Monthly Archives: March 2013

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for March 8. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. 

cover.3.8Weather: We’ll catch a fleeting glimpse of spring today and Saturday, with sunshine and temperatures in the low 50s. The National Weather Service expects skies to cloud up Sunday and rain to return in earnest Monday.

Sports: Spring is already here, at least as far as sports are concerned. Bainbridge boys lacrosse opens its season with a 5:30 p.m. JV game and 7:30 p.m. varsity game this evening at home against Bellevue. Track hosts the Pat Logan Relays at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Boys and girls water polo teams take to the pool Monday with away games. Baseball, fastpitch, boys soccer, tennis all open their seasons next week. You can get updates on the crew team here, and sailing team here.

See a full Spartans schedule here and follow the Sun’s Prepzone on Facebook for updates.

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Breaking down the Monday highway closure

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A head-on collision just south of the Agate Pass Bridge closed Highway 305 for nearly four hours Monday afternoon. Two drivers were airlifted to Harborview Medical Center and remained in serious condition Tuesday afternoon.

Response to the collision closed the highway in both directions from about 2-5:30 p.m. Monday. Backups stretched for miles.

We’ve heard from a few frazzled commuters and followers on social media wondering why the highway remained closed for so long after the drivers were evacuated. It’s a fair question, and I thought it would be interesting to break down what goes into a response of this nature, according to first responders:

  • The collision was reported at 2:09 p.m. Monday by Bainbridge Fire Assistant Chief Luke Carpenter, who happened to driving from the island to a meeting in Bremerton at the time. Carpenter was only a few cars behind the sedan involved in the collision when the wreck occurred.
  • About 20 firefighters responded to the scene. The drivers were trapped in their vehicles and had to be cut free. Both drivers were transported away from the scene by 2:35 p.m. The last fire department vehicle cleared at 3:06 p.m. (This aerial image from KOMO nicely illustrates the scope of the scene). Continue reading

Friday preview: Bainbridge edition

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Here’s the Friday preview: Bainbridge edition for March 1. Feel free to give your own events a plug in the comment section below. Above Greg Lotakis adds gravel to the circle feature in the center of The Waypoint during a work party Wednesday. An opening celebration for the new park is scheduled for 11:20 a.m. today. (Meegan Reid photo)

0301_BI_01Weather: The National Weather Service expects clouds and showers to continue through the weekend. Daytime highs will creep into the low 50s. Nighttime lows will dip close to freezing.

Sports: The Spartans are in a lull between winter and spring sports seasons. Watch for spring previews soon.

See a full Spartans schedule here and follow the Sun’s Prepzone on Facebook for updates.

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