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Aerial Video of the Sakai Land

The Bainbridge Island Park District hopes to purchase 23 acres of land being offered by the Sakai family for a public multi-use park. The property contains the Island’s second biggest lake and represents the only remaining opportunity for a sizable park in the Winslow area, which is slated to contain 50 percent of the Island’s…

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IB’s Top 10 Stories in January 2015

Here are the 10 most-read articles Inside Bainbridge published in the month of January, 2015, in descending order: Family Says Abbott Will Not Survive Injuries from Biking Accident Former Manager of Ray’s Automotive Arrested Perspectives on Wednesday’s Rescue of a Man Who Jumped off the Ferry More Details on Biking Coach Jay Abbott’s Accident Big…

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Letter to the Editor: Eight Reasons to Vote YES for the Park Bond

Dear Friends, Please spread the word: Vote YES on the park bond! Why? Voting YES will protect the LAST natural parcel of this size in the downtown area. Voting YES will not increase taxes. Two older park bonds were retired last month so this park bond just takes their place. Voting YES will give ourselves…

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Letter to the Editor: Unwise to Purchase Sakai Property Without Environmental Evaluation

BI Parks Department needs more time to negotiate a better deal for taxpayers. The 2.2-acre lake on the Sakai property for the February Park Bond is part of a larger wetland drainage basin. To the south on High School Road, are two gas stations and a former dry cleaning operation and two hazardous waste sites…

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The Seahawks’ Spirituality Is Why They Will Win on Sunday

by Leigh Calvez It’s not the usual subject in my more meaningful conversations with my girlfriends, which are normally about relationships or motherhood. But lately we have stopped, looked at each other, and said, “We are talking about football.” I imagine I’m not the only one having this strange experience. What is the big deal? It’s just…

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Kitsap Transit Bus vs. Car Accident Slows Traffic on 305

[Updated 1/29/15 at 3:06 p.m.] An accident involving a large Kitsap Transit bus, a white sedan, and a truck just north of Agate Pass Bridge occurred at approximately 8:15 this morning, slowing traffic. Washington State Patrol and medics responded, and all vehicles were moved to the east side of the road next to the Park & Ride lot. WSP…

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Plane Crash Debris Field Located

Ileana LiMarzi, the Public Information Officer for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, has reported that at about 2:15 this afternoon, January 26, a debris field was located in the area where a small plane was believed to have gone down in the Hood Canal. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross confirmed the debris…

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Coast Guard Searching for Plane Believed to Have Gone Down in Hood Canal

At around 1 this afternoon, January 26, a person called 911 to report having seen a small plane going down into the Hood Canal near Seabeck. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue is responding to the scene and trying to get their sights on the water. The Coast Guard has confirmed that a helicopter departed from…

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NOAA Working to Set up Whale Necropsy for Tomorrow

Michael Milstein, a public affairs official for NOAA Fisheries, said today that the whale discovered yesterday, January 22, underneath Slip 1 at the Colman ferry dock was a 32-foot-long female gray whale. She likely had been dead a couple of days judging by the level of decomposition of the body. Milstein explained that the property owner is…

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Wenatchee to Resume Normal Sailing Schedule

The Coast Guard has cleared the Wenatchee ferry to resume its normal schedule starting on the 4:35 p.m. sailing from Bainbridge to Seattle. The boat was pulled from its 2:55 p.m. sailing from Bainbridge and its 3:45 p.m. sailing from Seattle. According to Washington State Ferries Communications Manager Hadley Rodero, concerns about a problem with…

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Bainbridge-Seattle Run Down to One Boat

As of 3:12 this afternoon, January 20, the Wenatchee ferry has been pulled from service on the Seattle/Bainbridge route due to “operational constraints.” According to Washington State Ferries (WSF), the following sailings will be affected: from Bainbridge Island: 2:55 p.m., 4:35 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. from Seattle: 3:45 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. sailings…

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Uh Oh: Just Before Seahawks Game, NWS Predicts High Winds

The news is not good for those of us who depend upon electricity to watch football games. The National Weather Service has just issued a wind advisory, and they’re not talking about Green Bay Packers fans’ mouthing off about the game. The advisory applies to just about everywhere in the Puget Sound lowlands, including Bremerton and…

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Weekend on the Rock, January 16-18, 2015: One Act Festival

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of January 16-18, 2015: 1. 5th Annual One Act Festival When: Friday and Staurday, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. Where: BPA, 200 Madison Ave. N Why: This year’s One Act Festival showcases eleven short comedies with good titles like “The Adventures Of . . .” by Kathleen…

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Weather: Heavy Rain This Weekend

Rain is expected to return in full force by Saturday night, continuing into the early part of next week, with possible flash-flooding. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Friday A 40 percent chance of rain, mainly before 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40 degrees F. South wind around 9…

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Spartan Wrestling Wrapup: Winning Record so far on the Mat

Spartan Varsity Wrestlers are enjoying a good season so far, with a winning record, although their latest home match against Nathan Hale on December 18 didn’t turn out the way they had hoped. As is often the case for the small squad, they had to forfeit numerous matches—in this case 6—because they lack participants in…

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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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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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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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Weekend on the Rock December 12-14, 2014: Let the Holiday Festivities Begin!

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of December 12-14, 2014: 1. Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Drive Why: There is something about miniature things that fascinates people. Bloedel brings it inside for the winter with its tiny holiday village…

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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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