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Proposed roundabout takes heat

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

Citing safety concerns, South Kitsap Fire and Rescue Chief Wayne Senter is asking the city of Port Orchard to reconsider its plan to build a roundabout at the intersection of Tremont Street and Pottery Avenue.

Overlay District foe kills petition

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

An earlier petition against the Downtown Overlay District has been withdrawn, leaving the document regulating developments in Port Orchard’s core uncontested. Marge Gissberg and Paulie Williams filed the petition with the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board in November and were scheduled for a pre-hearing with the board and the city last week.

Geiger attends his final meeting

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:14AM

With an attendance count usually reserved evenings on which truly controversial matters are to be discussed, residents and local political figures poured into the Port Orchard City Council’s last meeting of the year to commemorate the end of Bob Geiger’s 45-year term as a council member.

Problems at downtown bar ‘escalating’

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

In two months when Mako’s Bar and Grill’s liquor license expires, Port Orchard Police Chief Alan Townsend said he will be recommending to the Washington State Liquor Control Board that it not be renewed.

Marina playground will bear Huntington’s name

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

A special surprise greeted longtime Port of Bremerton Commissioner Mary Ann Huntington at her final board meeting earlier this month. “What an honor and a total surprise,” Huntington said after receiving three special recognitions from her fellow commissioners at the Dec. 11 meeting.

Cuts starting to take effect at PO Library

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

Starting this week, the Port Orchard branch of the Kitsap Regional Library will lose a few hours and its readers will lose a few days of book reading after new cost-cutting measures take effect.

Bay St. starts year high, dry

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

As the downtown Port Orchard merchants continue to clean up from the floods that ravaged the region during December, several report their businesses are doing just fine.

City Hall finishes downtown work, plans for future

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

Port Orchard City Hall saw its fair share of major issues throughout 2007, drawing in crowds and subsequently spurring a downtown residential movement with growing political clout.

Missed connections irk foot ferry riders

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

Last Wednesday when the 8:45 a.m. Washington State Ferries sailing from Seattle pulled into the Bremerton terminal, the Carlisle II was at the foot ferry dock, seemingly waiting patiently for the larger boat. But just as the group of walk-on passengers began to unload and head to the smaller boat, the foot ferry pulled away from the dock — despite the service’s claim that the boats will wait up to five minutes before departing.

Angel mulling run for Legislature?

  • Jan 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel is scheduled to announce plans for her political future on Monday, ending speculation whether she would run for another term as commissioner, retire or seek another office.

Stokes slated to swear-in Tuesday

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

Newly elected Port of Bremerton Commissioner Larry Stokes will be officially sworn in Tuesday as the board convenes for its first meeting of 2008.

Still no Wi-Fi service on Southworth run

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

Despite an earlier prediction that wireless Internet service would be available on the Southworth-Vashon-Fauntleroy route of the Washington State Ferries by the last day of 2007, equipment delays have pushed the estimate into this year.

Work on Howe Farm finished — just about

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:13AM

At Howe Farm County Park, visitors can now enjoy a new off-leash dog area and recently completed parking lot. The restrooms, however, will have to wait for spring.

Bay St. merchants warm up winter windows

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

It might be hard to find warmth in the Pacific Northwest during the winter season, but Port Orchard merchants tried their best downtown this year with a window-decorating contest this year titled “Warmth of the Season.”

Cedar Heights getting a new principal

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

Last year, Cedar Heights Junior High was in a bit of a scramble. Principal Bruce Dearborn resigned from his position there late in the school year, at a time when school staff was already overwhelmed with the year-end rush.

Possibility of four-year college being explored

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

The possibility of establishing four-year degree programs in Kitsap County gained traction on Thursday, following a meeting of a committee formed to study the idea and take the steps needed to make it happen.

Coppola takes reins as Port Orchard’s mayor

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

Newly instated Mayor Lary Coppola began his tenure at Port Orchard’s City Hall by giving every employee an “Easy” button from Staples. The large, red button when pressed says, “That was easy,” and is supposed to represent the idea that the residents of Port Orchard are customers. Coppola said he wants this attitude reflected in City Hall.

Four year degree programs examined

  • Jan 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

The possibility of establishing four-year degree programs in Kitsap County gained traction on Thursday, after a meeting of a committee formed to study the idea and take the steps needed to bring it to fruition. VIDEO: Watch the discussion.

New KMHS director settles in

  • Jan 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

Nine months after he announced his retirement, Kitsap Mental Health Services' Executive Director Larry Keller is taking a final lap around the agency he founded thirty years ago. This week the process kicked into high gear, as Keller's successor, Joe Roszak, joined the staff. VIDEO: New director talks about his role.

Angel to challenge Lantz

  • Jan 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel will challenge incumbent State Rep. Pat Lantz (D-Gig Harbor) for the 26th District Legislative seat that Lantz has occupied since 1997.

DCD changes its shape

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

The Kitsap County Department of Community Development (DCD) is changing its shape and will be responsible for generating the money for its operation while establishing a citizen’s committee to help to determine its future direction.

Baccalaureate meeting scheduled

  • Jan 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

South Kitsap High School will host a public “Kitsap Four-Year Degree/Baccalaureate Research” program at 6:30 p.m. January 15 in the SKHS Library. The forum offers an overview of recent community research by the Kitsap County Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, and opportunities to discuss the possibility of establishing a four-year degree program in Kitsap County. Members of the League of Women Voters will facilitate the meeting, along with small group discussions about the recommendation for a university center in Kitsap County.

South Kitsap ‘zoo’ collects complaints

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:12AM

While many in South Kitsap may not be aware that longtime resident Joe Cook is trying to open a petting zoo, his neighbors and Kitsap County Animal Control officers certainly are. “It is the most filthiest of places,” said a neighbor who asked that her name be withheld, describing the 3.5 acre property near Mile Hill Drive as full of odd bits of wire, carpet and only filthy water for the dozens of rabbits, chickens, goats and other animals. “It is appalling.”

Next year will be last for Cheney

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:11AM

South Kitsap School District Superintendent Beverly Cheney announced on Monday she will retire from public education at the end of the 2008-09 school year, after a discussion with the school board last week. “I’ve really enjoyed my time here in the district,” she said. “It will be a good time because the baord is setting direction and we’re looking into the future.”

What are the early returns on bridge, tolls?

  • Jan 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 12, 2013 at 9:11AM

In an attempt to answer any and all questions that commuters or other users of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge may have about the span’s past six months, the Washington State Department of Transportation is hosting an open house tomorrow in Gig Harbor “It’s our way of sharing information,” said Janet Matkin, a spokeswoman for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. “It will be kind of a report card on what has happened the past six months.”

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