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BI considers contract to help local businesses

With many local businesses still feeling the economic effects of COVID-19, the Bainbridge Island City Council is considering preparing a contract with the Kitsap Small… Continue reading

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Various pharmacies and health care centers will be hosting a drug take-back event Saturday throughout Kitsap County and the state. (File illustration)

Want to take back drugs? Go to website for nearest location

UPDATE: The Bainbridge Island Police Departments and Rite Aid store in BI are not part of Saturday’s program, in a correction from the Review’s previous… Continue reading

Various pharmacies and health care centers will be hosting a drug take-back event Saturday throughout Kitsap County and the state. (File illustration)
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BI glad Kitsap also taking on their issues

On Bainbridge, it can feel like it’s on its own island when it comes to working with others in Kitsap County. So its City Council… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2021
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Map of Option 4

Boardwalk idea floated to BI council

The vision of a boardwalk over a corner of Eagle Harbor had some City Councilmembers walking over water. You could almost hear the Drifters singing,… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2021
Map of Option 4
Kol Medina

Ethics complaint validated against Medina

A hearing examiner for Bainbridge Island confirmed one ethics complaint, but dismissed another against former mayor and councilmember Kol Medina. The complaint regarding the possibility… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2021
Kol Medina
Hazel Kleiner and Marina Miller

Memorials set up for girls who died in accident

In memory of the Bainbridge Island teens tragically killed in last month’s car accident, two new charitable giving funds managed by the Bainbridge Community Foundation… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021
Hazel Kleiner and Marina Miller
Artist rendition of affordable housing project. Courtesy Photo

BI coalition works to provide affordable housing

A Bainbridge Island coalition is working together to provide affordable housing. The reHOME coalition says by using 100% recycled or repurposed materials it can build… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2021
Artist rendition of affordable housing project. Courtesy Photo
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53 new cases of COVID confirmed in Kitsap

Over past 2 weeks, Kitsap’s positive case rate per 100,000 residents is 172.3

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Neighbors outdoor security camera reportedly caught the suspect vehicle, described as a newer model Hyundai sedan, as it left the Hill Bend neighborhood. Courtesy Photo

KSCO search for man luring children with dog

The Kitsap County Sheriffs Office is searching for a vehicle and its driver who reportedly attempted to lure children into the vehicle April 15. The… Continue reading

Neighbors outdoor security camera reportedly caught the suspect vehicle, described as a newer model Hyundai sedan, as it left the Hill Bend neighborhood. Courtesy Photo
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BISD looking at strategies to reduce budget

Budget needs to be reduced by up to $4 million

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2 new REAC members appointed by council

Two new members were recently appointed to the Race Equity Advisory Committee by the Bainbridge Island City Council. Renni Bispham will serve Position 8 and… Continue reading

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Recycle food to reduce carbon footprint

When Bainbridge Island residents throw out food, rather than recycle it, the waste goes on a 300-mile train trip to the Columbia Ridge Landfill in… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2021
Improvements in lighting over the years. Courtesy Photo

Shedding some light on BI fields

The Bainbridge Island Football (soccer) Club recently made a pitch to the BI Metropolitan Park and Recreation District for lighting at the Turf Fields at… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2021
Improvements in lighting over the years. Courtesy Photo
Skyhawk in Poulsbo started making more products for local customers.

Local businesses survive, some thrive, during COVID

By Mike De Felice Special to Bainbridge Island Review People have faced myriad hardships since the COVID-19 pandemic arose in the Pacific Northwest just over… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2021
Skyhawk in Poulsbo started making more products for local customers.

Tax credit for working families passes

By Sydney Brown WNPA News Service A tax credit for working families in Washington passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote April 11, with lawmakers… Continue reading

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Ethical dilemma: Intent or what we want?

BI council’s new code denies Winslow Hotel

  • Apr 15, 2021
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Jean and family members. Courtesy photos

Woman in BI turns 105

Though hard to verify, Jean Wohlsen has to be one of the oldest residents living on Bainbridge Island as she turns 105 April 17. Her… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2021
Jean and family members. Courtesy photos
Aisha Harrison working on a sculpture. Courtesy Photo

BIMA Zoom event about clay-to-bronze sculpting Sunday

With its continual offerings of Zoom webinars each week, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art will be holding an Artist Talk with Aisha Harrison —… Continue reading

Aisha Harrison working on a sculpture. Courtesy Photo
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4 more deaths, 103 total, since COVID began in Kitsap

50 new positive cases in previous 24 hours

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Cromwell

BI school board picks new director

Robert Cromwell was selected Tuesday night to replace Mike Spence on the school board for the Bainbridge Island School District. Spence resigned for business reasons… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2021
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