Daily Archives: June 12, 2009

School supporters rallying to save teachers

Bainbridge parents and students are using car washes, a coin drive and lemonade stands to drum up enough money to retain recently laid-off teachers.

They’re planning a to wash cars at the Chevron station at the corner of High School Road and Hildebrand Lane this afternoon. A large, all-day yard sale is slated for Saturday at Wilkes Elementary. Also on Saturday, a rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the High School Road roundabout to encourage support for the Bainbridge Schools Foundation’s “Save Our Teachers” effort.

“The goal is to collect as much money as possibly by June 30 to hire back as many teachers as possible,” foundation Executive Director Vicky Marsing told Sun education reporter Marietta Nelson. “We’re really looking to make a broad appeal to a lot of different families.”

Read the rest of Nelson’s story here.

Sewer spill much larger than initially thought

The Eagle Harbor sewer leak released much more raw sewage than initially thought, according to updated city estimates.

In a report released on Friday, the city estimated that a corroded pipe near the Winslow ferry terminal leaked between 287,000 to 493,000 gallons of untreated sewage last week. Initial estimates were 140,000 gallons.

City public works staff revised the number after concluding that the leak probably started two days earlier than when it was discovered on May 30.

The estimate revision came city staff reviewed the Winslow sewer plant’ daily flow records over the 15 days before, during and after the leak.

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