Opinion

2010 Year in review | Arts and Leisure | Sign of the times

Overview of funding challenges to the arts community now that the city has completely cut funding to established organizations.

Local foundations feed our long-term needs | Guest Column | Dec. 31

Taxpayers have made clear that they are unwilling to increase taxes and government can’t continue to fund many of the organizations that provide the services the community needs and wants, just when the need for those services is increasing dramatically.

  • Dec 29, 2010

Open-minded approach is important for council | Our Opinion | Dec. 31

The question is: After a tumultuous 2010, when budget-driven transformation at City Hall was a constant, is the city better off than before?

  • Dec 29, 2010

Dumping a cat, even Clarice, is never a good idea | Guest Column | Dec. 24

This time of year, a package left at the door generally elicits merriment and surprise – maybe anticipation of fanciful gifts. Unfortunately, the gifts don’t… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2010

It’s safe here? One traffic fatality is one too many | Our Opinion | Dec. 17

The death of a man hit by a vehicle last Saturday morning as he crossed New Brooklyn Road to collect his mail is still being… Continue reading

  • Dec 16, 2010

Togetherness is key in shaping our resiliency | Guest Column | Dec. 10

The adjective resilient shows up a lot in this still new millennium. Yes! Magazine explored it as the main theme of its fall issue, and… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2010

Are our scientific principles fundamentally wrong? | Latte Guy | Dec. 10

Many people are understandably uncomfortable with the evidentiary squishiness and inherently unprovable assertions of religion and the “soft sciences” such as sociology and psychology.Some people… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2010

Island needs accessible shelter | Senior Outlook | Dec. 10

Our memorable Thanksgiving week of below freezing weather and a long power outage brought front and center the lack of warm shelter sites on Bainbridge… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2010

Bainbridge liveaboards deserve a better fate | Guest Column | Dec. 10

It has long been said that history repeats itself.Recently, when our region was assaulted by the first freezing storm and boats were set dragging in… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2010

Report reveals need for better storm preparations | Our Opinion | Dec. 10

Luckily, no major disasters emerged from last month’s surprisingly severe early-winter storm. Islanders were isolated in a serious danger zone after about three inches of… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2010

Feeding birds is good for them, your inner child too | Island Wildlife | Dec. 3

I admit it; I have a bird feeder. In fact, I have two. They’re hanging on the edge of the deck right outside my kitchen… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2010

A boatyard now, a new dock and marina later? | Our Opinion | Dec. 3

Decisions, oh, decisions. In an effort to finally settle the contentious 1995 Memorandum of Agreement between the state and the city, Bainbridge must either lease… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2010

Hard times escalate need for human services | Guest Column | Nov. 26

The City Council discussion of the potential move of our municipal court has brought to light the not often discussed issue of domestic violence in… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2010

Islanders need to prepare for more severe storms | Our Opinion Nov. 26

Islanders appear to have emerged generally unscathed from this week’s storm, but they shouldn’t let their guards down because more paralyzing inclement weather is expected… Continue reading

Most conflicts with wild animals can be avoided | Opinion | Nov. 12

I’m sitting here in my office, looking out the window at a gray, rainy morning. The rain makes a constant patter on the ground and… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2010

City seeks more public input on WSF proposals | Opinion | Nov. 12

Earlier this year, David Moseley, the assistant secretary of the Ferries Division for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), offered to resolve the 1995 Memorandum… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2010