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A sweet new treat: Pleasant Beach Donuts thrives despite pandemic

Bainbridge Island’s only donut-devoted shop recently opened for business mid-pandemic

Seeking diversity, city council to forego appointment process for planning commission seat

Process or progress? That was the question at least for the members of the Bainbridge Island City Council during a June 23 Zoom meeting, when… Continue reading

Kitsap Transit extends fare-free policy through July

Extension aims to limit spread of COVID-19 in the county

Bainbridge council picks Deets for deputy mayor post

Bainbridge Councilman Joe Deets is the new deputy mayor for Bainbridge Island. The Bainbridge Island City Council chose its new deputy mayor at its meeting… Continue reading

Bainbridge city council appoints two members to Design Review Board

The Bainbridge Island City Council has reappointed Laurel Wilson and appointed Bob Russell to the Design Review Board. The council unanimously approved the appointments at… Continue reading

Kitsap County Solid Waste Division updates for July 4 weekend

The Olympic View Transfer Station will be the only Kitsap County waste and recycling facility open July 4, according to the Solid Waste Division. The… Continue reading

BISD mulls another series of levies

The Bainbridge Island School District Board of Directors recently began discussions around the replacement of two levies at a board meeting earlier this month. The… Continue reading

Governor orders masks worn in public to combat spread of COVID-19

Mere hours before the Bainbridge Island City Council was slated to vote on a new ordinance requiring face coverings be worn in public areas within… Continue reading

Kitsap County total COVID-19 cases nears 200

KPHD has reported 35 cases in June alone, 24 in the past two weeks

Tax collections tumble as state braces for huge budget hole

A new report issued June 17 shows a crushing drop in tax collections amid the COVID-19 pandemic could sap state reserves and leave the governor… Continue reading

Bainbridge pizzaiolo opens new restaurant in Kingston

Owner Will Grant also owns That’s A Some Pizza on Bainbridge Island

Knights of Columbus to host peninsula-wide food drive Sunday

Churches from around the Kitsap Peninsula will simultaneously hold a “peninsula-wide” food drive this weekend to collect canned goods and other non-perishables for local food… Continue reading

Washington State Parks offer two ‘makeup’ free days

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission has announced two additional free days for this year to replace the two lost during the COVID-19 closures.… Continue reading

Unemployment declines slightly in Kitsap as county continues to slowly reopen

Initial unemployment claims declined for a fourth straight week in Kitsap County for the week of June 7 through 13, though numbers remain at about… Continue reading

Kitsap Board of Health, Commissioners approve phase 3 application

Kitsap County will submit an application to the State Department of Health on Friday after the Board of Health and Board of Commissioners signed off… Continue reading

Drew Crandall is new principal for Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School

Drew Crandall will be the next principal for Sonoji Sakai Intermediate School, according to a Bainbridge Island School District announcement earlier this week. Crandall will… Continue reading

If schools meet health guidelines, they will likely be open for the fall officials say

Schools will consider split schedules with distance learning, phased-in openings and remote learning

Bainbridge blotter | Identity theft, vandalism and avian decapitation

Selected items from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. FRIDAY, JUNE 5 2:36 p.m. A 24-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested for violating a no contact… Continue reading