sought Bainbridge Island is trying to determine how to use $7 million of federal stimulus funds — formally known as the American Rescue Plan… Continue reading

  • Sep 17, 2021
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Positive COVID case at Poulsbo Middle School

Close contacts have been notified and advised

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BI pair object to waste of Pfizer vaccine

It could be used to help many in developing countries

  • Sep 16, 2021
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Crew workers finish off the trail. Courtesy Photo

Crew finishes entrance, new trail

Gazzam Lake Preserve has a new south entrance. The park’s department’s Summer Trails Crew has put the finishing touches on a new trailhead from Deerpath… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2021
Crew workers finish off the trail. Courtesy Photo
The select committee’s mission, Rep. Kilmer said, is to make Congress more accessible to the American people and to strengthen the institution by better equipping staff members to handle the increasingly complex duties they are asked to perform. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)

Kilmer roundtable: Working to modernize Congress for the 21st century

Congressman says select committee making strides to achieve bipartisanship

The select committee’s mission, Rep. Kilmer said, is to make Congress more accessible to the American people and to strengthen the institution by better equipping staff members to handle the increasingly complex duties they are asked to perform. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News)
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Fall season means new TV shows

With the end of summer just around the corner, more people will be heading back indoors to enjoy their leisure time with plenty of new… Continue reading

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The BI Planning Commission is now looking at the Wintergreen Project. Courtesy illustration

Planning panel split on Wintergreen

The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission looks to be split regarding the Wintergreen Townhomes affordable housing project. After 11 months, they finally got to share their… Continue reading

  • Sep 12, 2021
The BI Planning Commission is now looking at the Wintergreen Project. Courtesy illustration
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Enrollment up from last year at BISD

Enrollment is up. Bainbridge Island School District superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen said at the school board meeting Thursday night that there are 3,546 students this fall,… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2021
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BI to bundle transportation projects

Let’s get ready to bundle. That was the consensus of the Sustainable Transportation Committee Friday as it discussed possible projects. Members realized in going through… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2021
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Bernard Dellario - Sky Studio Painting Demo. Courtesy photos

Online a blessing in disguise for Winslow Art Center

When Martha Jordan established the Winslow Art Center in 2011, she was simply trying to keep art classes and workshops going after the closure of… Continue reading

Bernard Dellario - Sky Studio Painting Demo. Courtesy photos
Zohra, the first all-female Afghani orchestra. Courtesy Photos

Local woman helps female Afghanistan musicians

Can you imagine being a young musician and having your sister call you in crisis and tell you to destroy your guitar because, “The Taliban’s… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2021
Zohra, the first all-female Afghani orchestra. Courtesy Photos
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Mental health a concern as schools start

Mental health of young people is a bigger concern than ever. “With the continued uncertainty around COVID, we anticipate that there will be some new… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2021
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