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Fourth of July: Police officer hits pedestrian, firefighters respond to minor incidents

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

On Wednesday July 4, 2007, at approximately 8:16pm, a Mercer Island Police Officer was driving his patrol car when he was involved in a vehicle/pedestrian accident at the intersection of Island Crest Way and North Mercer Way on Mercer Island.

Addresse unknown: Councilman Sven Goldmanis’ Island residency is unclear

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

In a highly unusual move, Mayor Bryan Cairns, served a legal notice to Councilmember Sven Goldmanis last month during a Mercer Island City Council meeting. The notice was to officially inform Goldmanis that he was in violation of city building codes regarding work being performed at a Mercer Island condo.

Celebrating summer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

District to enroll 43 from off-Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

Superintendent Cyndy Simms revealed the number of students accepted for 2007 open enrollment during the Mercer Island School Board’s year-end meeting last week. The special enrollment policy, which lets a set number of children from off the Island attend district schools, was approved as a means to counter the current decline in students (a drop of nearly 100 in two years).

First steps toward Shorewood Condos

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

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Immigration initiative fails to reach ballot for second time

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

A statewide initiative spearheaded by an Island resident that would have prohibited government agencies from aiding illegal immigrants did not get enough signatures to make the November ballot.

Young solicitors may pose a new type of fraud

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

Residents living near the library and high school came together last week to spread the news of a scam taking place in the neighborhood.

Swashbucklers on parade

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

“Know how hot it is, matey, in 85-degree weather wearin’ leather vest, boots and belts, sword-fightin’ and crackin’ whips? Even sunscreen 240 ain’t enough,” said one Seattle Knights pirate in a break at last weekend’s 17th annual Summer Celebration!

Medical jets to fly over Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

While an air ambulance landing at Renton Airport may have awakened some South end residents in the middle of the night last week, airport officials stated summer repairs being done at Boeing Field will not cause the same amount of air traffic as last summer.

Students serve up a very tasty project: MIHS seniors lauch Lucky Corn at Summer Celebration!

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:11PM

While most teenagers were enjoying precious hours of late-morning sleep, Mercer Island High School seniors George Gebben and Austin Frazier spent the first weeks of summer break up at dawn sweating over the kettle.

MaryMargaret Welch pulls out of Mercer Island School Board race

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

MaryMargaret Welch has pulled out of the race for Pos. 3 in the Mercer Island School Board race, leaving board incumbent and candidate for re-election, Lisa Strauch Eggers, unopposed. Welch, the dean of academics at Eastside Catholic High School announced the news last week, and said she was withdrawing for personal reasons.

Seattle to Portland 21 times

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Long-time Mercer Island resident Tom Jacobs took part in his 21st Group Health Seattle to Portland (STP) Bicycle Classic July 14 and 15.

Islanders help govern highly regarded BCC

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Three of the five Bellevue Community College Board of Trustee members are Islanders; an impressive ratio considering that Washington’s biggest community college — rated as one of the best in America — has little connection with Mercer Island.

Councilmember ignores building codes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Councilmember Sven Goldmanis has been fined by the city of Mercer Island for failing to comply with building code requirements at the condo he owns on 80th Avenue S.E. Goldmanis has also been ordered by the city of Bellevue to stop work on another condo he owns near S.E. 8th Street in Bellevue.

So many colors to choose from

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Board quiet on Simms’ contract

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

After two consecutive years of renewing Mercer Island Superintendent Cyndy Simms’ contract, the School Board has taken no action this year to retain her beyond 2009.

City will help pay to move utility boxes: Cost could reach $500k to move PSE boxes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Though the color has changed on the two utility boxes outside The Mercer in Town Center, there is no indication the “eye sores” will be moved off the sidewalk any time soon.

Karate West moves south

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

Scarcity of drivers doesn’t deter new transportation head

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:10PM

School bus drivers are in high demand these days. From Bellevue to Federal Way, transportation administrators have been recruiting with gusto, desperate to fill a thinning district position. On Mercer Island, the man behind this job is new transportation director Todd Kelsay.

Island police examine priest’s conduct: Kemp accused but not charged, on leave

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:09PM

Parishioners at St. Monica Catholic Church of Mercer Island learned at Mass this past weekend that their pastor of five years, The Rev. Dennis Kemp, has been under investigation for inappropriate conduct with a minor. The investigation by Mercer Island police detectives was completed on July 24 after allegations were filed earlier in July on behalf of a 12-year-old boy and his family. Kemp is now on paid administrative leave while the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle investigates further.

Next year’s grads are pioneers for culminating project

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:09PM

What does Web design, rock climbing and civil rights have in common? Next to nothing, and that’s exactly the point.

Trouble for officer who hit pedestrian: Veteran reprimanded in past for alcohol-related incidents

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:09PM

Though city officials suggest there is not a connection between the three incidents, the officer who struck a pedestrian on the Fourth of July was arrested for a DUI two years ago and reprimanded for being drunk at this year’s Officer of the Year award ceremony.

New rules for towing, traffic fines increase

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:09PM

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Historical Society commemorates first businesses here

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:09PM

Town Center had Art’s grocery, Ben Franklin dime store

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