Frank Portello was appointed by the Historic Ships Association, which owns the Vietnam War-era destroyer. He succeeds Cmdr. Jack James, USN (ret.), who resigned June 3. James, a 35-year Navy veteran, said he intends to spend his second retirement traveling with his wife.
Supporters say Kitsap Transit’s proposed passenger-only ferry service between the peninsula and Seattle will make life easier for commuters to and from Kitsap, and would boost the economy here.
In the past five years, I have served twice on a jury that included a full trial with deliberations.
Imagine what Bremerton would be like if every resident volunteered one hour of time a year to a local cause or effort. That would be, collectively, 39,000 hours a year spent improving our local quality of life. The very thought illustrates the power of the individual to make a difference.
Today, we choose to simply honor the memories of those who died. Their deaths will undoubtedly influence the course we take in order to, as Sen. Robert F. Kennedy said during another tumultuous time in our nation’s history, “improve the quality of our life and [achieve] justice for all human beings that abide in our land.”
June 15, 1991: The Kitsap County Allied Veterans’ Council sponsored the Operation 4 Heroes Parade, welcoming home veterans from Operation Desert Shield in Iraq.
Fish-blocking culverts will be replaced by larger box culverts beginning this month on four state routes: 16 and 166, plus Anderson Hill Road, in the Gorst area; and 104 and 307 between Kingston and Poulsbo.
To the Class of 2016, we offer this: Congratulations on reaching this milestone in your life. As you stand on the threshold of adulthood, prepared to take on the world, here are some things we want you to know.
We know our relationship will be tested again in the years to come. But this year has shown us that we can survive those challenges as long as we keep cooperation at the heart of co-management.
One man handed me a business card, telling me that they would like for me to become part of a newly formed group of volunteers: BCAP — Bremerton Citizens Auxiliary Patrol.