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Porter County ups recycling fee by $5

VALPARAISO | For the first time since Porter County instituted a fee for recycling, businesses will have to pay along with residents beginning in January.

18 hours ago

Portage may have to become creative to fund projects

PORTAGE | With the funding for three major projects still up in the air, city officials may have to get creative.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm

FBI visits Portage street department

PORTAGE | FBI officials made their second visit to the city Tuesday.

September 09, 2014 3:45 pm

Council, RDC to hold workshop on proposed $11.2 million bond issue

PORTAGE | There's little doubt that the city's police station could use an overhaul or that a new fire station along Central Avenue would be useful.

September 06, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage Mall property owner questioning city's intent

PORTAGE | At least one Portage Mall property owner is questioning whether the city truly intends to follow through on its promise to make improvements.

September 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Holladay Properties to market Portage property

PORTAGE | Holladay Properties will market city-owned property here.

September 01, 2014 7:00 pm

County waste fee targeted for 25 percent increase

VALPARAISO | The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County is poised to boost the annual fee charged of each household from $15 to $20.

August 23, 2014 11:00 pm

Stormwater coordinator resigns over pay squabble

PORTAGE | The city's designated stormwater coordinator resigned her duties Wednesday following a months-long squabble over some $3,000 in back pay.

August 13, 2014 5:00 pm

Some Portage officials worried city getting too deep in debt

PORTAGE | Some city officials here are worried the city is getting itself too deep into debt.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Leo Hatch Jr. announces bid for Portage mayor

PORTAGE | Longtime Portage Realtor Leo Hatch Jr. has announced his bid for Portage mayor in the 2015 election.

August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Portage Mall improvement plan moves forward

PORTAGE | It appears improvements to the Portage Mall, financed by the city, are back on track.

August 06, 2014 1:34 pm

Portage looking to purchase old Little League park

PORTAGE | The city is looking to purchase the old Portage Little League Park on Evergreen Avenue, but only if they can maintain it.

July 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Commission explores financing options for Portage Mall improvements

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission is continuing to explore options to finance improvements to Portage Mall property.

July 24, 2014 5:23 pm

FBI requests Portage mayor's campaign finance records

VALPARAISO | FBI agents appeared at the Porter County Administration Building on Monday seeking copies of campaign records for Portage Mayor James Snyder.

July 21, 2014 6:24 pm
Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

Portage swears in 62nd firefighter

PORTAGE | Mayor James Snyder swore in Portage's 62nd firefighter Tuesday.

July 08, 2014 12:51 pm

Portage to conduct streetlight analysis

PORTAGE | The city will soon know the condition of every streetlight it owns in the city.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Former steelworkers training center could transform into banquet facility

PORTAGE | For now, the former U.S. Steel Training Center will be buttoned up.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Commission approves demolishing two buildings

PORTAGE | The city's Redevelopment Commission this week awarded two contracts for the building demolition.

June 27, 2014 9:10 am

Portage downtown project could be expanded

PORTAGE | Plans for redevelopment of the city's downtown took a bit of a turn Thursday.

June 26, 2014 6:18 pm

Portage's budget in 'good' shape after tax draw

PORTAGE | The city's financial situation is "good, not great" after officials received word of the spring tax draw.

June 25, 2014 6:30 pm
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