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School District Head Comments on Teacher Misconduct Investigation

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Regarding the announcement made yesterday, February 25, about allegations of inappropriate conduct between a teacher and student at the high school, the Bainbridge Island School District is consistently on message: Let the investigators do their work. Today BISD Superintendent Faith Chapel declined to address the rumors that the teacher is a woman….

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Police Blotter 2/25/15: Dog Poop on Car Handles

POLICE BLOTTER February 23 New Sweden House Prowl. A woman called police and informed them that at 12:30 in the afternoon, she exited her residence and headed to her detached studio on New Sweden. When she left her residence, just 50 yards away, she left a laptop and a cell phone on her kitchen island. When…

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Bainbridge High School Principal Issues Letter to Parents About Alleged Teacher Misconduct

[Updated 7:22 a.m., February 26, 2015.] Bainbridge High School (BHS) Principal Mary Alice O’Neill released a letter Wednesday evening to BHS families informing them of allegations of “inappropriate conduct” between a teacher and student at the school. The letter followed an official notification of the allegations to the Bainbridge police earlier in the day. Police Chief…

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Bainbridge High School Teacher Accused of Misconduct with Student

[Updated at 7:40 p.m., February 25, 2015.] The Bainbridge Island School District announced today that allegations have been made of misconduct between a Bainbridge High School (BHS) teacher and a student at the school. Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matt Hamner said the police department launched an investigation into the matter as soon as they were made aware of…

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Spartronics

Video of the Day: Take a Gander at GAEA

Last night, February 24, in a special pre-Open House sneak preview, the BHS Spartronics robotics team robot GAEA (Grabber Actuated Elevator Automaton) made her public debut, strutting her snazzle-dazzle pneumatics and Mecanum wheel drive. Tonight you will have the opportunity to meet GAEA in, um, person. Before GAEA’s performance, the Spartronics robotics team had an…

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Weekend on the Rock, February 20-22, 2015: FarmStrong and Chilly Hilly

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of February 20-22, 2015: 1. Rye and Barley at Bainbridge Brewery When: Friday, 4-7 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Island Brewery, 9415 Coppertop Loop Why: It’s a mishmash of cultures on February 20, which happens to be National Cherry Pie Day. You won’t get any of that, but you can…

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Astrology Weekly 2/16/15: To Be Part of Something Worth Belonging to

Here is the latest Astrology Weekly audio chat by Bainbridge Island astrologer, counselor, and radio personality Aleta McClelland: Listen here. Listen to Aleta’s weekly radio show, Aleta’s Audacity, on www.12radio.com Wednesdays at noon. Taking the Reins: Aleta is inviting you to take her online class on February 22. When we genuinely know and love ourselves, our relationships…

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Weekend on the Rock, February 13-15, 2015: Side by Side

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of February 13-15, 2015: 1. Movie Matinee: Sleeping Beauty When: Friday, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: It’s the 1959 Disney version with the round little flying faeries and the impossibly tall Grecoesque Maleficent more recently portrayed by Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones. 2. Balboa…

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Letter to the Editor: Fire Chief Teran Thanks Community

On behalf of the Bainbridge Island Fire Department and its membership, I would like to thank the community for supporting our two measures in the February 10th election. The approval of the measures would not have been possible without your support. We are honored to serve our community and will continue to provide the excellent service…

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Weekend on the Rock February 6-8, 2015: Winter Guard Competition

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of February 6-8, 2015: 1. Exploring with Karen Chaussabel When: Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 8-11 a.m. Where: The Gallery at Grace, 8595 NE Day Road Why: Chaussabel does just about everything this side of legal to paper using printing, painting, stitching, encaustic, ink, and fibers. 2….

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Photo of the Day: 10 Hawks, 1 Patriot, and a Big Flag = 12

Columbia Bank staff went all out on Friday, January 30, to show their support for the Seahawks and how they can overwhelm a Patriots fan with friendliness. Thanks to Grace MacLeod for snapping this photo. If you are the one person who doesn’t know, the Super Bowl starts today at 3:30. The Hawks will be meeting…

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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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Seabeck

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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