Bainbridge teen stages tree-sit to block shopping center development

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 10:39am

When Chiara D'Angelo-Patricio learned developers planned to cut down 800 trees for a new Bainbridge Island shopping center, she burst into tears. Now, she's taken to the treetops in hopes of halting the project.
The 19-year-old lifelong island resident scaled a 70-foot evergreen Monday morning and vows to stay up there as long as she can to protest the development at High School Road and Highway 305.