Opinion

A trip to Des Moines ends with a smile | Latte Guy | Feb. 13

By Tom TynerWhile much of the rest of the civilized world was fully engaged in deciding whether to make chicken wings or nachos the centerpiece… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2009

Progress: Down with the old, up with the new | Opinion | Feb. 6

By MARCIA RUDOFFOld age, I’ve discovered, can be a tricky business. Everything I used to think was valuable seems to have become worthless by modern… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2009

A public hearing would help uncover the truth | Opinion | Feb. 6

A recent cover of the New Yorker magazine carried a cartoon of a character in flimsy garb and carrying a sign that read: “End of… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2009

Time now for enrichment, not jocularity? | Latte Guy | Feb. 6

The year 2008 will likely be best remembered as the year in which we elected our first African American president. But it would be a… Continue reading

Text messaging defines today’s G-gap | Student Column | Jan. 30

In middle school, one teacher told my class that whenever he told new acquaintances that he taught 13-year-olds, their responses tended to fall somewhere on a spectrum between laughing incredulousness and outright shock. “You’d subject yourself to more time in middle school?” they’d demand of him. “But aren’t the kids horrible? That’s the worst age!”

  • Jan 30, 2009

Very special visitors from the north | Guest Column | Jan. 30

By MAGGIE PETTITGuest ColumnistUrbaite, Noon, Dec. 22Luckily, the first-ever cell tower in Urbaite was finally turned on a couple weeks previous, so I was able… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2009

Oscar guilty of bias against dogs and zombies | Latte Guy | Jan. 30

The 81st Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced last week. As a public service, I will once again offer my predicted winners in all the… Continue reading

Two voices reduced to one as city crises calls for unity | Editorial | Jan. 30

For most of the past year, two voices have been emerging from Bainbridge City Hall: one calmly saying, “Everything’s just fine, thank you”; the other… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2009

Hartstone Fund is very much appreciated

I am deeply honored that the board of directors of PAWS has created a fund in my name to support the spay/neuter program.Even though I… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2009

Hello, hello… is anyone in there listening to us? | In Our Opinion | Jan. 23

Back in early May, the city’s administrator and finance director told the council that revenue assumptions for sales tax, real estate taxes and building revenues… Continue reading

New year is a time for inspirational changes | Interfaith | Jan. 23

By BRAD HEPWORTH We consider any new year a new start, a time to change and improve. Resolutions are made. Suddenly, those who regularly go… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2009

Read any good books lately? | The Latte Guy | Jan. 23

It’s a little late to be adopting New Year’s Resolutions, but this year I’ve vowed to do what I have threatened to do every year… Continue reading

Dark days of aught-8 linger, but not for long | Island Light, Jan. 16

The world is getting a little brighter. Have you noticed? Bit by bit, a few minutes of daylight have been added. Even the average temperature… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2009