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FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014 | Vol. 114, No. 25 | WWW.BAINBRIDGEREVIEW.COM | 75¢

Spartans are ready for the world


New digs for police, fire could cost up to $17.7 million to build BY CECILIA GARZA Bainbridge Island Review

Luciano Marano | Bainbridge Island Review

Graduating BHS senior Mary Boynton strikes a pose for the camera as the class of 2014 makes their way to the stadium Saturday, June 14. With her are Madison Agosta (middle) and Abby Palmer (right).

Graduates get a look back at lessons learned BY BRIAN KELLY

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You can find fame, Bainbridge High Principal Jake Haley told the graduating Class of 2014, but don’t always expect to come out smelling like a rose. Bainbridge celebrated its newly minted graduates from TURN TO SPARTANS | A11

Abby Palmer gets a little help from her mother, Paige Palmer, as the two tape orchids to her graduation cap.

Celia Chaussabel

City appeals decision that said city violated Public Records Act BY BRIAN KELLY

Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review

Madeline Corbin


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Our Spartan Valedictorians: Profiles on A18

Nancy Karreman

When it comes to development, three things matter: what, where and how much. Over the past few months, city officials have knocked out “what” the Bainbridge Island police and fire departments need in a new public facility. Now officials also know it might be built in one of seven locations and could More inside cost up to $17.7 million. Consultants detail Consultants said they cost estimates for began their review by put- options: See Page ting Bainbridge police first. A18. Officers have long complained that their current headquarters, in an old cinderblock building on Winslow Way that once was a fire hall, is too old and too small. “Our charge from the city was always really focused on what makes sense for police and taking a look at first if there is a chance at locating police next to city hall,” said Rich Mitchell, the managing principal for the project.

Emily Mather

Alex Derry

The city of Bainbridge Island will appeal a superior judge’s decision that ordered the city to search the hard drives of computers used by two council members who withheld public records from two islanders who sought their emails on city business. The city announced its decision to appeal via a letter to the editor sent Monday, June 16 to the Bainbridge Island Review. In it, three council members — Val Tollefson, Wayne Roth and Roger Townsend — spelled out why they supported the decision to appeal. “We don’t want to jeopardize this progress by involving ourselves in the details of this Public Records Act case,” the trio wrote. “However, insofar as the trial court’s ruling deals with the performance of city staff and the basis for legal liability of the city, we believe the court has made some clear mistakes and drawn some unfair and unwarranted conclusions. We believe these errors can be corrected only by having the Court of Appeals take a fresh look at this case.” City officials earlier said that Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jeanette Dalton had erred in her May 29 ruling that said the city had violated the state’s Public Records Act. Dalton ordered the city to search the hard TURN TO APPEAL | A21

Bainbridge Island Review, June 20, 2014