Port Orchard’s Lighthouse restaurant is closing its doors Wednesday, Aug. 31, after a buyer purchased the waterfront building that it occupies.
It’s one thing to advocate for a stronger economic base in Port Orchard. But it’s entirely another thing to take care of the nuts and bolts of government regulations that can impact growth.
Port Orchard Mayor Rob Putaansuu is planning to convene an ad hoc committee early in September to address the growing concern of homelessness in Kitsap County, as well as within the city boundaries.
The uncertainty about how a Manchester-area Republican precinct officer seat will be filled has been resolved, according to Delores Gilmore, Kitsap County auditor: It will be up to the county Republican Party chair to decide.
At least 20,000 car enthusiasts are expected to visit Port Orchard’s waterfront area Sunday, Aug. 14, to peek, ogle and gaze at upwards of 600 cars on display for the 29th annual CRUZ 2016 car show. Show time is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Vehicles from the Port Orchard Police and a South Kitsap Fire and Rescue fire engine flashed their emergency lights and sounded their sirens July 23 at the Heritage Apartments, a 56-unit Housing Kitsap-affiliated subsidized apartment complex on Lippert Drive, down the hill from Sidney Avenue.
Reminiscent of movie gun-toting mavens Thelma and Louise, two women suspected of taking part in a holdup incident July 20 at the Taco Time restaurant just off Bethel Road in Port Orchard, were captured later that evening by Port Orchard Police.
Attorneys for Gabriel Gaeta, accused of raping and murdering a young neighbor girl in 2014, will appear before Court Judge Jennifer Forbes next Monday to argue that their client should receive a sentence of 25 years to life rather than life imprisonment because he was under 18 when the crime was committed.
Port Orchard’s City Council voted at its July 12 meeting to impose a $20 fee on vehicle licenses when city residents renew their tabs.Council members agreed 6-1 to approve the new ordinance, in which approximately $200,000 raised each year will be allocated to help fund prioritized city transportation projects.
While Dr. Michelle Reid’s imminent departure to become the new superintendent of Northshore School District has evinced some angst among community leaders and district parents, South Kitsap School District board vice president Chris Lemke nonetheless says he’s thankful.
In order to advance a list of comprehensive and complicated civic projects in the near future, Port Orchard Mayor Rob Putaansuu said it will require city employees to communicate with each other and the public in better, more streamlined ways.