Daily Archives: August 13, 2008

Busting barriers in the Ericksen-Hildebrand debate

The city’s long debated it. Business leaders have long demanded it. The neighborhood has long feared it.

A big blue pickup truck last week rammed through and created it.

The ‘it,’ in this case, is a connection between Ericksen Avenue and Hildebrand Lane, two Winslow roadways that have remained a few yards apart while fostering decades of debate.

The unknown truck driver added his two cents by crashing through traffic cones, sandwich boards, plastic signs and a thick steel chain.

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Port Madison closed to shellfish harvesting

Health authorities have closed Port Madison Bay on Bainbridge and Miller Bay in North Kitsap to shellfish harvesting because of red tide.

High levels of paralytic shellfish poison were found in mussels taken Monday from Miller Bay near Suquamish.

State and county health officials responded by closing the Kitsap Peninsula shoreline from Agate Passage to Jefferson Point. On Bainbridge Island, the closure goes from Agate Passage to Point Monroe. The closure is for all species of shellfish.

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