Douglas Buell

Uplands housing proposal could be catalyst for Country Charm recreational access

ARLINGTON – Country Charm Recreation and Conservation Area, the largest reigning jewel in Arlington’s parks system at 140 acres, is also its least accessible. That… Continue reading

AHS graduates celebrate journey with courage, heart (Slide Show/Video)

EVERETT – For some graduates in the Arlington High School Class of 2019 who likened school life to a four-year journey along a yellow brick… Continue reading

Weston HS grads: You’ve done it, you’ve won it

ARLINGTON – For a small and resilient graduating class, more than half the students from Weston High School are headed off to college, while the… Continue reading

Show ‘n Shine Car Show cruises into 20th anniversary

ARLINGTON – You’ve got to get up pretty early to find parking during the annual Show ‘n Shine Car Show along Olympic Avenue. Just ask… Continue reading

Strawberries ripe and ready for picking at Biringer Farm

ARLINGTON - The strawberry season has officially started in the Stillaguamish Valley. That’s the juicy crop report from Biringer Farm. The savory red berries are… Continue reading

Relax, this cougar sighting in downtown Arlington no cause for alarm

ARLINGTON – This is one time where it’s safe to take a cougar sighting in downtown sitting down. City staff Friday installed a new bench… Continue reading

New splash pad opens at Haller Park; worth the wait

ARLINGTON – Arlington’s new Splash Pad opened in Haller Park over the Memorial Day weekend, and as the park’s frog mascot sculpture might say, the… Continue reading

City Council to consider two rezones denied by planning commission

ARLINGTON – The City Council Monday will consider two property rezones recommended for denial unanimously by the planning commission that have neighbors worried that new… Continue reading

Students rolling out designer metal bike racks for downtown

ARLINGTON – The city soon will roll out artistic metal bike racks downtown that were designed by inventive high school students and precision finished by… Continue reading

Families explore diversity, vitality of others at Festival of World Cultures (slide show)

MARYSVILLLE – “There’s a lot of positive energy in here,” said the drummer leading the Yolihani Group from Mexico before pounding out another forceful beat… Continue reading

Arlington school nurses making the grade on healthy kids

ARLINGTON – In an Arlington school district with 5,582 students, school board members were asked recently to guess how many trips were made to the… Continue reading

Arlington Graffiti Brigade spring cleanup wipes out tagging, dries up paint, supplies

By Douglas Buell dbuell@arlingtontimes.com ARLINGTON – Armed with paint brushes and rollers, volunteers with the Arlington Graffiti Brigade wiped out a spring outbreak of tagging… Continue reading

Police outreach team delivers promising results in first year

The embedded social worker team on camp visits building trust, offering help to homeless, addicted.

Co-working space now offers best of both worlds: you work, your little one plays

ARLINGTON – Arlington’s Mary Andersen was in a bind five years ago, struggling to find a work-life balance between her new bookkeeping practice, and the… Continue reading

Haller Middle School robotics team going underwater in competition

ARLINGTON – In the shallow end of the Stillaguamish Athletic Club pool away from swimmers, four boys maneuvered a self-built underwater robot to simulate filling… Continue reading

City to move ahead with $8.2M bond issue for new Smokey Point fire station, capital projects

ARLINGTON – The City Council passed a resolution Monday to move forward with a proposed $8.2 million capital projects bond issue to finance a new… Continue reading

Legislature approves 2019-21 capital budget, projects for Arlington, Marysville, Tulalip

OLYMPIA – State lawmakers approved the 2019-21 capital budget Sunday, a $4.9 billion spending plan that includes construction projects for Arlington, Marysville and Tulalip. The… Continue reading

Forum empowers parents to learn more about vaping, JUULing, drug use

ARLINGTON – JUUL is the newest USB thumb drive, marijuana use is on the rise among adolescents in Snohomish County, and Snapchat is the most… Continue reading

Arlington’s first Complete Streets project to be a hit for recreation alley

ARLINGTON – Practice and game days at Bill Quake Memorial Park can be a free-for-all for Little League parents jockeying to find parking and access… Continue reading

Code enforcement a full-time job toward more attractive Arlington

ARLINGTON – For Nalini Margaitis, compliance has been a central focus of her job since she handled wage and hours investigations and criminal cases related… Continue reading