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Overview of funding challenges to the arts community now that the city has completely cut funding to established organizations.
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.
The question is: After a tumultuous 2010, when budget-driven transformation at City Hall was a constant, is the city better off than before?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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