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Pet the police: Island cop uses furry friends in new community outreach program

Freeze, it’s the fuzz-y. It seems Bainbridge Island Police Department K9 Officer Whitney has some new competition for the honor of cutest cop these days.… Continue reading

Bainbridge park officials review draft comp plan

Bainbridge park officials will gather at their next meeting for an initial review of entire draft of the park district’s comprehensive plan. The board of… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2019

Bainbridge blotter | Messy situation

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, NOV. 2 7:15 p.m. A 64-year-old Bainbridge Island woman called police to report a problem… Continue reading

Island citizenry, cops meet and greet trio of police chief finalists

First dates can be made less awkward if they’re group events. It’s true in matters of romance, and, apparently, city government as well. Residents of… Continue reading

Conflicts, frost prompt cancelation of Bainbridge farmers market for Saturday

The Bainbridge Island Farmers Market announced early Friday that it was canceling the Saturday farmers market planned for Saturday, Nov. 30. Officials said the cancelation… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Bainbridge severe weather shelter opens Friday night

Bainbridge Island’s severe weather shelter will open Friday night at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center, 370 Brien Ave. SE. Officials said check-in will be from… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2019

Budget grows for Olympic Drive non-motorized project

The city of Bainbridge Island’s Olympic Drive non-motorized improvement project will cost $90,000 more than expected. The city council was presented with fourth-quarter amendments to… Continue reading

Ometepe calendars now on sale

Fifth-graders and second-graders at The Island School have teamed up to produce the calendar that Bainbridge Islanders love to support each year at this time.… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2019

Air travel by Bainbridge residents is bigger contributor to greenhouse gas emissions than automobile travel, new consultant study says

The air travel of high-flying islanders is creating more greenhouse gas emissions than residents who are stuck behind their automobile steering wheels. That’s one of… Continue reading

Council declines request from Design Review Board for temporary appointment

Bainbridge city officials have put the kibosh on the Design Review Board’s attempt to add a new member to its board without the mayor and… Continue reading

UPDATE | Police Chief Horn’s resignation letter: ‘A heavy heart’

Jeff Horn said he was stepping down as Bainbridge police chief — and retiring from Washington state law enforcement — “with a heavy heart.” Horn,… Continue reading

Here’s a map of the trees to be cut down in Waterfront Park

Bainbridge officials will give the Bainbridge Island City Council an overview of the trees that will be cut down, pruned or cut up and left… Continue reading

Long wait times expected on Bainbridge-Seattle ferry route for holiday weekend

Lengthiest wait times are expected Wednesday, Thursday.

  • Nov 26, 2019

City to cut down more than a dozen trees in Waterfront Park

Fifteen trees will be cut down in Waterfront Park because they may be a risk to park visitors, according to city of Bainbridge officials. City… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Outsmarted by a smart phone

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, NOV. 4 2:20 p.m. A 50-year-old transient from Tacoma was arrested for stealing a cell… Continue reading

State Sen. Rolfes to host informal community conversations across 23rd District

State Sen. Christine Rolfes will host a series of informal conversations across the 23rd Legislative District next week. Rolfes, a Bainbridge Island Democrat and 23rd… Continue reading

Public hearing set for Winslow Hotel

The controversial Winslow Hotel proposal now has a date with the city of Bainbridge Island’s hearing examiner. A public hearing has been scheduled for 10… Continue reading

Fishing in Alaska is topic at next meeting for Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers

Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers will meet next week for a talk on fishing in Alaska. Club members Dave Boyce and Jerry Kingen will give the… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2019

Island authorities warn of increasing holiday-time plague of scams, mail and identity theft

It’s once again the most wonderful time of the year — for criminals. Yes, just as decorations and Christmastime commercials have crept ever earlier into… Continue reading

Bainbridge school board members to take the oath of office at next meeting

The four candidates elected to the Bainbridge Island School Board in the November’s General Election will take their oath of office at the next school… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2019