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Bainbridge council turns attention to city manager

The Bainbridge Island City Council will hold a closed-door executive session to talk about City Manager Morgan Smith at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11.… Continue reading

Raising Resilience programs kick off with documentary film

Raising Resilience has announced its new lineup of programs for the start of the year. The nonprofit organization provides parent education, resources and connections to… Continue reading

  • Jan 28, 2020

Bainbridge blotter | Wick’d crime

Selected reports from the Bainbridge Island Police Department blotter. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 11 3:41 p.m. A 58-year-old Bainbridge Island man suspected he’d had a recently delivered… Continue reading

Crash slows traffic on Highway 305

A one-car crash just north of Hidden Cove Road was slowing traffic on southbound Highway 305 Tuesday morning on Bainbridge Island. Bainbridge police were at… Continue reading

Four members of five-member Ethics Board resign in protest

Four of five members of the city of Bainbridge Island’s Ethics Board have resigned their seats. In a letter sent Monday to Mayor Leslie Schneider,… Continue reading

Proposed ‘clean fuel standard’ could raise cost of gas by 57 cents a gallon

Kitsap Economic Development Alliance asks city to look at opposition to proposal.

Lawmakers move to ban high-capacity magazines | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition would be outlawed under a proposed law moving through the state Senate. Supporters… Continue reading

Bainbridge council to talk about raising sales tax

The Bainbridge Island City Council will talk about a proposal to raise sale taxes to pay for affordable housing at its meeting this week. The… Continue reading

Lawmakers hear pitch to replace gas tax with a fee per mile driven | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Washington state lawmakers will consider a gradual transition from the state’s current gasoline tax to a system that would charge drivers fees based… Continue reading

Bainbridge fly fishers talk about club’s 2019 trip

Bainbridge Island Fly Fishers will meet next week for a presentation on fishing on the Coeur d’Alene River. The club will gather at 7 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2020

Lawmakers aim to put sweeping regulations on the vaping industry | 2020 Legislative Session

OLYMPIA - Legislation requested by the governor’s office and supported by Democratic senators aims to ban flavored nicotine vaping products and impose sweeping regulations on… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island Land Trust to present awards at annual meeting, potluck

Don and Judy Willott will be presented with the Phyllis Young Award at the Bainbridge Island Land Trust’s annual meeting and potluck dinner. The celebration… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

Bainbridge council retreat to be held in March

The Bainbridge Island City Council has identified a potential date for its 2020 retreat. The council is expected to hold its retreat Friday, March 6… Continue reading

  • Jan 24, 2020

State ferry ridership declined by 3 percent in 2019

For the first time in seven years, annual ridership on state ferries declined in 2019, dropping by 800,000 customers, or about 3.2 percent, to 23.9… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Hotel proponents take aim at false claims about project aired on social media

It will fit with the downtown, with Bainbridge Island’s call for sustainability, and follow the inspiration that comes its location in the Pacific Northwest. That… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Big day kicks off with protest

A small group of opponents of the Winslow Hotel gathered in the rain next to Madison Avenue outside Bainbridge Island City Hall before the start… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Examiner asks crowd to keep it civil

Bainbridge Island Hearing Examiner Ted Hunter asked the large crowd gathered for Thursday’s public hearing on the Winslow Hotel to stick to the facts of… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Start of hearing delayed due to large crowd

Bainbridge Island Council Chambers at city hall is at capacity, and organizers of the public hearing on the Winslow Hotel are asking people to give… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Bainbridge council chambers starts to fill for hotel hearing

Council chambers at Bainbridge Island City Hall is starting to fill up prior to the start of the public hearing for the controversial Winslow Hotel… Continue reading

WINSLOW HOTEL HEARING: Exhibits pile up for examiner’s review

Bainbridge Island’s hearing examiner had a heck of a reading list before the start of Thursday’s public hearing on the Winslow Hotel proposal. The exhibit… Continue reading