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House Fire Near Gazzam on Marshall Road

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Bainbridge Island firefighters responded to a call at 6:20 tonight of a 1,500-square-foot house on fire on Marshall Road, in the north Gazzam Lake neighborhood. The home’s single occupant reported the blaze and heavy smoke after safely evacuating with her dog. Her two cats are still unaccounted for. The fire…

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BIPD Helps Bring Down Human Traffickers Working in County (Including BI)

On November 13, the Bainbridge Island Police Department assisted in a multi-agency operation spearheaded by the FBI and the Bremerton PD to identify and arrest human traffickers in Kitsap and Pierce Counties. The operation resulted in six arrests in Kitsap. The operation involved renting rooms at a local Bremerton hotel and arranging “meets” through a…

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Letter to the Editor: Recommendations for Suzuki Property from a 2008 Task Force Member

I live on Commodore Lane NW, which is immediately south of the pond on the Suzuki property. I was a member of the 2008 Suzuki Task Force. Some of my suggestions below on the disposition of the Suzuki property address issues raised at the November 3, 2014, Community Workshop on the Suzuki Property. Potential transfer to…

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Ferry Baby Zoë’s Family Meets Captain & Crew Who Assisted with Birth

A local celebrity was aboard the 9:35 a.m. ferry on Saturday. But unlike most celebrity appearances, this little star slept through the whole thing. Baby Zoë and her parents Christina and Chris Hammond and three-year-old sister Ava gathered to meet Captain Russell Fee and crew members who helped her sail into this world as her mother’s labor progressed…

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Poll: Should Fire Station 23 Be Staffed to Improve Safety of North Islanders?

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall A fire this morning on the north end of Bainbridge Island that destroyed a house, injured a resident, and killed a dog trapped in the home received its first response from Kitsap Fire and Rescue units in Suquamish. Units from Station 21 on Bainbridge Island took longer to get…

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Generator Cause of House Fire; Family Dog Likely Died in Blaze

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane [This story was updated at 9:57 a.m. November 17.] The fire that incinerated a Port Madison home this morning began when the homeowner attempted to start his generator after an outage left about 4,000 Puget Sound Energy customers without power. According to Bainbridge Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter, firefighters have…

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Injury Fire Destroys Port Madison Home

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall [This story was updated at 9:59 a.m. November 17.] A husband and wife reported their home on fire this morning at 9:32 following an explosion believed to have occurred in the house’s basement. Located at 15086 Silvertson Road on the water off of Port Madison Road, the one-story wooden house…

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west-shore-big-leaf-frosted by Paul Brians

Weather: Clear and Cold, with Slight Warming Trend

The crisp clear weather is expected to continue into the middle of the week, with daily highs in the 40s and night-time temperatures hovering in the 30s. Rain may return by Wednesday night. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Sunday Sunny, with a high near 47 degrees F. North wind around…

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Council Paves the Way for 305 Expansion/ Bridge Rebuild

The Bainbridge City Council has not fast-tracked a plan to expand 305 and rebuild the Agate Pass Bridge without the community getting to weigh in on the matter. But the Council has given the go-ahead to a countywide lobbying effort to get the state legislature, among other things, to focus on Bainbridge transportation needs and…

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Pavilion Evacuated Last Night

Just before 8 last night, November 14, the fire alarms at the Pavilion went off, automatically shutting down all the Bainbridge Cinema projectors and sending dozens of Pavilion patrons into the lobby and then out of the building. There were no smoke or flames, but a burning rubber smell filled the building. When the Bainbridge…

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Bainbridge Ferry Commuters to Get Highway Traffic Cameras

Washington State Ferries (WSF) has announced plans to install additional traffic cameras to assist commuters and travelers affected by ferry traffic. The new cameras will be placed on Highway 305 at two locations: Winslow Way and High School Road. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has purchased the cameras and plans to install cable…

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Holiday Special: IB Offers 25 Percent off Ads for Local Businesses

The holiday shopping season is revving up, and we are here to help you get your business noticed at this important time of year. With over 3 million readers in three years and an audience that has climbed to 5,000-6,000 views a day, Inside Bainbridge is THE place to be noticed. And now we’re offering a…

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Extensive Damage to Tacoma Ferry Puts It out of Service Until Summer

Officials from Washington State Ferries (WSF) have released details about the engine failure that suddenly powered down the Tacoma as it was approaching the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal in the waters of Eagle Harbor on July 29. The Jumbo Mark II ship, the largest type in the fleet, has been out of commission since, with many wondering…

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Police Blotter 11/12/14: Stolen Cement Cat and Glass Fern

POLICE BLOTTER November 10 More Prowl Problems at Harbor Square. Officer Trevor Ziemba was asked to contact the facilities manager at Harbor Square. The manager told Ziemba that several vehicles had been prowled on November 3 and that during those incidents the suspect broke the door handle to the parking garage and two additional door…

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Bainbridge Island City Hall

Firewall Problem Takes Down City’s Internet

If you’ve been having trouble connecting with the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) online, it’s because COBI’s Internet service has been out since yesterday afternoon. COBI Community Engagement Specialist Kellie Stickney said that it was a firewall problem. When the firewall was relaunched, the problem was resolved. The problem, which affected City Hall, the police department, and…

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snowy bainbridge by Pete Saloutos

Weather: Cold Temperatures Continue, with a Chance of Snow

An arctic air mass on the heels of the cold front that moved in earlier this week will bring continued cold temperatures well below normal through the weekend and a chance of snow Thursday. Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 42 degrees F. East wind 6 to 10 mph. Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a…

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Robinson Wins—After 19 Years Prosecutor Hauge Will Step Down

The final count from the Kitsap County Election’s Office gives challenger Tina Robinson the win over Kitsap County Prosecutor Russ Hauge. Hauge has held office since January of 1995. Since election day, Hauge has held a steadily narrowing lead over Robinson. But with the counts of the final 1,000 or so ballots, Robinson took over…

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Darth Vader IRS by Seth Anderson

A Scam That Triggers Guilt and Fear “Inundating” the Island

The Bainbridge Island Police want Islanders to be aware of a scam that is “inundating” Bainbridge with fraudulent phone calls supposedly coming from the Internal Revenue Service. In a statement issued by the department, the BIPD reports that “Dozens of islanders have contacted the Bainbridge Island Police Department in the last couple of weeks to…

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Rush-Hour Injury Collisions This Morning Back up Highway 305 and New Brooklyn

Two collisions during morning rush hour delayed commuters and left victims hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries. A collision on Highway 305 and Reitan Road at approximately 8 a.m. slowed traffic to a near standstill and then to one lane for over an hour. A car turning left heading southbound from Reitan Road onto Highway 305 collided…

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Tina Robinson Inches Ahead of Hauge—Recount Ahead?

With only about 800 votes left to count, the Kitsap County Elections Commission shows that Prosecuting Attorney candidate Tina Robinson is now running ahead of incumbent Russ Hauge. Hauge, who has been ahead, just barely, since the counting began, now trails by 1 percentage point, with a total of 39,561 votes to Robinson’s 40,354. In…

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