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Former Island man on trial, accused of eco-terrorism

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:43PM

By Ruth Longoria

Rumors and conjecture early in City Council races

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:43PM

By Ruth Longoria

Shore Club-Coast Guard incident reported

  • Aug 28, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:43PM

Mercer Island police forwarded a report to the Coast Guard concerning an Aug. 5 incident in which a Coast Guard vessel sped through the channel behind Mercerwood Shore Club and damaged several cleats, the 6- to 12-inch metal post holdings used to tie boats to the dock. There were several witnesses to the incident, as there was a barbecue event at about 6 p.m., at the Shore Club, 4150 East Mercer Way, when the Coast Guard vessel rushed past. The vessel sent the noses of several smaller boats under the dock when the wake occurred. "The boats looked like corks in a whirlpool. I don't know where (the Coast Guard vessel) was going, but it was really booking," Islander Kendall Taylor said of the 60- to 80- foot boat that, she added, went "screaming past." Taylor said she was astounded that the vessel didn't stop, or appear to slow down after the incident. "I think it was totally reckless of them." Mercer Island Marine Patrol Sgt. Dave Jokinen said 10 cleats popped from the dock and two cleats were loosened. However, there are no plans to pursue the matter, other than passing the report on to the Coast Guard, Jokinen said. "Occasionally large boats come through and create a wake, it happens once or twice a year. Usually it's with private boats, where people aren't paying attention or are not used to being in a narrower area," he said. "But, nobody did anything on purpose, it's not like someone came through there laughing and saying Ha! Ha! I'm going to get those little boats.' This is something they probably weren't even aware happened." Rotary First Harvest receives $8,000 from PacifiCare The PacifiCare Foundation has contributed $8,000 to Rotary First Harvest, a community-based organization on Mercer Island. Rotary First Harvest provides millions of pounds of surplus fruits, vegetables and other nutritious products to food-bank distribution warehouses. Funds from the donations will be used for food recovery costs and program costs, such as picking, packing, storage and transportation of produce and other food items.

Crosswalk crusader Man wants city to improve safety after being struck

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Ruth Longoria' email='Ruth.Longoria@mi-reporter.com

New finance director returns to Island Corder lived on MI in "90s

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Ruth Longoria' email='Ruth.Longoria@mi-reporter.com

The promised land Former Islander represents E. Washington

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Mary L. Grady

Bark Avenue MI looks to wag some tails Dog daycare to open at Boyd Building

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Ruth Longoria' email='Ruth.Longoria@mi-reporter.com

Island cop on state"s meth task force

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Ruth Longoria' email='Ruth.Longoria@mi-reporter.com

Getting the shot Teen spends summer making a film with friends

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

You may recently have picked up the phone recently to hear, "Hi. My name is Alex Goyette. I am producing a feature-length film over the summer. In the script there is a scene that takes place at aŠ" Fill in the blank with one of 15 to 20 different locations the film will need. Goyette polished his pitch for access to locations while making some 200 calls. The 16-year-old Mercer Island High School student is spending the summer making a movie. His ambition was a 90-minute feature-length film, but a tight budget has shortened it to about 45 minutes. The 10 people working on the project began shooting "The Safe" a few weeks ago. They include Mercer Island teens Tate Howard, Garret Bernal, Jeff Hitchcock and Andrew Nguyen. Goyette describes it as a "very dark story, sort of a supernatural thing" that deals with the obsession of a teenager trying to find out what is inside a safe discovered in a graveyard. His father, Marc Goyette, says while the story involves things that don't happen in everyday life, it is ultimately a journey of discovery. Typical of harried movie directors, Goyette arrived late for our interview. Perhaps not as typical, this director needed a ride from his sister since he doesn't yet have his license and apologized profusely for forgetting the appointment.

Interstate 90 referendum in limbo Campaign issue for council candidates

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Ruth Longoria' email='Ruth.Longoria@mi-reporter.com

Back-to-school a time to get shots

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Mary L. Grady

There"s apparently a lot in a name

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Proposal to re-name Tract A to Wildwood Park heads to City Council in September' email='Proposal.to.re-name.Tract.A.to.Wildwood.Park.heads.to.City.Council.in.September@mi-reporter.com

Surgeon receives maximum sentence

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Noel S. Brady

Critical areas regulations revised Law affects wetlands and steep slopes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:42PM

By Ruth Longoria' email='Ruth.Longoria@mi-reporter.com

Police Report: Stolen bicycles

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:41PM

Sometime between Aug. 4 and Aug. 8, a Jamis brand women's bicycle was

Fraud

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:41PM

On Aug. 16, a Kirkland resident reported that someone cashed a fraudulent check on the Island, in the 2800 block of 80th Avenue S.E. The check, which was drawn on the Kirkland victim's account, was one of two checks stolen along with the victim's driver's license, from an office desk in Bellevue. Vandalism At 10 a.m. Aug. 16, park maintenance workers found graffiti on a structure at the Mercerdale Skateboard Park. Workers told police it was the third time in the past few weeks that there has been vandalism at the park; however, this was the first time it was reported to police. Vehicle prowls Someone rummaged through an unlocked Plymouth Voyager mini-van then left the door open during the night of Aug. 15. The vehicle was parked on the street outside a residence in the 4000 block of 91st Avenue S.E. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.

Senior Foundation awards announced

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:41PM

The Senior Foundation of Mercer Island, a non-profit corporation that raises funds to support non-profit programs that help Mercer Island seniors, awarded grants to four organizations:

Fall recreation guide available online

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:41PM

The Fall 2005 Recreation Guide by the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department is available online through the city's Web site, www.ci.mercer-island.wa.us. The guide lists classes and events for all age groups that are hosted through the department for the fall season.

Dutch elm disease claiming trees

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:41PM

By Ruth Longoria

Shorewood up for grabs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:41PM

By Ruth Longoria

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