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Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

PORTAGE | In just a couple of months, someone riding the South Shore will be able to stop at the Portage station and walk to Lake Michigan.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

Portage to seek school's approval for work along Willowcreek Road

PORTAGE | A project in the works for more than a dozen years to alleviate traffic congestion along Willowcreek Road is creeping forward.

August 07, 2014 11:00 am
Splash pad, fire station, performance pavilion highlight downtown construction

Splash pad, fire station, performance pavilion highlight downtown construction

PORTAGE | In less than a year, two blocks within the city's downtown redevelopment area will look much different.

July 12, 2014 8:11 pm

Portage street paving bids come in within budget

PORTAGE | Bids for some $4 million in street paving projects within the city came in under budget Tuesday.

June 24, 2014 12:53 pm

Portage, water company to pay for Monnier Street paving

PORTAGE | The Board of Works on Tuesday approved paving half of Monnier Street between Stone and Mulberry avenues.

May 28, 2014 7:36 pm

Portage's University Center to be 're-missioned'

PORTAGE | The University Center will soon no longer be the University Center.

April 05, 2014 7:58 pm

Park development, fire station will highlight $7 million investment in downtown

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission will invest some $7 million this year in Portage's downtown.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Portage commission to hire planning staff despite objections

PORTAGE | The city's Department of Community Development will get a new staffer, despite objections from a couple of officials.

March 04, 2014 12:00 am

Portage moves forward with lakefront property plans

PORTAGE | The city is moving forward with plans to develop a portion of the property it owns just south of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.

November 30, 2013 5:30 pm

Portage ponders lakefront park's operations

PORTAGE | When the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk opened five years ago, officials knew it would be a success.

October 26, 2013 11:15 am
Municipalities wrangle with maintaining streets

Municipalities wrangle with maintaining streets

Keeping streets paved and maintained has been anything but smooth sailing for region municipalities in recent years.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Grass clippings continue to be problem, expense

Grass clippings continue to be problem, expense

PORTAGE | Despite encouragement by city officials for residents to quit bagging their grass clippings, plastic and biodegradable bags keep piling up outside of the city's street department facility.

June 25, 2013 12:00 am
Municipalities ponder U.S. 20's future

Municipalities ponder U.S. 20's future

PORTAGE | As U.S. 20 cuts across the northern part of the city, its identity is somewhat muddled.

March 07, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Portage moves forward with GIS system

PORTAGE | The city is moving ahead with the development of a geographic information system that officials say will improve efficiency for multiple departments.

February 23, 2013 7:00 pm

Portage looks for alternatives to alleviate Willowcreek Road flooding

PORTAGE | The Portage Utility Services Board this week decided to look at alternative ways to handle flooding along Willowcreek Road south of U.S. 6.

February 14, 2013 7:15 pm

Portage's ethics ordinance faces revamp

PORTAGE | The city's ethics ordinance will get a full review by a separate, specially appointed committee.

November 27, 2012 8:00 pm

Low-cost solution found for sinking pipe

PORTAGE | City officials believe they have found a low-cost fix to the sinking 66-inch stormwater outfall pipe just east of Willowdale Road.

October 10, 2012 3:09 pm
City takes another try at developing Founder's Square Park

City takes another try at developing Founder's Square Park

PORTAGE | The city will take a second stab at developing Founder's Square Park.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Related

Portage OKs engineering work for Robbins Road extension

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved the hiring of Abonmarche of Portage to engineer the extension of Robbins Road west of Willowcreek Road.

September 27, 2012 5:15 pm

Park Board plans cookout Tuesday

PORTAGE | The Portage Township Park Board hit the ground running Tuesday evening, holding its first official meeting, getting an update on park projects and planning a session to meet with residents on future park development.

August 23, 2011 7:55 pm
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