The ‘big dig’ is almost here
Believe it or not, but the Winslow Way reconstruction project is
less than six weeks away.
Work on the street’s utility poles will begin this month. Crews
will tear into Winslow Way by the middle of March.
For more about the project, and the small hiccup in its public
relations stragegy, head over
The Bainbridge man was
rescued from an Eagledale ravine this week. No big deal, but
the TV news helicopters that came to catch the action sure did
spark a lot of interest, especially because a body had washed up on
Bainbridge the last time the heli-swarm descended on the island.
The gentleman in the ravine was just fine, by the way, and so was
Kitsap’s state legislators want to
create a panel to reform the ferry system. The bill calls for a
system-wide repair plan by next December.
“Serious declines in the amount and reliability of ferry service
in recent years have damaged the economic vitality of many ferry
communities. For these businesses and working families, recovering
from the current severe recession depends on the rapid restoration
of better ferry service,” the bill said.
Wall Street whoops
The Wall Street Journal had a nice
article about the local geoduck industry yesterday.
The Journal uncovered a key fact that many of us here have
failed to recognize: the Suquamish tribe’s 700 members live on
I’m not sure how the reservation’s expansion could have passed
under our noses without so much as a public meeting, a workshop or
a charette, but I think we can expect the island to get a lot more
exciting. Perhaps a Clearwater Casino satellite location in Island
Gateway? Maybe a Benny’s Jets fireworks stand stretching across