Opinion

Springtime for Judaism: Season of laughter, tears | Guest Column | March 13

Somebody once suggested that every holiday on the Jewish calendar can be summarized like this: They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat.The joke… Continue reading

  • Mar 12, 2009

City may face cost overruns with Heery | Letters | March 6

It is disingenuous for the mayor and council members Barry Peters, Chris Snow, Kjell Stoknes and Hilary Franz to say that those who do not… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2009

Council has hard decisions to make to quell city crisis | In Our Opinion | March 6

During the next three weeks, the Bainbridge City Council will come up with a financial blueprint that will allow the city to successfully pay its… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2009

Health delegation makes an all-important visit | Guest Column | Feb. 27

By MAGGIE PETTITSaturday, Jan. 10Moyogalpa, Ferry Dock5:04 p.m.“Maggie? Oh, she’s the one who writes those articles!” Lynn says to Siri from the roof of the… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2009

Scheme before playing the retirement card | The Latte Guy | Feb. 27

I received my quarterly statement from my employer’s tax-deferred retirement plan the other day. Like many of you, my retirement plan has been impacted by… Continue reading

With a city divided (4-3), long-awaited fix begins | In Our Opinion | Feb. 27

Whew! After Wednesday night’s four-hour airing of the community differences over the Winslow Way project, we can finally stagger forward with it. The City Council’s… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2009

Marriage should be for all of our loving couples | Interfaith Reflections | Feb. 20

By BARBARA and JACO ten HOVEOne of the many stirring messages of the recent film “Milk” is how the first openly gay man to be… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2009

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