Mythologies may differ, violence doesn’t

Different communities spawn different mythologies.In upper-class suburban enclaves, teen-on-teen violence is embodied in the popular mind by the dark-clad outcast, shunned in regular social circles… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2007

One thing you can count on: Rotary success

In an age of diminishing expectations – of buying power, affordable health care, retirement at a still-vigorous age, world peace, the very survival of the… Continue reading

  • Jun 20, 2007

Make traffic decisions for reality of today

Those were the days, 1989.You could buy a nice house on Bainbridge Island for $150,000, and a mobile home went for less than half that… Continue reading

  • Jun 17, 2007

Something has been lost/Points north

Something has been lostIf you were wondering how some City Council members could boycott their own meeting last week with a fair conscience, here’s your… Continue reading

  • Jun 13, 2007

Fair warning for roadwork on the horizon

It was a season of searing heat, and not just at the beach. Collars were plenty sticky behind the wheel and behind the counter.The summer… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2007

Chapter ends for 200 Building

The thing about the 200 Building was, nobodyexpected to build it.Commodore Middle School eighth graders were all poised to tour Bainbridge High School on May… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2007

Downtown living comes with bustle

Like buffalo to the watering hole, every Thursday evening they came – scores, perhaps hundreds of motorcyclists drawn to the neighborhood pub for build-your-own tacos… Continue reading

  • May 30, 2007

Older laps for older cats

Sheila Crofut never thought of herself a cat person, but when she was asked to take in a 13 year-old black-and-white kitty named Chin Chin,… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2007

A small matter of investment

Whose downtown is it, anyway?While we all take a proprietary interest in “our” Winslow Way, some interests are more equal than others. That’s why we’ve… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

Try a ‘green for green’ investment

Nineteen trees lost, 184 trees planted.That’s the forecast on the Bainbridge High School campus, on the essential eve of ground breaking for the new 200… Continue reading

  • May 16, 2007

Safe boating effort gets a timely launch

Any dope can get a driver’s license. Judging bythe shenanigans you see on our public roadways these days, many of them do.Boaters operate by a… Continue reading

  • May 11, 2007

Height makes neither right nor blight

There are many words that come to mind while strolling along Water Street in Port Townsend, but “canyon” isn’t among them.The towering buildings of the… Continue reading

  • May 9, 2007

Which suit should trump?

All carrot, no stick. Those four words might explain why a historic building on Ericksen Avenue – and perhaps, in time, the others around it… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2007

Toward the best leadership

Anyone for a run at council?

  • Apr 28, 2007

Schools could use your voice

Many weeks into his epic hike along the Appalachian Trail, author and humorist Bill Bryson picked up a Nashville newspaper to see what was going… Continue reading

  • Apr 18, 2007

Kids still drink, take drugs; do you care?

New survey results trouble officials

  • Apr 13, 2007

Deals like this don’t come along every day

With a couple million acres of land available for the taking, settlers lined up by the tens of thousands at the territorial line on April… Continue reading

  • Apr 11, 2007

Voting should only be so easy

Election day voter registration used to be the normin Oregon. Change addresses right before a big vote? No worries. You could just head down to… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2007

Tracking every (other) penny

A friend of ours used to work as a grocer, and during her stint as a manager became well-acquainted with the ins and outs of… Continue reading

  • Apr 4, 2007

We remember, because the times demand it

From the New York Times this week:“I was struck by the dry statement that ‘many of the 1,806 people arrested during the convention were held… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2007