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No problems reported on Bainbridge during 911 outage

Bainbridge emergency responders said they experienced no problems during last week’s 911 outage. CENCOM Kitsap, which handles 911 emergency calls for local police and fire… Continue reading

Bainbridge blotter | Thief kept going and going and going

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. MONDAY, NOV. 4 12:45 p.m. A 67-year-old Bainbridge Island woman said somebody had entered her garage… Continue reading

Turnout for off-year elections is back on the rise in Kitsap

Kitsap County had the highest odd-year election turnout since 2013, according to unofficial returns from the 2019 General Election. Kitsap election officials currently peg this… Continue reading

Bainbridge Police Chief Horn resigns from post

Interim Bainbridge Police Chief Jeff Horn has submitted his letter of resignation. City officials announced Horn’s departure late Monday. Horn tendered his resignation to City… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2019

Bainbridge blotter | Bicycle ride ends at Harborview

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, NOV. 2 5:08 p.m. A 16-year-old Bainbridge Island girl was injured after crashing her bicycle… Continue reading

Budget items come to the fore at next Bainbridge parks meeting

Bainbridge park officials are expected to adopt its 2020 Capital Improvement Fund Budget, and also set its employee salary scale for next year, at its… Continue reading

  • Nov 18, 2019

Island students honored at UW

More than 50 students from Bainbridge Island have been named to the dean’s list at the University of Washington for the spring 2019 quarter. To… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2019

Bainbridge blotter | Parking rage

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. SATURDAY, NOV. 2 11:31 a.m. Police were called to an alleged assault in Lynwood Center. Upon… Continue reading

Smith earns degree from WGU

Brian Smith of Bainbridge Island has been awarded a degree from Western Governors University. Smith earned a bachelor of science degree in business management. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2019

Bainbridge High School senior attains rank of Eagle Scout

Bainbridge High School senior Henry Vandersluis, 18, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 1496. His Eagle Court of Honor was… Continue reading

Island band takes second at Vet’s Day competition

The Bainbridge High School Marching Band performed their final 2019 field production of “Tarot” at the Auburn Veteran’s Day Field Competition on Nov. 9, earning… Continue reading

Bainbridge council OKs paper-bag fee increase, 25 cent fee for paper cups may be next

The city of Bainbridge Island is looking to raise the cost for paper bags on Bainbridge. And more fees for disposable single-use consumer items may… Continue reading

Weekend weather report: More of the lame | The Bainbridge Blab

This week’s rainy weather will continue into the weekend and beyond on Bainbridge Island. That’s the latest forecast for this weekend’s weather on the island… Continue reading

Bainbridge council decides against funding fireworks show

It’s looking like the city of Bainbridge Island won’t help revive the popular fireworks show over Eagle Harbor that has long capped the island’s Fourth… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2019

Analysis of Bainbridge vote shows tsunami of opposition to I-976

Study shows split results in council races.

Bainbridge blotter | Sorry, deer

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. THURSDAY, OCT. 31 7:30 a.m. A Poulsbo woman struck a deer while driving on Blakely Avenue,… Continue reading

Bainbridge council approves property tax increase

Assessed value of property on island climbs to $9.2 billion.

Teen unhurt in Highway 305 crash

A Bainbridge teen escaped injury after he rear-ended another vehicle on Highway 305 Wednesday afternoon south of Poulsbo. The crash occurred on Highway 305 near… Continue reading

Bainbridge police chief finalists have given notice, previously been finalists elsewhere

Two of the three recently announced finalists for the open Bainbridge Island police chief position have already given notice at their previous departments or are… Continue reading

Bainbridge announces three finalists for police chief job

Bainbridge Island city officials have announced the three finalists for police chief. One candidate is from Washington, while the other two finalists are from Virginia… Continue reading