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Weather: Heavy Rain and Strong Winds This Weekend

The National Weather Service (NWS) is warning of another Pacific storm system affecting our area this weekend. NWS is reporting that heavy rainfall and strong winds Saturday and Sunday could lead to flash flooding, mudslides, and debris flows. Prepare for possible power outages. Saturday Rain. High near 50 degrees F. South wind 9 to 15 mph….

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BIFD extricating woman run over by car at Eagle Harbor Condos

Bainbridge Woman Run Over by Car Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries

[Updated at 10:46 and 5:58 p.m. December 19, 2014.] This afternoon, December 19, at approximately 3:30 a resident of Eagle Harbor Condos was walking hand-in-hand with her two young grandchildren through the condo parking lot when she was struck and run over by a car. She sustained life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to Harborview Hospital…

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BIPD Was Instrumental in Wednesday’s Arrest of Kitsap Home Invader

The press release issued by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office yesterday failed to mention the Bainbridge Island Police Department in their account of the arrest of a 21-year-old man suspected in a Poulsbo home invasion. But the BIPD was essential to the success of the operation. On Wednesday evening, around 5, the BIPD received a…

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hat in the ring by Rob Brewer

The Only Applicant So Far for City Council Post Once Served on Planning Commission

Gary Pettersen may be our next City Councilmember. Pettersen is the only applicant so far for the post vacated earlier this month by Councilmember Dave Ward. Pettersen is not unfamiliar with public service, having served on the City of Bainbridge Island’s Planning Commission (and before that on the Planning Commission of the City of Winslow)….

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Suspected Kitsap Burglar Who Hitched Getaway Ride Is Apprehended on Bainbridge

The man believed to have been involved in a Poulsbo home invasion that involved a physical confrontation between the suspect and the homeowner on December 5 is now in custody. Hayden David Armstrong-Nunes, age 21, was apprehended around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, after a short foot pursuit and physical confrontation outside of the Bainbridge Island Rhododendron…

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Puyallup Sails Through Annual Inspection with Only One “Minor Discrepancy”

Metaphorically speaking only, the Washington State Ferry MV Puyallup sailed through its annual Coast Guard inspection on Tuesday, December 16. Literally, it was docked in Eagle Harbor as a Coast Guard inspection team ran the crew through its paces, testing safety, navigation, and lifesaving equipment, reviewing vessel documents, assessing crew emergency and security responses, and inspecting engineering…

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 12/17/14: Drunk Drivers Crashing

December 14 Rear Ender. At 1:15 in the afternoon, two vehicles were on Hildebrand at High School. One of the drivers had to brake suddenly for a vehicle driving eastbound with the right of way. The second driver was unable to stop in time and ran into the wheelchair lift on the back of the…

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The Doctors Clinic

Man Assaults Two Women Behind Hildebrand, Is Arrested by SWAT Team

Yesterday afternoon, December 15, just before 2 p.m. a woman was behind The Doctors Clinic in the rear parking lot when a young man in his twenties approached her and began punching her. Another woman nearby, seeing what was happening, yelled at him to stop, and then he assaulted her as well, punching her in…

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Capsized Kayaker off Battle Point Dies

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane Last night, December 14, at 11:02 the Coast Guard pulled a capsized kayaker from the waters off the west side of Bainbridge Island near Battle Point. The 52-year-old Brownsville man was unresponsive when he was flown by Coast Guard helicopter to Harborview Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The kayaker, Mike…

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Puget Sound at Night by Russell Andes

Coast Guard Searching Bainbridge Island Waters for Missing Kayaker

A kayaker last seen near Bainbridge Island this afternoon, December 14, is overdue returning home. Mike Gianneschi, 52, of Brownsville, is the subject of a Coast Guard search this evening. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles and a 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle are…

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After Tense Debate, Fire Commis- sioners Approve Fewer Staff Than Chief Wants

On Thursday night, December 11, the Bainbridge Island Fire Commissioners did not give Fire Chief Hank Teran permission to pursue hiring as many new staff members as he wanted, but he nonetheless gave them a gracious and sincere thank you when they approved six new FD staff. The requisite levy increase will now go to…

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Light bulb by Achi Raz

Storm Aftermath

Puget Sound Energy crews, in anticipation of last night’s (December 11) wind storm, positioned themselves at the ready in the areas most likely to be affected. The strategy seems to have paid off. This morning all Kitsap substations are back on line and there were only 21 “outage events” remaining as of 4:30 this morning….

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Storm Damage Updates

[Updated at 9:39 and 10:15 p.m., December 11] Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is reporting multiple power failures across Bainbridge Island. Crews are being dispatched. No restoration time estimates have been provided. As the wind whips up, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) and Police Department are beginning to respond to reports of downed trees and…

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Hazardous Weather Warning: High Winds and Landslide Risk

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a hazardous weather statement for today and tonight for the Seattle area. High winds of 30-40 mph are expected to begin at about 4 p.m., with gusts of up to 60-65 mph developing later this evening. The worst wind is predicted to ease after midnight and taper off…

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 12/10/14: Speeder on “Crotch Rocket” Gets Away at 120 MPH

POLICE BLOTTER December 9 Home Search Fraud. At 4:46 in the afternoon, a woman called 911 to report an attempted identity theft over the Internet. The woman had been searching Zillow for housing for a family member. She found a home in Port Ludlow for $80,000 and contacted the listed seller’s e-mail. The seller e-mailed…

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Letter to the Editor: Our City Council’s Reckless Role in Public Records Lawsuit

Recently Kim Hendrickson published a letter to the editor on Inside Bainbridge titled “A Paulson/Fortner Win and Our Loss.” The piece is both an attack on Bob and Althea and a defense of Bonkowski and Ward. Keep in mind that both Bonkowski and Ward violated the city’s Governance Manual and refused to turn over public…

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pedestrian by Rusty Clark

Pedestrian Hit by Car on High School Road

On Monday morning, December 8, as a woman was crossing High School at the crosswalk near Hildebrand, she was struck by a vehicle. The accident was reported at 7:26 a.m. The driver told police she had been going at a “very low speed.” She said she did not see the pedestrian. The driver behind her,…

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City Establishes Process for Replacing Councilmember Ward

The resignation of Councilmember Dave Ward was offered and accepted as part of the settlement agreement reached in the recent Public Records Act lawsuit against the City of Bainbridge Island filed in August of 2013. At last night’s (December 9) City Council meeting, the Council began discussion of how to replace Ward. The vacancy will…

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Ferry Advisory: Delays Coming for Bainbridge/Seattle and Kingston/Edmonds Commuters

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is advising travelers on the Seattle/Bainbridge and Edmonds/Kingston routes to expect significant delays starting midday Friday, December 12, through Tuesday, December 16. The 202-vehicle Puyallup, which is currently filling in for the out-of-service Tacoma on the Seattle/Bainbridge route, will be pulled from service for four days for a mandatory annual U.S….

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Body Washes Ashore on Kingston Beach

Today, December 9, just after 3 p.m., a homeowner on President Point Road NE just south of Kingston discovered a body on the small beach below the bluff where his home is located. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene. They believe the body is that of an adult male. The homeowner who…

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