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Developer Pledges to Save a Tree

Bainbridge plant pathologist Olaf Ribeiro said he thought it was the first time it had happened in his experience on Bainbridge: At Tuesday night’s (May 19) City Council meeting, a developer pledged to save a tree. The developer was Jim Laughlin. The tree was a historic cherry tree in the path of a proposed gravel driveway that would lead to…

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Chiara Rose

Bainbridge Grad Chained to Ship in ‘sHell No!’ Protest

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Chiara Rose (a.k.a. Chiara D’Angelo), the Islander who climbed and perched in protest in a tree slated for clearcut on the Visconsi development last summer at High School Road and 305, is now up a boat. BHS graduate Rose is attached to the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger, a support vessel…

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Council Narrows Police Building Site Options to Two Properties

At the May 19 City Council Study Session, City Manager Doug Schulze asked the Council to make a decision by June 9 on where to locate the public safety facility. By the end of the night’s discussion, the Council had— toward that goal—requested cost information from the City on a list of properties they had narrowed…

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Amelia PAWS cat

Animal Tales: Abandoned Amelia Needs a Cat Whisperer

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Amelia, who came from our Ocean Shores adoption partner, was left in an apartment building lobby with a note that said, “We can’t take care of her any longer.” She was in rough shape,…

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Over 92% of Bainbridge High School Juniors Opt out

[Corrected May 23, 2015, at 1:02 p.m. Percentage of opt-outs was 92.4, not 88.4.] This week Bainbridge High School (BHS) and Eagle Harbor High School (EHHS) sophomores and juniors were scheduled to take the Smarter Balanced test, newly implemented this year. Passing the test will be a necessary prerequisite to graduate starting next year, but…

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Evidence Suggests Today’s Death Was a Suicide

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matt Hamner said tonight that the probable cause of the death of a Bainbridge Island woman, found after 9:00 this morning, is suicide. “We don’t know definitively, but evidence collected leads to suicide,” said Chief Hamner. Chief Hamner confirmed that a gun was involved. He said that neighbors reported hearing a…

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Retraction

In an article published on Inside Bainbridge this afternoon we stated that Jessica Fuchs’s husband, Scott A. Fuchs, is the same Scott A. Fuchs who was arrested for sexual voyeurism at Doc’s Marina Grill and sentenced in Kitsap Court last year. Sources indicated that the two were the same person, but they proved incorrect. Bainbridge…

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Bike to School

Bainbridge Bike to School Day Is Tomorrow, May 15

Although National Bike to School Day was next week, we Islanders have to be different and so we’re holding our version of this event tomorrow, May 15. To confuse matters a little bit more, May 15 is also National Bike to Work Day. Members of Squeaky Wheels and the Bainbridge Island Police will be at some Island…

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Weather: Rain and Possible T-Storms; Then More Sun and Warming Temps

Rain and possible thunderstorms today and tonight will give the May flowers a good drink. Then it’s back to sunny weather, with temperatures reaching the 70s by the weekend. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Tuesday Rain and possibly a thunderstorm after 11 a.m. A high near 59 degrees F. South wind…

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Star Wars

May the 4th Be with You

Whatever doing in your life you may be, the Force with you is. This true is most on May 4th. “When 900 years old, you reach… Look as good, you will not.” —Yoda “Aren’t you a little short for a storm trooper?” —Princess Leia “Traveling through hyperspace ain’t like dusting crops, farm boy.” —Han Solo…

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Play Winslow

Weekend on the Rock, May 1-3, 2015: Ordway Carnival, Fly Fishing, Almost Perfect Sale

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of May 1-3, 2015: 1. The Artists’ Almost Perfect Sale When: Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way East Why: Great deals on hand-made works of art. The gallery is crammed with the stuff that didn’t sell the…

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Coast Guard Searching for Person in Water

[Updated at 10:14 p.m.] Chief Petty Officer David Moseley of the U.S. Coast Guard has confirmed that crew of the ferry Puyallup found a life ring with an activated strobe light in the water along its 9 p.m. run from Seattle to Bainbridge tonight, April 26. It is uncertain whether or not a person jumped…

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Traffic Emphasis Hits Bainbridge This Afternoon

You may be seeing a lot of patrol cars on Bainbridge today, April 20. That’s because the Bainbridge Island Police, the Washington State Patrol, and the Bremerton Police are collaborating to target speeders and distracted drivers on the Island between noon and 4 p.m. Target Zero Manager Marsha Masters of the Washington State Patrol explained…

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Weather: More Rain, Wind, and Possible T-Storms

More rain is expected Monday and Tuesday, with thunderstorms and wind. Sunny and warmer conditions are predicted for Wednesday and Thursday. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Monday A 90% likelihood of rain. High near 53 degrees F. South wind around 15 mph. Monday Night A 100% prediction of rain, with thunderstorms also possible…

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Weather: Strong Pacific Storm Expected This Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather statement about stormy conditions heading our way this weekend. Blustery wind, heavy rain, and possible hail are expected Friday night and Saturday in the Puget Sound lowlands. Heavy snowfall is expected in the mountains. Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 62 degrees F. East-southeast wind…

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Play Winslow

Weekend on the Rock, March 27-29, 2015: Spring Break

There’s not much going on, folks, other than SPRING BREAK!!!! Here are Inside Bainbridge’s few recommendations for the weekend of March 27-29, 2015, for those of you who aren’t in Florida: 1. Insurgent at Bainbridge Cinemas When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1:05 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for 2D and 3:40 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for 3D…

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Warm, Cloudy Weather Through the Weekend

Today’s temperature is expected to get as high as 65 degrees. The National Weather Service says the fog will slowly roll out, leaving a partly sunny, pretty idyllic day. But then tomorrow late morning we’ll have a 30 percent chance of rain and increasing clouds. Again, we can expect warm temperatures, but the winds will pick up,…

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Travel Alert: Emergencies and High Usage Delay Ferries

Currently both directions of the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry route are delayed by approximately 40 minutes. Washington State Ferries (WSF) spokesperson Susan Harris sited two medical emergencies in combination with heavy usage as the causal factors of the slowdowns. The 6:20 p.m. sailing from Seattle to Bainbridge Island was slowed by at least 25 minutes because of…

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Wenatchee

Travel Alert: Wenatchee Ferry Delayed Due to Medical Emergency

The 6:20 p.m. sailing from Seattle to Bainbridge Island was delayed an estimated 30 minutes due to a medical emergency on board the Wenatchee ferry. That’s all for now, folks. We will provide updates as more information becomes available. Photo courtesy of  Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier.

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How Much Do You Dislike Spring Forward?

At 2 a.m. tomorrow morning, March 8, it will instantly become 3 a.m. through the magic of governmental bureaucracy, and you will have lost an entire hour of wide-awake staring at the clock. One hour less of sleep doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, but it can wreak havoc. A recent study finds that Daylight Saving’s Spring Forward…

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