Looking at top Review headlines, lots happened in 2022 – Bainbridge Island Review

Another year has passed and the Bainbridge Island Review looks back at some of the top headlines for 2022.
BI shows heart, gives $80K for those in need
Online tool helps determine need to go to hospital
BI fire chief ready to retire
Bike trails color coded for difficulty like ski slopes
Personal data leaked in St. Michael ransomware attack
BISD focuses on student mental health and kindness
REAC debates qualifications for 1st race equity officer
Investigation concludes on BI swim coach
Bainbridge Ultimate looks to exceed state-run
$5 million anonymously donated to local charities
BI ecologist featured in Amazon Studios film
BHS football coach resigns over ‘petty’ infractions
Race equity more an issue in Bremerton than BI
BI businesses need housing for workers
BI wants affordable housing on police station location
Can we talk about race? We need to
Shadow of your smile evident in artist’s creations
BI won’t support committee opposing Fort Ward playground
Neighbor: Don’t rain on my Parade Grounds
Bainbridge places 2nd in state in water polo, 3rd in girls swimming, 8th in boys and girls cross country
District official: Getting flu shot extra important this year
Release on BI gets seal of approval
Local veteran builds business career following service
General election brings no real local changes
Hospital’s operation in an emergency
Silverdale hospital union calls for president’s removal
Coach to return to Bremerton, will continue prayers
Subpoena: Donation, ex-mayor, Harrison linked
New skatepark rolling into BI
BI OKs Bethany housing
Vehicle license fees go up $10 for transportation
Kings to retire; BI gallery sold
5th ranked BI soccer team upset in 2nd playoff game
History no longer kind to Charles Wilkes
BI entry: From eyesore to eye-popping
Report: BI in desperate need for more housing
BI deciding how to deal with PSE expansion
Thieves take jewelry from Hidden Gems in BI
BHS girls, KHS boys win league cross-country titles
Happy Pacific Crest Trails to BI hiker
Vietnam vets finally honored for their service
BI still looking at Fort Ward playground options
Church’s affordable housing project still progressing
Cyberattack continues to hamstring medical systems
Kitsap to receive $7.4 million in opioid settlement
Kitsap County expects high voter turnout
Effort to bring minesweeper home to BI
Optimist films raise awareness about issues
BI Review wins 15 awards in statewide competition
City manager: BI is saving too much money
Pair turn sandpit into hydroponic farm on BI
Increase in STDs a concern in Kitsap
NK football shows BI no mercy in Agate Cup
BI getting better prepared for The Big One
Parts of BI lack internet access
Borrowing better than buying; check out lending library
Relax with goats at this therapy farm
BI Brits honor the queen with memorial service
A small gesture turns into expensive hobby
It’s not about collecting cards of your heroes anymore
BISD approves improvements to BHS ballfields
Footsteps emotional reminder of Japanese American Memorial
Reducing speed limits discussed at BI council meeting
Winslow Waterfront Trail gets a new name
Changes coming to BI ferry terminal
Lack of Kitsap health care continues to be a problem
$15K in supplies stolen from BI rock artist
Critics abuzz with concerns about BHS ballfields
Trial set in shooting deaths of Olalla couple
Millenials take a swing at golf during COVID
Olivia Hall finally gets to serve on REAC
BI gets first EV
BHS athletic director resigns
Schools can never have enough bus drivers
BHS alum writes fictional book about high school
Field of (bad) dreams
Draft law would allow 23 housing units at Bethany
Kayaker 5th in world’s longest race
Lawsuit filed over BHS basketball coach
Comp plan amendments would change look of BI
Former BHS basketball star’s journey overseas
BI council changes vote on Hall for racial equity panel
Female football player looks to break barriers at BHS
Not just a coincidence: Fewer cops, more crime
This new cider house on BI rules
Has Title 9 provided equal funding for women’s sports?
Rape Victim 1 feels victimized against by courts
Public: Fix Lynwood Center Road now
Owner down on the farm trail
Life on the farm no time to lay back
Coaches, administration share mixed views of Title 9
Community, council conflicted on Bethany
Turn in your election ballots Tuesday
Title 9’s 50th anniversary; how 37 words changed female sports
Ritchie signs with Braves for $2.4 million
BI man finishes cross-nation run for mental health
Free summer art tour in August
Bike wheels keep turning for clean air
Indianola artist turns unlikely dream into reality
Former NFL player creates hospitality business
Ritchie picked 35th by Atlanta Braves
Hot dog? Some tips on keeping pets cool during summer heat
Riding on BI helped racer on world tour
BI gonna call greenhouse gas busters
Strawberry Hill Park closer to turf fields
After 75 years, grand marshal missing from parade
REAC to BI council: Take another look at Hall
Chris Kattan, ex-SNL star, performs for hometown in BI
Local resident fulfills lifetime dream of being MLB coach
BI ready to build Housing Action Plan
Public asks BI council to appoint Hall to REAC
BCF gives out record amount to nonprofits
Planning discussed for North Sound to Olympics Trail
