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Bainbridge to raise fee for paper bags on island

The city of Bainbridge Island is looking to raise the cost for paper bags on Bainbridge. Merchants on the island currently charge 5 cents for… Continue reading

Schneider has won another term on the Bainbridge Island City Council

City Councilwoman Leslie Schneider will retain her seat on the Bainbridge Island City Council. In Thursday’s update of the vote tally in the council’s District… Continue reading

Schneider still winning in bid to retain Bainbridge council seat

Incumbent Bainbridge Councilwoman Leslie Schneider maintained her lead over challenger Grayson William Wildsmith in the third tally of votes in the race for the District… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Souvenirs from a night out: Pizza sauce, food crumbs and a DUI

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, OCT. 21 1:17 a.m. A 48-year-old Bainbridge Island man was arrested for driving under the… Continue reading

Wednesday was banner day for Kitsap ballot returns

Turns out, the votes were in the mail. Wednesday was the biggest day of ballot returns, by far, in the November election. According to the… Continue reading

Breaking down the ballot: Our analysis of the Bainbridge council races so far

The Kitsap County Elections Division announced a new vote tally late Wednesday for the 2019 General Election. Here’s our takeaways from a breakdown of the… Continue reading

More than two dozen sign up to vote on Election Day in Kitsap

There are last-minute voters, and then there are last-minute voters. Kitsap County has 28 in the second category. Under Washington state’s new elections law, residents… Continue reading

Councilwoman Schneider reacts to status as new frontrunner in Bainbridge council race

Bainbridge Island Councilwoman Leslie Schneider had accepted her fate. When the Bainbridge council started the new year, she would not be among the seven members… Continue reading

Schneider reclaims lead in narrow race for Bainbridge council’s Central Ward

The nail-biter of a race for Bainbridge Island’s District 4, Central Ward council seat has now turned into a cliffhanger. Incumbent Councilwoman Leslie Schneider took… Continue reading

Seabold Bazaar offers goodies galore this Saturday

Seabold United Methodist Church will host its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the church, 6894 Seabold Church Road.… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2019

Bainbridge has finalists for police chief position

Finalists have been selected for Bainbridge Island’s next police chief. The search for a new police chief is being conducted by the consultant Strategic Government… Continue reading

‘Pretty big jump’ in number of ballots expected to be counted Wednesday in Kitsap

Turnout for the 2019 General Election stood at a paltry 22.6 percent in Kitsap County on Election Day, according to the Kitsap County Elections Division.… Continue reading

UPDATE | Peterson, island political newbie, not ‘horribly disappointed’ by fire district loss

Incumbent Bainbridge Island Fire Department Commissioner YongSuk Cho has handily earned another term in the Position 2 spot, according to the preliminary results of Tuesday’s… Continue reading

UPDATE | Two of three incumbents for Bainbridge Island council on losing end after first vote count Election Night

It was a rough Election Night for incumbents on the Bainbridge Island City Council. Two current councilmembers were denied a chance at another term, with… Continue reading

UPDATE | Challenger Pritchett “disappointed” by loss to longtime incumbent Swolgaard in parks race

The closest non-city council race on Bainbridge this election saw incumbent Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District Commissioner John “Tom” Swolgaard retaining his long-held… Continue reading

Upset brewing for Central Ward Bainbridge council seat

He’s worked for the city of Bainbridge Island. Now he’ll work for the citizens of Bainbridge Island. Grayson William Wildsmith was leading against incumbent Bainbridge… Continue reading

Hytopoulos leads in Bainbridge at-large council race

It looks like former Bainbridge city councilwoman Kirsten Hytopoulos will be heading back to city hall. Hytopoulos was leading in the race for the Bainbridge… Continue reading

Swolgaard wins contest for park commissioner seat

Incumbent Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District Commissioner, Position 3 John T. (Tom) Swolgaard will evidently remain in his long-held post, according to the… Continue reading

Medina will retain seat on Bainbridge council

Bainbridge voters are sticking with the tried-and-true for the city’s North Ward, District 2 position. Incumbent Bainbridge Island Councilman Kol Medina was leading in the… Continue reading

Pollock wins South Ward Bainbridge council seat

Michael Pollock has felled another giant. According to the first vote tally in the 2019 General Election, Pollock is on his way to returning to… Continue reading