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So Long. Farewell.

People, we love you, but it’s time to say goodbye. After four and a half memorable years of running Inside Bainbridge, we are moving on. When we launched IB in the spring of 2011 we never imagined that our experiment would attract so many readers, influence our community in such significant ways, and challenge us…

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City Issues Statement About Failing Prop. 1

This evening, November 3, three minutes after Kitsap County released unofficial election results, City Manager Doug Schulze issued a statement about the failing Proposition 1, or public safety facility bond. Voters are soundly defeating the bond measure, 74.6 to 25.4 percent. Here is Schulze’s statement: “The City of Bainbridge Island remains committed to replacing our current outdated…

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Unofficial Election Results: All the Numbers

Here are the unofficial election results from tonight’s races. Registration and Turnout  Total ballots cast: 37,636 votes, 24.4 percent Initiative Measure No. 1366  Yes 20,196, 55.1% No 16,433, 44.9% Initiative Measure No. 1401 Yes 26,678, 72.5% No 10,127, 27.5% Advisory Vote No. 10 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1449  Repealed 17,989, 50.0% Maintained 17,959, 50.0% Advisory…

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Elections 2015: Prop. 1 Going Down, City Council Race Too Close to Call

Kitsap County has just released unofficial election results for this evening, November 3. Proposition 1, the police facility bond, is failing, 74.6 to 25.4 percent. The race for the City Council At-Large seat is too close too call, with Ron Peltier leading Pegeen Mulhern 54.1 to 45.6 percent. In the race for School Board, Lynn…

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Council to Vote Tonight to Increase City Manager’s Pay to $170K

When Doug Schulze was hired in September of 2012, he was offered a salary of $150,000 per year plus benefits. Tonight, November 3, the Bainbridge Island City Council will vote on whether to approve a renegotiated employment contract with Schulze, increasing his salary from its current level of about $155,000 to $170,000. If the contract is…

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Is Passionate, Practical, and Courageous

When most of us became aware of a proposed large commercial development at High School Road and 305 we thought, “This isn’t right. I wonder if it can be stopped.” While we were wondering, a few people took action to halt the development. Ron Peltier led the charge. Ron has always been passionate about preserving…

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Outlines Differences from Mulhern

Two Candidates, Two Endorsements, and a Clear Choice. I like and respect my opponent, Pegeen Mulhern. She is a good person who truly cares about our Island. We have similar platforms and worked together to oppose the Visconsi Development. There are some differences between us, however, that provide voters a clear choice between two different…

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Open to New Ideas

I moved to Bainbridge six years ago because I found Bainbridge Island to be a very special place. On top of that, Bainbridge is full of remarkable people. One of those remarkable people is Ron Peltier, who is running for City Council in November, and I’m going to vote for him. I hope you’ll vote…

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Will Stand up to Aggressive Outside Interests

Good news for Bainbridge Islanders. This fall allows a rare opportunity to elect an authentic Island Steward, Ron Peltier, to the City Council. If your desire is to preserve and nurture what’s best about the place where we live, a vote for Ron Peltier will make that achievable. For almost fifty years, his lifestyle and…

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Letter to the Editor: Unanswered Questions Regarding Prop. 1

There are nagging questions regarding Proposition 1. Who at the City and on City Council knew that the preferred site was contaminated? When did they know and why wasn’t this important information made public by the City until just before the ballots arrived? These are the biggest unanswered questions. It appears that at least five…

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Letter to the Editor: We Don’t Need $15 Million Taj Mahal

No Blank Check: Vote NO on Prop. 1. The City Council has asked the Community for a blank check for $15 million (plus 20 years of interest) to spend towards pursuing a Public Safety/Court facility. Their own studies show this is nearly twice what is needed to build on existing Community property. Our officers already have…

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Letter to the Editor: Regarding Prop. 1, Consider Most Vulnerable

When voting, please consider our most vulnerable community members. Safety and privacy are two important goals missing in the proposed move of the police and court next to City Hall. Directly across the street from where City Council wants to place a police station/court is the Peacock Family Center, an early childhood center and family…

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Has Vision for Rational Development

Ron Peltier is the real deal! We have been friends for many years, and I am confident that Ron will make a wonderful addition to the City Council. He is hardworking and competent and shares my vision for more rational development of our Island than has been taking place recently. I have to drive past…

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Letter to the Editor: Man Talks to Dog About Island Leash Law

I talk to my dog. I am not embarrassed to admit that I do it frequently. Based on recent island developments, I thought a sit-down face-to-face with Coop, my 100 lb. black lab, was in order. I faced the difficult task of explaining to him that it is a civil infraction for a dog to…

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Kingston Trailer Explodes—Man Sustains Severe Burns

Yesterday morning, October 27, a 20-foot travel trailer exploded at the Brazeau Mobile Home and RV Park, located off of NE State Highway 104, west of Kingston. Kitsap County Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to the park around 9:30 a.m. for a welfare check on a 59- year-old man who lived in the trailer. A family member had…

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Search for Missing Bainbridge Fisherman Is Suspended

Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross announced this afternoon, October 27, that the Coast Guard has suspended its search for the 54-year-old man from Bainbridge who went missing yesterday after going fishing in Rich Passage. The search was suspended as of 1:43 p.m. Norcross said that crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported…

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Understands That Growth Can Be Thoughtful

The purpose of this letter is to encourage any current Islanders who do not know Ron Peltier to investigate his website, familiarize yourself with his thoughts on the future of our Island, and consider voting for him in November when you see his name on the ballot as a candidate for City Council. In the…

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Letter to the Editor: Mulhern Is Reasonable, Responsible, Reliable, & Ready

Pegeen Mulhern is the very sensible choice for the Bainbridge Island at-large City Council position. We’ve known Pegeen and her family for many years. She’s been a dedicated participant in school and citizen advisory committees, youth organizations, and church activities. Her skills and well-rounded experience as a maritime attorney, law librarian, entrepreneur, and small business…

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Bainbridge Fisherman Missing—Coast Guard Searching Overnight

A 54-year-old Bainbridge man left home to go fishing yesterday, October 26, and didn’t return home. The Coast Guard has been searching for him all night with no success. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross confirmed that the Coast Guard was still searching, as of 7:30 this morning. The Bainbridge Island Police Department found a…

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Letter to the Editor: Great Trust in Peltier

I want to express my support for Ron Peltier. I have known Ron for many years and truly respect his views on the environment and the growth of our community. Today, we all look and say that the Island is a beautiful place to live, but beauty is more than skin deep. Years ago our…

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