New exhibit shares untold Bainbridge stories
Successful Trek to Westminster Dog Show
Averill’s unexpected path leads to happy accident
Another try at fixing BI’s Superfund project
Harrison demolition helps with 3 tiny houses
BI coach shares cheerful time as a Sea Gal
Juneteenth: Change needs to continue for racial equity
Quilt sews protest against gun violence
Councilmember says ‘I was called a racist’
Local firefighters path to Seahawks security
Kraken sparks local interest in hockey
PSE planning a number of improvements on BI
Newcomers picked over longtime planning commissioner
Unique Bainbridge class graduates
After complaints, BHS coach to be more positive
Teen arrested for taking guns to BHS
BI affordable housing draft to be ‘jello soft’
BI celebrates construction remodel of police-court facility
Superior Court complaint makes racketeering allegations
Car tabs may cost more on BI to help transportation
Tiny houses help with big dreams
Those from BHS who died in combat remembered
BI golfer misses PGA cut
BHS girls water polo 2nd in state
Crystal ball shows transportation in 2050
Fixing things fast key to success of robotics
Algae slithering among eelgrass a concern
A day in the life of a U.S. congressman
BHS baseball, soccer out in Round of 16
Trip to DC shows a need to go back
COVID wedding delays lead to record bookings at lodge
Feds try to keep low income in BI apartments
BI doctor helps in Ukraine during war
Shared parking could reduce asphalt
Pesky COVID won’t go away in Kitsap
BHS actors overcome power outage during play
How can we keep tabs on something with secrecy?
Local band and choir members excel at state
Group: BI affordable housing effort ‘unconstitutional’
Creative is born in the BARN
BI girl earns Boy Scout Eagle award
Daughter brings Ukrainian parents to BI
BI council looking forward to moving in ‘fun’ direction
Skateboard park keeps moving along
BI golfer putts his way to PGA Championship
Food delivered using electric vans
Funding to bring improvements for state ferries
Earth Day fun day Sunday
BI OKs contract for Harrison building
Stage set for newly remodeled BPA in BI
Greg Nance to run across America for mental health awareness
Tiny art gallery on BI interactive
Ready to clean up this town, highway, trails, etc.?
BI hair salon thrives during COVID
Saying goodbye to a family legacy
Exhibit shares story on incarceration
Helping Europe use less Russian energy
Healing key to 80th anniversary of Japanese internment
BI’s ‘Indipinos’ story part of curriculum
Ex-mayor complains to AG about Harrison
BI center with Safeway on it sold
Local Ukrainian couple speaks about Russian invasion
Movie raises funds for Ukraine relief effort
Grow won’t grow as much
Amid war, BI man takes on humanitarian mission
Make it fashionable not to buy so much
Pickleball becomes state’s official sport
Work on Highway 305 roundabouts about to begin
BI picks option to connect neighborhood centers
BI students learn about refugees
Chiefstick’s family gets $2 million in lawsuit against Poulsbo
BI council: Consider climate, equity in maintenance
Active shooter drills to be less scary for students
Suquamish Clearwater Casino scores big with sports betting
Walkout at Kingston High to protest alleged racism
How we remember what we look like without masks
Locals help with supplies to war-torn Ukraine
HRB leader: Ease affordable housing restrictions
Early look at private high school downtown
Constructive debate over Housing Action Plan
Growing concerns about BI population
Locals help Ukrainians under siege
Gateway idea for BI’s cultural, civic core
BI preparing groundwater plan
Improvements to BI intersection expected
Masking in most settings ends in Washington
Waypoint Park finding its way in BI
BI ferry terminal to get $33 million facelift
Students race to great place called Makerspace
Design for new mountain park due
BI boys swimmers 3rd at state
BI on move to finalize transportation plan
Winslow shines light of hope on mental health
Reporting sexual assault the 1st step to recovery
BI picks Strawberry for major improvements
It’s not a fairytale; it’s a school on BI
BI picks Harrison for police-court facility
Mochi mallet master still making them in BI
BI trying to stay in Olympic League
Expect to ‘drool’ over transportation plan
Kilmer tells BI how to get federal funds
BI on the lookout for landslides
COVID away from schools a ‘silver lining’
BI church finally sees hope for affordable housing
BI looks to get more involved at state level
BISD makes plans if COVID keeps rising
BI recreation participants double despite COVID
Donations sought for Exclusion Memorial documentary
Wintergreen OK’d with conditions
Kitsap shelters help keep folks warm during cold spells
Kitsap experiences new wave of COVID cases
Morrow the big myth buster
COVID dominates stories in 2021

Bainbridge decided to encourage more use of non-motorized transportation with projects like this one on Eagle Harbor. Courtesy rendering

Finally, discussion has begun again on what to do with the Superfund site on the south side of Eagle Harbor. Steve Powell/File Photo

The family of Stonechild Chiefstick settled a lawsuit for $2 million. He was killed by police at a Fourth of July event a few years ago. File Photo

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