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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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Astrology Weekly 11/16/14: You’re on the Right Track

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 Wednesdays at noon. To make an appointment for a personalized astrological reading from Aleta, visit her website: You can read more about Aleta in our…

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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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Weather: Temps Plummet into the 20s

Keep your chickens insulated, protect your plants, and keep your bird baths and hummingbird feeders unfrozen with warm water. Clear and frigid temperatures will continue through the weekend, dropping into the mid 20s at night, about 15 degrees below the normal nighttime low of 40 degrees F for this time of year. Here is the National…

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Letter to the Editor: Support One Call for All Thanksgiving Weekend at Bay Hay

The Bay Hay & Feed Buy Local/Give Local “One-Stop” Shop this Thanksgiving weekend is back by popular demand. For purchases made on November 28 and 29, Bay Hay & Feed will donate 15% of all sales to the community pool of One Call for All. Here is your chance to get your holiday shopping done…

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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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Vote by Liz West

Hauge Hanging on by a Hair, Recount Likely

The Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney’s race is so close that it has come down to about the same number of write-in votes (104). Incumbent Democrat Russ Hauge leads Republican challenger Tina Robinson by a mere 113 votes, or 0.1 percent. Another Kitsap race, the County Commissioner District 3 race, is almost as close. Republican Edward…

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Seattle-Bainbridge Ferries Running Half an Hour Late

This evening, November 7, the 6:20 ferry from Seattle left 27 minutes later than scheduled because of heavy traffic delays. The delay will also affect the 7:10 sailing from Bainbridge and the 8:10 sailing from Seattle. Thinking about switching to Edmonds? They’ve got a one-hour wait time because of the heavy traffic. And while you’re…

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Weather: Sunny and Cooler

The rain and wind storm that blustered through our area and knocked out power to thousands on Bainbridge Island yesterday brought a sunny and cooler front on its heels. According to the National Weather Service, by midday today after the fog burns off we should see calm sunny skies with a day-time high of about…

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Winslow Substation Damaged, 2400 Customers Still Without Power

As of 3:30 this afternoon, November 6, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) reported heavy storm damage in Kitsap County, with the worst on Bainbridge Island. Two circuits were damaged by a tree that broke a power pole directly outside the Winslow 12 substation. PSE was able to restore power to 1,300 customers through switching. But approximately…

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Weather: Heavy Rain and High Winds Thursday

The National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island calls for solid rain and high wind and higher gusts Thursday. But, after a long wet stretch, there is a possible sun break in our future this weekend after the fog clears. Thursday A 100 percent likelihood of rain, with a high near 59 degrees F. Windy, with…

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Canceled: Amber Alert for Missing Olympia City Toddler

This article was updated October 30 at 11:38 a.m. The Amber Alert has been canceled. The boy has been found safe. Original Post An Amber Alert was just issued, October 30 at 10:46 a.m., for 18-month-old Mason Wilhelm from Olympia City. Mason’s mother Cassandra allegedly assaulted her husband Bryan in violation of a protection order….

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National Weather Service Issues Gale Warning & Wind Advisory for This Evening

At 9:27 this morning, October 25, the National Weather Service issued an urgent marine weather message warning people throughout Puget Sound and the Hood Canal about the potential for gale force winds of 15 to 25 knots growing to 25 to 35 this evening. Waves are expected to build to between 3 and 6 feet….

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UPDATE—Traffic Advisory: Power Outage Cuts Stoplights Along Highway 305

Updated at 3:26 p.m.: Power has been restored to most of the Island, and stoplights on Highway 305 are functioning normally. ____ A large power outage today at 1:59 p.m. east of Highway 305 cut the stoplights along the highway at Day Road and Sportsman Club Road. Power is currently out at those intersections, leaving them functioning…

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Walk or Bike the Downtown Leg of the Sound to Olympics Trail Sunday

You’re invited to participate in a community walk/bike ride along what is to become the first major leg of the Bainbridge portion of the Sound to Olympics Trail (STO). Join the posse on Sunday, October 19, at 2 p.m. at the Bainbridge Island Police Station (corner of Winslow Way and Highway 305). The group will…

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Amber Alert: 9-Year-Old Boy from Vancouver, WA

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has just issued an Amber Alert for 9-year-old Andrey Voronenko from Vancouver, Washington. He is believed to be in the company of Alexy V. Voronenko, a paranoid shizophrenic. They are believed to be driving in a 2007 dark gray, 4-door Honda Accord with Washington plate CKK3638. Andrey…

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Weekend on the Rock October 10-13, 2014: Horrors and Pancakes

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of October 10-12, 2014: 1. Creative Intuitive Yoga Series with Meredith Holcomb When: Friday, 8:30-10:45 a.m. Where: Dayaalu Center, 159 Wyatt Way NE Why: If you can “comfortably selfmodify and are willing to explore creative yoga sequencing in a non-traditional way” and have even the remotest idea…

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Sensory Processing Disorder Part 2: Emma’s Story

October is National Sensory Awareness Month. As part of this national education effort, Inside Bainbridge is publishing a series on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), citing the latest research, information from experts in the field, and personal stories from parents, caregivers, and kids affected by the condition. (Family names have been changed for privacy.) Read the other articles…

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