January 15, 2012
NEW — 3:15 p.m. Jan. 15, 2012
While much of the Eastside was blanketed by snow today, snow showers are expected to continue to develop Monday afternoon and persist into Tuesday, according to a winter weather advisory for the area.
A stronger system may give widespread, significant snowfall amounts during the night of Tuesday into Wednesday before turning to rain, according to the advisory.
January 14, 2012
NEW — 3:40 p.m. Jan. 14, 2011
Although congressional redistricting doesn’t shift the city of Newcastle’s representation from the 8th to the 9th Congressional District until 2013, U.S. Rep. Adam Smith says he’s already prepared to make his case of focusing on the still-sluggish economy, job growth and needed tax and education reform to his new constituency.
The congressman — whose district now spans the area south and east of Seattle, including Newcastle, Federal Way, Renton and Bellevue — met with about 75 local and regional government officials, business sector representatives and Newcastle residents at an informal gathering at Newcastle’s City Hall on Jan. 14.
January 13, 2012
NEW — 10:55 a.m. Jan. 13, 2012
Eastside Corridor Constructors and the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the state Route 520 floating bridge and highway to set concrete girders over SR 520 at Evergreen Point Road and 92nd Avenue Northeast and complete other time-sensitive construction activities. The closures will take place Jan. 13-16.
The floating bridge, highway and all ramps will close at 11 p.m. Jan. 13. All ramps, the floating bridge and highway will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday morning.
Both directions of SR 520 and all ramps between Montlake Boulevard and I-405, except for the eastbound entrance from 108th Avenue N.E. SR 520 will remain open between Montlake Boulevard and I-5.
January 10, 2012
NEW — 2:50 p.m. Jan. 10, 2011
Newcastle resident Greg Lussier, of Choice One Realty Group and Better Properties Real Estate, has been awarded the Certified Home Marketing Specialist Designation from Martha Webb, the woman credited with launching the staging industry.
Brokers have recognized Webb’s designation across the country as one of the best real estate marketing certifications available.
Lussier has achieved professional certification as a home marketing specialist.
“The CHMS designation is about much more than staging a home,” Lussier said. “Rather, it is designed to give brokers the insight and tools necessary to put a seller’s property first in line among the properties buyers will consider.”
January 9, 2012
NEW — 12:25 p.m. Jan. 9, 2012
A meet and greet for U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, Washington’s 9th Congressional District representative, will take place at 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at the Newcastle Professional Center.
Final drafts of the Washington State Redistricting Commission’s maps move the city of Newcastle from the 8th to Smith’s 9th Congressional District next year.
The event is free and open to the public.
Congressman Dave Reichert will represent Newcastle until the end of 2012, but Newcastle, Mercer Island and Bellevue will shift to representation from the 9th District in 2013.