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New lights, surface approved for South Mercer Playfields

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

The Mercer Island School Board has gratefully approved plans to resurface the athletic field at South Mercer Playfield.

Weinstein sponsors tie-down law

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

More drivers should know about the dangers of unsecured loads on the state’s highways and the consequences of carrying them, according to a couple of bills introduced last week by Sen. Brian Weinstein, D-Mercer Island.

Nicholl retires after 33 years as an Islander coach

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

One man has guided the Mercer Island football team during the past 33 years. That man has embodied what the program stands for and led the team through the good and bad times. That man, Dick Nicholl, announced his retirement as Mercer Island High School’s head football coach Friday.

Quarles honored as Island’s Citizens of 2006

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

Add seven more acres of open space to Mercer Island’s 469 acres and two new Citizens of the Year — Margaret and Kenneth Quarles.

Council meeting jammed by PEAK backers

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

A crowd of both PEAK supporters and detractors — anticipating a Council vote to adopt a a parking plan that would clear the way for the proposed teen center to proceed — exchanged volleys about the project before the regular business at City Council last Monday.

Fish out of water?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:23PM

Swim team barely remains at Mary Wayte

Destination for Island 911 calls could change again

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

Since 2004, 911 calls from Mercer Island are answered by someone in Kirkland. If it’s a fire call, they’re transferred to Bellevue’s dispatch center. Where will the calls go next?

Cox takes spelling bee

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

Spelling bee requires thinking big and small

Islander juggernaut

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

Mercer Island boys dominate state championship meet

Islandcrime falls in 2006

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

Fewer crimes involving theft brought down the number of reported crimes for the Island in 2006.

Curved flight path may temper traffic over MI

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

New GPS technology would direct planes

State chess champs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

Islander team wins 2007 title

Lawyer hired to help with airport

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

City hired firm to oppose SeaTac flight patterns in 2000

Renton Airport changes could be delayed

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

Differences among public officials and intense public debate surrounding the expansion of Renton Airport has caused the airport’s committee to slow down the process of approving a development plan.

Islanders request HPV vaccine

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

At Mercer Island Pediatric Associates, business is brisk when it comes to Gardasil, the new vaccine that protects against cervical cancer.

Developers dislike proposed amendments

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:22PM

Amendments could affect new mixed-use development at old Safeway site

School District changes early release days to make up time lost to closures

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

The School District and the Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA) have mutually agreed to amend the 2006-2007 school calendar due to weather related conditions and the unprecedented nature of school closures. The School Board has approved a waiver of the days missed due to the power outage (3 days for grades K-8, 2 days grades 9-12). Subject to OSPI approval, school will end on June 26, 2007.

Censorship questions weigh on editors

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Room 502, a stuffy classroom in the south side of Mercer Island High School, is packed with students working to put together the next issue of The Islander. A central table is stacked high with piles of newspapers, as are shelves lining the walls; most are from last October.

Cell phone restrictions may only apply to teens

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

While a recent study shows states with an intermediate license program have fewer crashes and fatalities among 16-year-old drivers, the state legislature will probably stiffen the rules for teen drivers by forbidding them from talking on their cell phone while behind the wheel.

Costly clean-up of toxic soils to begin

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

An access agreement with a property owner adjacent to the city’s maintenance shop remains the final piece before crews can begin installing a trench to divert ground water away from polluted soil.

From apples to apartments

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Development at old Safeway site will not include specialty grocery

MI Park and Ride delayed

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

A cracked support beam will further delay construction of the North Mercer park and ride for up to six months and cost about $2 million to fix. The cracked beam is a direct result of faulty design, officials say.

Council approves PEAK parking

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Satisfied with provisions designated to protect the surrounding neighborhood while providing a youth center near the high school, City Council approved 4-1 the amendments to a development agreement with the school district regarding the Boys and Girls Club’s PEAK project.

Lone South end pharmacy to close

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Longs Drug stores closes all Washington state locations

Mural links art, culture, community

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Islander Middle School seventh-grade Spanish students have finished a two-month project resulting in four large original murals for the school with famous Artist-in-Residence and muralist, Jos/ Orantes.

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