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BI Police Add Four New Officers To Their Force

Bainbridge Island Police Department logoAs many businesses and organizations have discovered, hiring new employees is no easy task these days. The Bainbridge Island Police Department – and other emergency responders – are no exception.  Like many other Police Departments in Washington state, our local …

Local Non-Profit Tapped for City’s new Car Share Program

Pac Westy logoGreg Dronkert is at it again. The Bainbridge Island entrepreneur and founder of Pac Westy (, a tourism and transportation company located in the Day Road Business Park, recently formed Mobility for All – a non-profit devoted to …

Pulte Homes’ 275 Degrees Latest Entry in BI Condo Market

There was a time and place on Bainbridge Island when most new residential development was of the single-family home variety. Think North Town Woods, Hidden Cove Estates, North Hill, Commodore West and Lynwood Center.

But those days are gone. Over …

Big task lies ahead for City to implement Climate & Transportation Plans

Creating long-term plans on paper and then turning them into real world solutions is no easy task.

That’s one reason why the City of Bainbridge Island will soon begin work with a transportation consulting firm, Fehr & Peers, to help …

City Eying One-Way Streets to Solve Vexing Traffic Flow Problems

Solving Bainbridge’s traffic flow challenges has become a bit of a thorny issue over the past decade, as the island’s population has crept up and commuters and locals find themselves competing for use of the city’s main arterials to drive

This May Just Be an Exceptional Year for Falling Pollen

Pollen on walkway by Kevin DwyerPollen – that yellow, brown, greenish sticky powdery stuff – seems to be everywhere this spring. We’ve noticed it on car windshields and hoods, patios, sidewalks, roofs, oil tanks, garbage receptacles, golf bags, parking lots, and just about anything that’s …

Contracts Awarded to Local Firms for new Bainbridge Police & Courts Facilities

BIPD artist's rendering of new facilityIn the past, the City of Bainbridge Island has been accused of favoring outside contractors to perform large city-funded projects. Not this time around.

At at its regular business meeting on April 12, the City Council authorized City Manager Blair

There’s Nothing Quite Like Going to Opening Day at the Ballpark!

Seattle Mariners 2022 Opening Day - photo by Kevin DwyerBaseball used to be America’s past time, but those days of yesteryear when shouts of “play ball” could be heard resonating throughout the land at Major League parks, Little League fields or neighborhood sand lots are well behind us. One …

Island Village – Home of Safeway, and Once Controversial – Changes Hands

Island Village Shopping Center Bainbridge IslandThe Island Village Shopping Center on High School Road, home to Safeway, Rite Aid, Starbucks, First Federal, and many other retailers, was sold recently to a Jacksonville, Fla.-based company. Regency Centers Corp. purchased the 106,000 square foot center from Seattle’s

Upcoming Hearing will Discuss Property Transfer for Future Roundabout(s) on 305!

Rendering of SR305 RoundaboutIf you’ve driven “off island” on Highway 305 between Bainbridge and Poulsbo in the last year or so, you’ve no doubt encountered the road work being done at the intersection of Johnson Road and our beloved state highway.

The new …

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